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Mr Russell is a fully accredited NHS Consultant General Surgeon on the General Medical Council specialist register for General Surgery.
Mr Russell undertook his undergraduate medical studies at St. Andrews University before completing his clinical studies at Cambridge University. His specialist surgical training took place in Cambridge and the eastern deanery and in his final year of training was appointed as the General Surgical Chief Resident at Addenbrooke’s.
He was appointed as a Consultant General and Transplant Surgeon at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in 2014.
Mr Russell has experience in all aspects of general surgery but his main interests in general surgery lie with the treatment of abdominal wall and groin hernias. He performs laparoscopic (key hole) and open hernia repairs as well as groin hernia repairs under local anaesthetic.
Mr Russell’s transplant work includes kidney, pancreas and intestinal/multivisceral transplants and he is the surgical lead for living donor kidney transplantation at Addenbrooke’s. Through his experience with intestinal transplantation Mr Russell performs repairs/reconstruction of complex abdominal wall hernias.
Mr Russell is heavily involved in the teaching of the medical students and junior doctors, including trainee general surgeons. He examines for the Cambridge University exam board and is an Associate Lecturer at Cambridge University Medical School.
Out of work Neil enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf with his border collie in tow.
Areas of interest
Laparoscopic abdominal wall and groin hernia repairs; open abdominal wall and groin hernia repairs; local anaesthetic groin hernia repairs; gallstone disease; laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant General and Transplant surgeon
Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Mr Russell continues to publish and present both nationally and internationally in his specialised field of Transplantation and General Surgery.
Spending time with family
You Made a Difference Award (Addenbrooke's hospital employee of the month award May 2012)
Windsor Scholarship, Emmanuel College, Cambridge (2001)
- BSc Degree in Medical Science University of St Andrews 1999
- MB BChir University of Cambridge 2001
- MChir University of Cambridge 2010
- FRCS Royal College of Surgeons of England 2013
Reference number 6040026
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCT Royal College of Surgeons of England, 2014
Affiliations / memberships
1. Royal College of Surgeons of England
2. European Society for Organ Transplantation
3. British Transplantation Society
4. Association of Surgeons in Training
- Nuffield Health Cambridge Hospital
- 15:00 - 20:30
- 01223 370922
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