ANGUS WATSON

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, NHS Highland
Member of Council, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Honorary Chair of Surgery, University of Aberdeen

Professor Angus J M Watson is a Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon at Raigmore Hospital, Inverness. He holds honorary chairs at the Universities of Aberdeen, Stirling and the Highlands & Islands. He is an elected member of council of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and a Clinical Advisor to the Scottish government. He trained in Manchester, Scotland and New Zealand before being appointed a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at Manchester Royal Infirmary in 2005. Professor Watson moved to Inverness in 2009.

His main clinical interests are surgery for inflammatory bowel disease and benign anorectal conditions. His research interests are diverse. He is a co-applicant and Principal Investigator of a wide range of national and international clinical trials. His innovations include the Scottish Surgical Boot Camp and he is the instigator and clinical lead of the NHS Scotland Colon Capsule programme. Angus has a number of grants to promote surgical skills acquisition using bio-synthetic tissue and augmented reality.

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