Professor David Cranston

 

00025980Professor David Cranston

MB ChB D.Phil (Oxon) FRCS
GMC number:  2275734
Year of qualification: 1975

 

 

 

 

Areas of expertise:

General Urology, Urological Cancer, Complex renal surgery

Clinics:
  • Wednesdays – Manor Hospital, Oxford
Member of:
  • Royal College of Surgeons of England (Fellow)
  • British Association of Urological Surgeons
  • European Association of Urology
Contact details:

Tel: 01865-307733
Fax: 01865-307654
email: admin@oxfordurologyassociates.uk

Subspecialty services that this consultant provides:

In addition to general urology Prof Cranston specialises in :

Complex renal surgery including renal autotransplantation for complex tumours in solitary kidneys.

Profile:

David Cranston is Associate Professor of Surgery in the the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences in the University of Oxford and a Consultant Urological Surgeon in Oxford University Hospitals Trust. He qualified from Bristol University in 1975 and worked in Exeter and Bath before moving to Oxford . His special interest is in renal surgery and was awarded his D.Phil in 1986 for kidney transplantation based research. Since 2001, he has been clinical director of the High Intensity Focused Ultrasound Unit in Oxford which, with colleagues in the UK and China, is researching into a novel way of treating cancer without surgery. Recently his group became the national referral centre for treating complex kidney tumours avoiding the need for some patients to go onto dialysis. He has co supervised 20 research fellows for higher degrees. He was elected a governing body Fellow of Green Templeton College in 2006, and in 2007 he was involved with a colleague in founding the UCare charity to raise money for urological research and education. He is an author on over 100 peer reviewed publications and 18 book chapters, and recently published two books; John Radcliffe and his Legacy to Oxford for the 300th anniversary of the death of John Radcliffe, one of Oxford’s greatest benefcators, and ‘On Eagle’s Wings: Models in Mentoring. He was the first recipient of the Golden Cystoscope award in 2001 for a consultant within 10 years of appointment who has made a significant contribution to British urology.

Research:

Since 2001, he has been clinical director of the High Intensity Focused Ultrasound Unit in Oxford which, with colleagues in the UK and China, is researching into a novel way of treating cancer without surgery. Recently his group became the national referral centre for treating complex kidney tumours avoiding the need for some patients to go onto dialysis. He has co supervised 20 research fellows for higher degrees. He was elected a governing body Fellow of Green Templeton College in 2006, and in 2007 he was involved with a colleague in founding the UCare charity to raise money for urological research and education.

Other interests:

Prof Cranston is an Associate Professor of in the Nuffield Department of Surgical Science, University of Oxford and delivers undergraduate teaching in surgery and urology to clinical medical students and is on the editorial board of the British Journal of Surgery and the British Journal of Urology.

Personal interests:

He is currently chairman of the executive committee of the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, a licensed lay minister in the Church of England and a regular broadcaster on Radio Oxford for their Sunday Devotions. He is married with 4 children and four grandchildren and enjoys skiing running hill walking and fishing.

Languages spoken:

English

Current posts:

Consultant Urological Surgeon, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Associate Professor of Surgery in the Nuffield Department of Surgical Science, University of Oxford
Governing Body Fellow of Green Templeton College Oxford

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