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Routledge, Tom – thoracic surgery consultant


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Tom Routledge, thoracic surgery consultant



Area of expertise: cancer, robotic surgery; radical surgery for mesothelioma, sentinel node technology in lung cancer surgery.

  • Biography

    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)
  • Specialist interests

    • minimally invasive cancer surgery, in which I work as a national consultant trainer

    • rib fracture fixation for trauma

    • surgical training

    • robotic surgery

    • radical surgery for mesothelioma.

  • Awards

    • Cambridge University scholarship

    • MRCS gold medal 2001

    • FRCS gold medal 2007

    • Local clinical excellence award level 5.

  • Research interests

    • clinical innovation in minimally invasive surgery

    • surgical training

    • sentinel node technology in lung cancer surgery.