Fraser M. Smith, MB, ChB, BSc(Hons), MD, FRCSI, PGc Clin Ed (Colorectal Surgery)

Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool, UK

Fraser M. Smith is a Consultant General/Colorectal Surgeon in Royal Liverpool University Hospital, UK. He has published a large body of colorectal research, in particularly focussing on rectal cancer. He is an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at the University of Liverpool and is on the reviewer panel for several important scientific journals. He has 30 publications in peer-reviewed journals (23 as 1st author) and 1 Book Chapter. Throughout his career he has won 4 research fellowships, 4 major research prizes, 4 travelling fellowships, a minimally invasive clinical fellowship and one eponymous lecture (34th Millin Lecture, RCSI).

Mr Smith graduated from the University of Glasgow and completed most of his surgical training was in Southern Ireland followed by two prestigious one-year Colorectal Surgery Fellowships. The first of these was in Prof Ara Darzi’s Unit at St Mary’s Hospital London and the other was at the Department of Colorectal Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio. During his surgical training he also undertook observational fellowships with Prof Angelita Habr-Gama in Brazil, Prof Krzysztof Bujko in Poland and Prof Sun Myint in Liverpool.

Mr Smith has a large laparoscopic and endoscopic practice. He was one of the first surgeons in the UK to formally train in transanal TME and introduced it to his clinical practice in 2014. He also has an interest in the endoscopic and transanal treatment of rectal cancer and has a large clinical experience in non-operative “watch and wait” rectal cancer management and is regarded as an international expert in this area. He is regularly invited as faculty to speak on this subject at national and international colorectal surgery meetings. He is the chair of the contact therapy/watch and wait MDT in his Trust and a core member of the early rectal cancer MDT. He has written the regional guidelines for “watch and wait” management and follow up for Cheshire and Merseyside.