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Professor Robin Phillips


Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

Enquiries - 020 8869 3390 or
Private secretary - Bharti Huda
Private appointments - 020 8235 4251 or

Areas of Expertise

Colorectal Surgery
Anal fistula
Complex cases that have ‘gone wrong’ elsewhere
Ileoanal pouches
Polyposis syndromes

Special/Research Interests

Anal Fistula
Inherited colorectal cancer syndromes (Familial adenomatous polyposis, juvenile polyposis, Peutz-Jeghers syndrome)

Current NHS and/or University post(s)

Consultant Surgeon, St Mark’s Hospital
Clinical Director, St Mark’s Hospital, Gastroenterology and Emergency Surgery
Professor of Colorectal Surgery, Imperial College

Professional and Personal profile

Professor Phillips is a Colorectal Surgeon with a tertiary referral practice in inflammatory bowel disease, inherited cancer and anal fistula.  He became Clinical Director of St Mark's in 2004.

Professor Phillips has a national and international reputation, between 2005-10 delivering many keynote lectures: Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Lecturer; Daher Cutait Lecturer, Brazilian Society of Coloproctology; Gold Medal, Danish Surgical Society; 19th Buie Visiting Professor, Mayo Clinic, USA; Ernestine Hambrick Lecturer, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons; David Jagelman Visiting Professor, Cleveland Clinic, USA.
Between 2003-2010 he (co-)supervised 7 MD/PhD theses awarded, 3 in preparation, 74 peer- reviewed articles (52 polyposis)  some clinical, others basic science (25), 7 book chapters and co-edited 3 books.

He became Honorary Administrative Co-Director of Insight (the International Society for the Investigation of Gastrointestinal Hereditary Tumours) in 2003, jointly responsible for a worldwide patient register, membership, and with biennial international meetings (San Antonio, Texas, 2011).


Honorary Administrative Director of INSIGHT (International Society for the Investigation of Gastrointestinal Hereditary Tumours)
Past President of the Section of Coloproctology of the Royal Society of Medicine

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