Professor Tim Underwood BSc (Hons), MBBS, PhD, FRCS (Gen. Surg)
Professor of Gastrointestinal Surgery
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Professor Tim Underwood is MRC Clinician Scientist and Senior Lecturer within Medicine at the University of Southampton.
Tim Underwood was appointed as an MRC Clinician Scientist in 2011. He graduated from the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine (London) in 1998 with a first class BSc in Molecular Medicine and the Gant Medal for Surgery. He trained in General Surgery in London and Southampton before completing a PhD in the Blaydes laboratory in 2007. He has subsequently specialized in Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery with a special interest in oesophageal cancer and minimally invasive surgical techniques. He was awarded the Association of Surgeons of GB & I prize and medal for his outstanding performance in the final FRCS exams in February 2011.
Tim Underwood was appointed as an NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Surgery in 2008 and developed a research program to investigate stromal-epithelial interactions in the oesophagus. He has developed a 3D organotypic model of the human oesophagus and is currently using this to study the role of cancer associated fibroblasts in the development and maintenance of oesophageal cancer.
Tim Underwood is collaborating with Dr Rebecca Fitzgerald (MRC Cancer Cell Unit, Cambridge) on a CRUK funded project to sequence to oesophageal cancer genome as part of the International Cancer Genome Consortium (www.icgc.org).
BSc, Molecular Medicine, University of London (1997)
MBBS, University of London (1998)
MRCS, Royal College of Surgeons of England (2002)
PhD, University of Southampton (2007)
FRCS (Gen. Surg), Royal College of Surgeons of England (2011)
MRC/RCS Clinical Research Training Fellow, Cancer Sciences Division, University of Southampton (2003-2006)
Specialist Registrar, General Surgery, Wessex Deanery (2003-2008)
NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Surgery, Cancer Sciences Division, University of Southampton (2008-2011)
MRC Clinician Scientist, Cancer Sciences Division, University of Southampton (2011- )