Miss Carolynne Vaizey was educated at Cape Town University and then trained in General and Trauma Surgery up to Consultant level in Johannesburg. On returning to this country in 1992 she first worked as a Surgical Fellow in a District General Hospital and then took up a research post at St Mark’s Hospital in Harrow to obtain an MD through the University of London.
At the beginning of 1998 she became a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at the Middlesex Hospital in Central London and Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College London. In 2003 she took up a new post as Consultant Surgeon at St Mark’s Hospital. She is now the Chair of Surgery at St Mark's, the Lead Surgeon for Intestinal Failure and Director of the Sir Alan Park's Physiology Unit.
Miss Vaizey has particular interests in the management of the intestinal failure, Crohn's, faecal incontinence, anal surgery and functional bowel disease. She has written 14 book chapters on her specialty interests and has 98 papers and editorials published.