Justin Davies Colorecta surgeon in Cambridge UK Justin Davies Colorecta surgeon in Cambridge UK

JUSTIN DAVIES
MA MB MChir LRCP FRCS FRCS (Gen Surg) FEBC FASCRS

Personal Details

Full Name: Richard Justin Davies
Date of Birth: 11 March 1971
Age: 47
Nationality: British
Martial Status: Married, 2 children
Registration: Full. GMC No. 4156596
 

Education

1992-1995 University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
1989-1992 University of Cambridge, Downing College
 

Qualifications

2017 FASCRS (Hon)
2007 FEBS (Coloproctology)
2006 FRCS (Gen Surg)
2003 MChir (Cambridge, by thesis)
1998 FRCS (England)
1996 MA (Cambridge)
1995 MB BChir (Cambridge)
1995 LMSSA LRCP MRCS (London)
1992 BA (Hons) Class 2.1 (Cambridge)
 

Prizes, Awards and Distinctions

Research:
2012 Kevin Burnand Prize, Society of Academic and Research Surgery (supervisor: awarded to S Buczacki)
2011 Trainees Prize, East Anglian Chapter ACPGBI (supervisor: awarded to S Buczacki)
2006 Travelling Fellowship, RSM Section of Coloproctology
2004 Trainees Prize, Surgical Club of South West England
2004 Travelling Fellowship, RSM Section of Coloproctology
2003 John Farndon Prize, Surgical Club of South West England
2002 PATEY PRIZE, Society of Academic and Research Surgery
2002 JOHN OF ARDERNE MEDAL, RSM Section of Coloproctology
2002 Travelling Fellowship, Association of Coloproctology of GB&I
2002 Travelling Fellowship, RSM Section of Coloproctology
2001 Travelling Fellowship, Japan Surgical Society
2001 Registrars Prize, East Anglian Surgical Club

Clinical:
2017 International Fellow, American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
2012 Price Thomas Travelling Fellow, Travelling Surgical Society
2008 BRITISH TRAVELLING FELLOW, Association of Coloproctology of GB&I/RSM
2008 Trainees Prize, East Anglian Chapter ACPGBI (supervisor: awarded to Mr. A Alvi)
2006 Keymed Travelling Scholarship, Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of GB&I
2006 Ronald Raven Barbers' Award, Royal College of Surgeons of England
2006 Ethicon Foundation Award, Royal College of Surgeons of England
2005 Travelling Fellowship, Surgical Club of South West England
2000 Travelling Fellowship, Surgical Club of South West England

University:
1994 CAMBRIDGE BLUE (RUGBY UNION)

Current Positions

July 2007 onwards Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge Laparoscopic colorectal surgeon, including laparoscopic extralevator APER, single port laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic ileoanal pouch surgery and a regional laparoscopic service for adolescents with IBD
March 2013 onwards Associate Lecturer, University of Cambridge
April 2014 onwards Clinical Director for Digestive Diseases
April 2016 onwards Director of Studies for Clinical Medicine and Bye-Fellow, Downing College, University of Cambridge

Positions of Responsibility

National:
  • Topic Advisor, NICE Colorectal Cancer Guidelines Committee (2017 to now)
  • Vice President, Royal Society of Medicine Section of Coloproctology (2017 to now)
  • Member, Cancer Services Committee, Royal College of Surgeons of England (2016 to now)
  • Council Member, Royal Society of Medicine Section of Coloproctology (2012 to now)
  • IBD Surgical Committee, Association of Coloproctology of GB&I (2015 to now)
  • Chair, Education and Training Committee, Association of Coloproctology of GB&I (2013 to 2016)
  • Council Member, Association of Coloproctology of GB&I (2013 to 2016)
  • Member of Executive Committee of Council, Association of Coloproctology of GB&I (2013 to 2016)
  • Education and Training Committee Member, Association of Coloproctology of GB&I (2008 to 2016)
  • Medical Member, Patient Liaison Group, Royal College of Surgeons of England (2009 to 2013)
Regional:
  • Clinical Reference Group Member for Specialist Cancer Surgery, East of England (2016 to now)
  • Clinical Reference Group Member for Specialised Colorectal Services, East of England (2013 to 2016)
  • Programme Director, Core Surgical Training (Cambridgeshire) (2009 to 2011)
Local:
  • Clinical Director of Digestive Diseases (2014 to 2018)
  • Clinical Director for General Surgery (2011 to 2014)
  • Specialty Lead for Colorectal Surgery (2014)
  • NHS appraiser (2013 to now)

