King, Mr Andrew

Andrew KingMA, MB.BChir, PhD, FRCS (Gen Surg)


General surgery


Colorectal and intestinal failure surgery

Training and education

  • MB.BChir (bachelor of medicine, bachelor of surgery) - University of Cambridge
  • MA in physiology - University of Cambridge
  • Basic surgical training - Birmingham and Wessex
  • PhD - University of Southampton
  • Higher surgical training - Wessex


Mr King has worked for the Trust since April 2009. His areas of expertise include:

  • laparoscopic colorectal surgery
  • laparoscopic pelvic surgery and pouch surgery
  • open colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease surgery
  • laparoscopic and open hernia repair
  • colonoscopy
  • intestinal failure surgery.

Key achievements

  • Setting up the modified early warning score across the surgical division, which seeks to identify critically ill surgical patients early
  • Setting up a clinical trial, with Professor Ottensmeier, looking at DNA vaccines against colorectal cancer
  • Setting up a clinical trial, again with Professor Ottensmeier, looking at DNA vaccines against cytomegalovirus in transplantation
  • Setting up the regional centre of expertise for intestinal failure surgery.

Awards and prizes

  • Competitive research training fellowship - Cancer Research UK, 2000
  • Best presentation - Intensive Care Society: State of the Art Conference, 2002 
  • Best presentation - University of Southampton postgraduate conference, 2002 


  • King A, Pockney PG et al. Medical emergency teams and cardiac arrests in hospital. BMJ. 2002; 324: 1215-6.
  • King A, Primrose JN. The Principles of Cancer Treatment by Surgery. Surgery. Vol. 21(11) 2003; 284-88.
  • Stevenson FK,  King A,  Ottensmeier CH. Vaccine Therapy in NHL: Future Promises and Current Limitations. Leukemia and Lymphoma. 2003; 44: 85-90.