Clinical Surgery


Surgical research is based principally at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and the Western General Hospital under the auspices of the University.

Our research is carried out at the Chancellor’s Building and Queen’s Medical Research Institute of Molecular Biology at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and the Cancer Research Institute in the Western General Hospital.

Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Research at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh is in areas related to:

  • Hepato-Pancreato-biliary disease
  • Vascular disease
  • Upper Gastrointestinal disease
  • Transplantation

These areas have corresponding clinical units: Clinical Surgical Specialities

Western General Hospital

Research at the Western General Hospital is focused on colorectal cancer, pancreatic cancer and breast disease.

We also have breast and colorectal clinical units at this site.