Books

Surgeon's Guide to Anaesthesia and Perioperative Care.
Eds: Jane Sturgess, Justin Davies and Kamen Valchanov. Cambridge University Press 2014

Publications

  1. Birindelli A, Mandrioli M, Ten Broek R, Sallinen V, Davies R J, Di Saverio S.
    Laparoscopic adhesiolysis: not for all patients, not for all surgeons, not in all centres.
    Updates in Surgery 2018 (in press)

  2. Sartelli M, Kluger Y, Hardcastle T C, Rello J, Watkins R R, Bassetti M, Giamarellou E, Coccolini F, Abu-Zidan F M, Adesunkanmi A K, Augustin G, Baiocchi G L, Bala M, Baraket O, Beltran M A, Jusoh A C, Demetrashvili Z, De Simone B, de Souza H P, Cui Y, Davies R J, et al. Raising concerns about the Sepsis-3 definitions
    World Journal of Emergency Surgery 2018 (in press)

  3. Birindelli A, Davies R J, Tugnoli G, Catena F, Di Saverio S.
    Would dedicated emergency surgery professionals improve the emergency general surgery service and reduce the "weekend effect"?
    Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery 2018; 22: 767-768

  4. Xanthis A, Greenberg D, Miller R, Fearnhead N, Davies R J, Hall N.
    Local recurrence after 'standard' abdominoperineal resection: do we really need ELAPE?
    Annals of The Royal College of Surgeons of England 2018; 100: 111-115

  5. Pelvex Collaborative (including Davies R J)
    Surgical and survival outcomes following pelvic exenteration for locally advanced rectal cancer: Results from an international collaboration
    Annals of Surgery 2018; (in press)

  6. Pelvex Collaborative (including Davies R J)
    Factors affecting the outcomes following pelvic exenteration for locally recurrent rectal cancer: Results from an international collaboration
    British Journal of Surgery 2018; 6: 650-657

  7. Davies R J
    Pouch surgery in adolescents
    Ileoanal Pouch Report 2017. Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland. p.33

  8. Morar P S, Hollingshead J, Bemelman W, Sevdalis N, Pinkney T, Wilson G, Pipe J, Dunlop M, Davies R J, Guy R, Fearnhead N S, Brown S, Warusavitarne J, Edwards C, Faiz O.
    Establishing key performance indicators (KPIs) and their importance for the surgical management of inflammatory bowel disease– results from a pan-european, Delphi consensus study.
    Journal of Crohn's and Colitis 2017; 11: 1362-68

  9. Davies R J. Surgery and transition for adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease.
    Colorectal Disease 2018 (in press)

  10. Francis N K, Weegenaar C, Curtis N J, Boorman P A, Brook A, Thorpe G, Keogh K, Grainger J, Davies R J, Wheeler J, Brown S R, Steele R J, Dawson P, on behalf of the ACPGBI
    Education and Training Committee
    Barriers and gaps in training and education: Survey of the ACPGBI community
    Colorectal Disease 2017 (in press)

  11. Francis N, Penna M, Mackenzie H, Carter F, Hompes R, On behalf of the International TaTME Educational Collaborative Group (including Davies R J).
    Consensus on Structured Training Curriculum for Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision (TaTME)
    Surgical Endoscopy 2017; 31: 2711-2719

