Tom Routledge


Thoracic surgery consultant


Tom Routledge is consultant thoracic surgeon and honorary lecturer at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals / King's College School of Medicine. He joined Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust as a consultant in 2007. Previously, he held the post of senior fellowship in thoracic surgery at the internationally renowned Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre in New York, where he worked for one year from 2006 to 2007.

Education and training

  • Registrar training scheme in cardiothoracic surgery, Papworth Hospital, Cambridge 2001-2006 (FRCS CTh)

  • SHO surgical rotation training scheme- London 1998-2001 MRCS

  • Merton College, University of Oxford 1994-1997 Clinical medicine course (BM BCh)

  • Corpus Christi College, Cambridge 1991-1994 1st class degree in medical sciences  (MA)

Research interests

  • clinical innovation in minimally invasive surgery

  • surgical training

  • sentinel node technology in lung cancer surgery.


  • Cambridge University scholarship

  • MRCS gold medal 2001

  • FRCS gold medal 2007

  • Local clinical excellence award level 5.

Last updated: April 2022

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