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Doug West


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Doug West

Consultant Thoracic Surgeon


Cardiothoracic Surgery

Doug West
Medical qualifications: BSc(Hons) MB ChB FRCS(CTh) Dip Epidemiol (Lond)
Date of registration: .
Special clinical interests:

Minimal access thoracic surgery, surgical education, clinical epidemiology

Professional profile/background:

Doug West qualified from Edinburgh Medical School in 1997.  He completed his basic surgical training at the Hammersmith Hospital, London, and undertook a clinical research fellowship in minimal access cardiothoracic surgery at the National Heart and Lung Institute, South Kensington.

He returned to Scotland in 2004 to complete higher surgical training in cardiothoracic surgery.  This included advanced training in thoracic and minimal access surgery at both Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and Toronto General Hospital, Canada.

From 2010-11 he served as an acting and then locum consultant in thoracic surgery at the Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Clydebank, Scotland.

In 2011 he joined the Department of Thoracic Surgery at UH Bristol as a consultant thoracic surgeon.

Professional Memberships:

Fellow, the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Member, Society for Cardiothoracic in Great Britain and Ireland
Member, European Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Member, Scottish Thoracic Society


Ethicon/Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Travelling Fellowship 2009                European Society of Thoracic Surgeons Greek Pioneers' Prize 2008