  12. Shaikh F, Stewart P, Walsh S R, Davies R J. Laparoscopic lavage or colonic resection for acute perforated sigmoid diverticulitis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
    International Journal of Surgery 2017 (in press)

  13. The HubBle Trial: haemorrhoidal artery ligation (HAL) versus rubber band ligation (RBL) for symptomatic second- and third-degree haemorrhoids:a multicenter randomized trial and health-economic evaluation.
    Brown S, Tiernan J, Biggs K, Hind D, Shephard N, Bradburn M, Wailoo A, Alshreef A, Swaby L, Watson A, Radley S, Jones O, Skaife P, Agarwal A, Giordano P, Lamah M, Cartmell M, Davies R J, Faiz O, Nugent K, Clarke A, MacDonald A, Conaghan P, Ziprin P, Makhija R.
    Health Technol Assess. 2016 Nov;20(88):1-150

  14. Penna M, Hompes R, Mackenzie H, Carter F, Francis NK, on behalf of the TaTME Educational Collaborative Group (including Davies R J)
    First International Training and Assessment Consensus Workshop on Transanal Total Mesorectal Excision (TaTME)
    Techniques in Coloproctology 2016; 20: 343-352

  15. Brown S R, Tiernan J P, Watson A, Biggs K, Shepard N, Wailoo A, Bradburn M, Alshreef A, Hind D, The Hubble Study Team (including Davies R J)
    Haemorrhoidal artery ligation versus rubber Band Ligation for the management of symptomatic second and third degree haemorrhoids (HubBLe): a multicentre, open-label, randomised controlled trial.
    Lancet 2016; 388: 356-64

  16. F D McDermott, S Arora, J Smith, R J C Steele, G L Carlson, D C Winter & on behalf of the ASGBI/ ACPGBI Anastomotic Leak Working Group (including Davies R J.)
    ASGBI Issues in Professional Practice: Prevention, Diagnosis & Management Of Colorectal Anastomotic Leakage. 2016
    http://www.acpgbi.org.uk/content/uploads/2016/03/management-of-colorectal-anastomtic-leakage.pdf

  17. Page A, Shashitall S, Chatzizachariasis N, Davies R J.
    The role of laparoscopic surgery in the management of children and adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease
    Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 May;94(21):e874. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000000874.

  18. Buczacki S, Davies R J.
    Complete mesocolic excision (CME) with central vessel ligation (CVL): a new standard in colon cancer surgery (editorial)
    Translational Gastrointestinal Cancer 2015; 4: 182-184

  19. Buczacki S, Davies R J.
    The confounding effects of tumour heterogeneity and cellular plasticity on personalised surgical management of colorectal cancer
    Colorectal Disease 2014; 16: 329-331

  20. Goon P, Morrison V, Fearnhead N, Davies R J, Wilson C, Jephcott C, Sterling J, Crawford R.
    High resolution anoscopy may be useful in achieving reductions in anal cancer local disease failure rates.
    European Journal of Cancer Care 2015; 24: 411-416

  21. McMullin C, Morton J, Cameron E, Miles P, Torrente F, Heuschkel R, Davies R J, Carroll N
    A comparison of outcomes for adults and children undergoing resection for inflammatory bowel disease: Is there a difference?
    ISRN Gastroenterology 2014; Article ID 410753, 4 pages, 2014. Doi:10.1155/2014/410753

  22. Buczacki S, Davies R J
    Colon resection- is standard technique adequate?
    Surgical Oncology Clinics of North America 2014; 23: 25-34

  23. Noorani A, Rabey N, Durrani A, Walsh S R, Davies R J
    Systematic review of sentinel lymph node biopsy in anal squamous call carcinoma.
    International Journal of Surgery 2013; 11: 762-766

  24. Pantelides N M, Davies R J, Fearnhead N S, Malata C M.
    The gluteal fold flap: a versatile option for perineal reconstruction following anorectal cancer resection.
    Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery 2013; 66: 812-820

