Clinical Surgery

Chris Deans

Consultant General & Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon and Part-time Senior Lecturer, UoE

Chris Deans

Consultant General & Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon and Part-time Senior Lecturer, UoE

  • Upper GI Surgery
  • Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Contact details

Clinical Interests

Mr Deans clinical interests lie in the management of benign and malignant oesophago-gastric disease, minimally invasive surgery, hernia surgery and emergency surgery.

Appointments and Activities


Chair of the Quality Improvement Team for General Surgery and co-lead for the Enhanced Recovery after surgery group for upper gastrointestinal surgery.

Mr Deans was appointed as a Consultant Upper Gastrointestinal and General Surgeon, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh in February 2011. He has an active interest in teaching and is the current Year 1 Director of the Edinburgh Postgraduate ChM Programme. He also maintains a strong research interest, mainly relating to the role of inflammation in cancer. He is a reviewer for a number of medical journals and serves on the editorial board of the World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology.


Mr Deans graduated with Honours from Edinburgh University in 1998 and undertook his basic surgical rotation in Cambridge and his higher surgical training in South-East Scotland. He spent some time as a Clinical Lecturer at Edinburgh University and undertook research investigating the role of inflammation in oesophago-gastric cancer following which he was awarded a MD thesis with distinction from Edinburgh University. Mr Deans spent a year at the National University Hospital in Singapore on an Upper Gastrointestinal Surgical Fellowship.


Mr Deans’s educational qualifications are:

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB Hons), Edinburgh University 1998
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD Distinction), Edinburgh University 2008
  • Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS GenSurg), Edinburgh 2009


  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • The Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons of Great Britain (AUGIS)
  • The Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI)