Mr James Kinross PhD FRCS

Consultant Surgeon


Dr. James Kinross is a consultant colorectal surgeon, at St. Mary's Hospital London. His clinical interests are in minimally invasive and laparoscopic surgery for the treatment of colorectal cancer and benign conditions of the colon and rectum. He operates on the abdominal wall and treats conditions such as inguinal and incisional hernias. He also has an interest in surgical nutrition and modulation of the gut microbiota by pro and prebiotics for gut health. He was trained in Northwest London, and he was an NIHR Clinical Lecturer in Surgery and an Ethicon Laparoscopic Fellow in Colorectal Surgery. He was awarded a Royal College of Surgeons of England training fellowship during his PhD and he was funded by the Academy of Medical Sciences as an early stage lecturer. He is a visiting Professor at the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland. He is currently funded by Bowel and Cancer research and the Imperial BRC


Research and Academia

Mr. Kinross is a Senior Lecturer in Surgery at Imperial College London. He performs translational research into computational and systems biology in surgery. He studies the role of the gut microbiome (the bacteria that reside within our gut) in the aetiology of colon cancer, Crohn's disease and obesity.  He is also involved in clinical trials using intra-operative mass spectrometry (known as Real-time Electrospray Ionisation Mass Spectrometry or REIMS) for improving precision in the surgical treatment of colorectal cancer. He has published over 60 peer reviewed papers, and authored several book chapters. He has presented at over 30 international conferences and speaks regularly each year. More information on his academic work can be found here and his research papers can also be read here.