  25. Deutsch C, Chan K, Alawattegama H, Davies R J.
    Doppler-guided transanal haemorrhoidal dearterialisation (THD) is a safe and effective daycase procedure for all grades of symptomatic haemorrhoids.
    Surgical Science 2012; 3: 542-545

  26. Morgan A, Doble A, Davies R J.
    Successful conservative management of a colorenal fistula complicating percutaneous cryoablation of renal tumors: a case report.
    Journal of Medical Case Reports 2012; 6: 365

  27. Chatzizachariasis N, Torrente F, Brennan M, Heuschkel R, Davies R J.
    Single port laparoscopic subtotal colectomy and ileostomy in an adolescent with ulcerative colitis.
    Journal of Crohn's and Colitis 2012; 6: 1031-1033

  28. Rosich-Medina A, Ariyaratnam J, Koo B, Turner W T, Fearnhead NS, Davies R J., Durrani A
    The utility of CT angiography in planning perineal flap reconstruction following radical pelvic surgery
    International Journal of Surgery 2012; 10: 217-220

  29. Sanka S, Gomez A, Set P, Rimareva N, Davies R J, Rolfe P, Noble-Jamieson G, Torrente F, Heuschkel R, Zilbauer M.
    Use of small bowel MRI enteroclysis in the management of paediatric IBD.
    Journal of Crohn's and Colitis 2012; 6: 550-556

  30. Buczacki S, Davies R J, Winton D J.
    Stem cells, quiescence and rectal carcinomas: an unexplored relationship and potential therapeutic target.
    British Journal of Cancer 2011; 105: 1253-1259

  31. Davies R J.
    Commentary on: Risk factors predictive of severe diverticular hemorrhage. International Journal of Surgery 2011; 9: 83-85 (invited commentary).
    International Journal of Surgery 2011; 9: 353-354

  32. Ali J, Rajaratnam S, Davies R J.
    "Omental wrap": A simple technique to close the mesenteric defect after laparoscopic right hemicolectomy.
    Annals of The Royal College of Surgeon of England 2011; 93: 418

  33. Noorani A, Rabey N, Walsh S R, Davies R J.
    Systematic review and meta-analysis of preoperative antisepsis with chlorhexidine versus povidine-iodine in clean, contaminated surgery
    British Journal of Surgery 2010; 97: 1614-1620

  34. Courtney E, Brennan M, Noble-Jamieson G, Heuschkel R, Davies R J
    Laparoscopic adult colorectal surgeon and adolescents with inflammatory bowel disease: a safe combination?
    International Journal of Colorectal Disease 2011;26:357-360

  35. Wiles A P, Cameron E A B, Lomas D J, Davies R J, Save V.
    An unusual cause of anaemia.
    Gut 2010;59:1139,1338

  36. Marshall A E, Rushbrook S M, Vowler S L, Palmer C R, Davies R J, Gibbs P, Davies S E, Coleman N, Alexander G J M.
    Tumour recurrence following liver transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma: Role of tumor proliferation status.
    Liver Transplantation 2010; 16: 279-288

  37. Alvi A, Wood L, Davies R J.
    A selective policy ensures safe integration of laparoscopic colorectal resection into the practice of a newly appointed consultant surgeon.
    Open Colorectal Cancer Journal 2009; 2: 7-10

  38. Davies R J.
    UK Travelling Fellow Report 2008
    Colonews, Autumn 2008: 11-12

  39. Swett Cosentino J, Davies R J, McLeod R S, Cohen Z.
    Lymphoma following ileal pouch-anal anastomosis.
    Canadian Journal of Surgery 2009; 52: 123-126

  40. Scarpini C, White V, Muralidhar B, Patterson A, Hickey N, Singh N, Mullerat J, Winslet M, Davies R J, Phillips M, Stacey P, Laskey R A, Miller R, Nathan M, Coleman N.
    Improved screening for anal neoplasia by immunocytochemical detection of minichromosome maintenance proteins.
    Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention 2008; 17: 2855-2864

  41. Davies R J, O'Connor B I, Victor C, MacRae H M, Cohen Z, McLeod R S.
    A prospective evaluation of sexual function and quality of life following ileal pouch-anal anastomosis.
    Diseases of the Colon and Rectum 2008; 51: 1032-1035

  42. Davies R J.
    Haemorrhoids
    BMJ Clinical Evidence Issue 17, 2007.
    URL: http://www.clinicalevidence.com/ceweb/conditions/dsd/0415/0415.jsp

  43. Davies R J.
    Haemorrhoids
    American Family Physician 2006; 74: 1168-1172

  44. Davies R J.
    Haemorrhoids
    BMJ Clinical Evidence Concise 2006; 16: 211-214

  45. Davies R J.
    Haemorrhoids.
    Clinical Evidence 2006; 15: 711-724

  46. Chatrath P, Scott I S, Morris L S, Davies R J, Bird K, Vowler S L, Coleman N.
    Immunohistochemical estimation of cell cycle phase in laryngeal neoplasia.
    British Journal of Cancer 2006; 95: 314-321

  47. Davies R J.
    Haemorrhoids.
    Clinical Evidence Concise 2006; 15: 180-183

  48. Scott I S, Odell E, Chatrath P, Morris L S, Davies R J, Vowler S L, Laskey R A, Coleman N.
    A minimally invasive immunocytochemical approach to early detection of oral malignancy and dysplasia.
    British Journal of Cancer 2006; 94: 1170-1175

  49. Harris M R E, Davies R J, Brown S, Jones S M, Eyers P S, Chester J F.
    Surgical treatment of varicose veins: effect of rationing.
    Annals of The Royal College of Surgeons of England 2006; 88: 37-39

  50. Davies R J, Miller R, Coleman N.
    Screening for colorectal cancer using stool.
    Discovery Medicine 2005; 5: 175-179

  51. Davies R J, Barros D'Sa I, Lucarotti M E, Fowler A L, Tottle A, Birch P, Cook T A.
    Bowel function following insertion of self-expanding metallic stents for palliation of colorectal cancer.
    Colorectal Disease 2005; 7: 251-253

  52. Davies R J, Miller R, Coleman N.
    Colorectal cancer screening: prospects for molecular stool analysis.
    Nature Reviews Cancer 2005; 5: 199-209

  53. Davies R J, Collins C D, Vickery C J, Eyre-Brook I, Welbourn R.
    Reduction in the proportion of patients with colorectal cancer presenting as an emergency following the introduction of fast-track flexible sigmoidoscopy: a three-year prospective observational study.
    Colorectal Disease 2004; 6: 265-267

  54. Davies R J, Pryce Lewis J, Welbourn R.
    Higher surgical training in laparoscopic surgery in the south western deanery: results of a regional survey.
    Annals of The Royal College of Surgeons of England (Suppl) 2004; 86: 48-49

  55. Davies R J, Scott I S, Morris L S, Rushbrook S M, Bird K, Vowler S, Arends M J, Miller R, Coleman N.
    Minichromosome maintenance protein 2 expression in active inflammatory bowel disease.
    Colorectal Disease 2004; 6: 103-110

  56. Scott I S, Morris L S, Bird K, Davies R J, Vowler S L, Rushbrook S M, Marshall A E, Laskey R A, Miller R, Arends M J, Coleman N.
    A novel immunohistochemical method to estimate cell cycle phase distribution in archival tissue: implications for the prediction of outcome in colorectal cancer.
    Journal of Pathology 2003; 201: 187-197

  57. Chatrath P, Scott I S, Morris L S, Davies R J, Rushbrook S M, Bird K, Vowler S L, Grant J W, Saeed I T, Howard D, Laskey R A, Coleman N.
    Aberrant expression of minichromosome maintenance protein-2 and Ki67 in laryngeal squamous epithelial lesions.
    British Journal of Cancer 2003; 89: 1048-1054

  58. Davies R J.
    Early detection of colorectal adenocarcinoma using antibodies against minichromosome maintenance proteins.
    MChir thesis, University of Cambridge; 2003

