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Mr. James Crosbie entered the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland undergraduate medical school in 1990, having been awarded the Arthur Jacob Open Medical Scholarship. He completed overseas electives in the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Mayo Clinic in the USA before graduating with a second class honours degree in 1996. Mr Crosbie completed his basic surgical training in Dublin and subsequently attained a Masters Degree for research on pelvic floor function. He completed his higher surgical training in London and then a fellowship in Colorectal surgery at St. Thomas’ Hospital and University College Hospital. Mr Crosbie was appointed Senior Lecturer/Honorary Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at University College London in 2009.During his time as site lead for Undergraduate Surgical Teaching at the Bloomsbury Campus, he was Chair of the Surgical MMG; was instrumental in the introduction of a new undergraduate curriculum at UCL and received top teacher awards. He continues to maintain an active role in teaching, research and clinical trials. Current research is looking at the role of stem cells in anal sphincter reconstruction and microspheres for treating anal fistula.
His clinical practice focusses on colorectal and anal cancer; endoscopy (gastroscopy/colonoscopy) and advanced procotology (recurrent anal fistula/fissures/haemorrhoids). In partnership with his colorectal colleagues at UCLH, he has pioneered the introduction of new anorectal techniques/operations : secca for incontinence; artificial bowel sphincter and abdominal wall reconstruction for recurrent incisional hernia. Mr Crosbie is Surgical Lead for Anal Cancer at University College London Hospital and runs a specialist clinic in the management of Anal Intra-epithelial neoplasia
Areas of interest
Colonoscopy; gastroscopy; anal intraepithelial neoplasia; abdominal wall hernia; haemorrhoids; anal fissure; anal fistula; rectal prolapse;
Anaesthetists worked with
Current NHS consultant posts held
University College London Hospital
Mr Crosbie leads on developing new and innovative techniques to treat complex pelvic floor and proctology conditions. He currently has a Welcome Trust Grant to investigate the role of Microspheres in the management of Perianal Fistula.
Horse racing, fly fishing.
Wilson and Suffern Medal for Character and Industry. Arthur Jacob Open Medical Scholarship Top Teacher Award UCL 2011-2012
(Additional) Languages spoken
- French - Conversational
- Arabic - Basic
- Irish - Basic
1. ‘Temporary sacral nerve stimulation alters rectal sensory function’. Abdel-Halim MR, Crosbie J, Engledow A, Windsor A, Cohen CR, Emmanuel AV. Dis Colon Rectum. 2011 Sep;54(9):1134-40
2. ‘Dynamic magnetic resonance imaging of the pelvic floor in patients with idiopathic combined fecal and urinary incontinence.’ Eguare E, Neary p, Crosbie J, Beddy P, McGovern B, Torreggiani W, Conlon K, Keane F. J Gastrointestinal Surg 2004 Jan;8(1): 73-82
- MB Bch BAO LRCPS&I Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 1996
- MD Trinity College Dublin 2004
- FRCSI Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland 2007
- Diploma in Hospital Management for Doctors University College Dublin and Department of Health 2000
- Fellowship in Colorectal and Laparoscopic Surgery St Thomas' Hospital and University College London Hospital 2008
Reference number 4787905
Details of entry to specialist register
- FRCS(Gen and Colorectal Surg), 2008
Affiliations / memberships
MB BCh BAO LRCPSI MD FRCS
Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine
British Medical Association
Medical Defence Union
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