  59. Davies R J, Freeman A, Morris L, Bingham S, Dilworth S, Scott I S, Laskey R, Miller R, Coleman N.
    Analysis of minichromosome maintenance proteins as a novel method for detection of colorectal cancer in stool.
    Lancet 2002; 359: 1917-1919

  60. Davies R J, Ewings P, Welbourn R, Collins C, Kennedy R, Royle C.
    A prospective study to assess the implementation of a fast-track system to meet the two-week target for colorectal cancer in Somerset.
    Colorectal Disease 2002; 4: 28-30

  61. Bury A, Underhill A E, Burke K, Fleming R P E, Davies R J, Gomm PS.
    Metal complexes of anti-inflammatory drugs.
    Inorganica Chimica Acta 1988; 152: 171-175

Published Book Chapters

  1. Davies R J, Miller R.
    What is the role of prophylactic surgery in the prevention of colorectal cancer?
    In: Evidence Based Oncology (eds Williams C, Bramwell V, Bonfill X, Cuzick J, Forbes J, Grant R, Guthrie D, Mason M, Simmonds P, Singh A D, Weston R, Williams H) 2003. BMJ Publishing Group, London. p.104-109

  2. Davies R J, Sturgess J.
    Sedation
    In: Surgeons's Guide to Anaesthesia and Perioperative Care (Eds: Sturgess J, Davies J, Valchanov K). Cambridge University Press 2014. p.59-62

  3. Sturgess J, Davies R J.
    Colorectal cases
    In: Surgeons's Guide to Anaesthesia and Perioperative Care (Eds: Sturgess J, Davies J, Valchanov K). Cambridge University Press 2014. p. 91-101

  4. Sturgess J, Davies R J.
    Scoring systems
    In: Surgeons's Guide to Anaesthesia and Perioperative Care (Eds: Sturgess J, Davies J, Valchanov K). Cambridge University Press 2014. p. 259-268

  5. Will O, Davies R J.
    Unexpected bowel pathology
    In: Gynaecologic and Obstetric Surgery: Challenges and Management Options.
    (Eds: Coomarasamy A, Shafi M, Chan C, Davila W). Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford (in press)

Published Correspondence

  1. Page A A, Khan A, Davies R J
    Routine colonoscopy following acute uncomplicated diverticulitis (British Journal of Surgery 2011; 98: 1630-34 )
    British Journal of Surgery 2012; 99: 300

  2. Walsh S, Noorani A, Rabey N, Davies R J.
    Authors reply: Systematic review and meta-analysis of preoperative antisepsis with chlorhexidine versus povidine-iodine in clean, contaminated surgery. (British Journal of Surgery 2010; 97: 1614-1620)
    British Journal of Surgery 2011; 98: 462

  3. Davies R J.
    A systematic review of the impact of volume of surgery and specialization on patient outcome (British Journal of Surgery 2007; 94: 145-161).
    British Journal of Surgery 2007; 94: 645

  4. Davies R J.
    Shift work and surgical training: an observational study in one district general hospital (Annals of The Royal College of Surgeons of England (Suppl) 2003; 85: 196-199).
    Annals of The Royal College of Surgeons of England (Suppl) 2004; 86: 85

  5. Davies R J.
    Randomized clinical trial comparing consultant-led or open access investigation for large bowel symptoms (British Journal of Surgery 2003; 90: 941-947).
    British Journal of Surgery 2003; 90: 1453

Societies

  • Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • European Society of Coloproctology
  • European Association for Endoscopic Surgery
  • Fellow of The Royal Society of Medicine

Interests & Achievements

My main interests have always been sporting, particularly rugby union. I won my Cambridge Blue in 1994, playing scrum-half for the winning Cambridge University side in the Varsity Match at Twickenham. I made over 50 appearances for The Blues, and won LX Club Colours and Under 21 Colours, captaining all sides including The Blues. At school, I represented England Schools 18 Group.

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