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Academic Administration

Surgical Course Administrator: Lucy Tipping Ext 12285

Assistant Surgical Course Administrator/PA: Jackie Heap Ext 12286

Clinical Administration

Clinical Secretary (Vascular Unit): Hollie Lord Ext 21284 

Combined Medical-Surgical Grand Rounds

Professor Ashok Handa and Professor Bill Fulford discuss 'The Montgomery ruling on consent: values and evidence in surgical care', as part of the Combined Medical-Surgical Grand Rounds Lecture Series.

Diseases of Modern Life podcast

Professor Ashok Handa was part of a recording on history and consent called 'Diseases in Dialogue: Surgical Consent'. Listen to the podcast.

Ashok Handa


Professor of Vascular Surgery and Director of Teaching in Surgery

  • Honorary Consultant Vascular Surgeon, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Co-Director of Graduate Studies, Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences
  • Director of the Collaborating Centre for Values-based Practice in Health and Social Care
  • Founding PI of the OxAAA study
  • Co-PI of the Oxford Global Surgery Research Group
  • Fellow in Clinical Medicine and Tutor for Graduates, St Catherine’s College

I am responsible for overseeing the strategic planning and delivery of surgical teaching and curriculum for medical students for the University of Oxford. I work closely with Miss Daljit Dhariwal and Miss Mei Nortley in the strategic planning and delivery of the surgical curriculum in years 4 and 6 of the medical course and the graduate entry course in years 2 and 4.

Together with my NDS undergraduate training colleagues we develop and deliver basic medical education training for doctors in training and a senior faculty development programme for surgical educators.

I have an active interest in patient safety and surgical outcomes research. I was the Founding PI of the OxAAA study, handing over to Professor Regent Lee in 2024 after 10 years and work with Professor Kokila Lakhoo as Co-PI in the Global Surgery research group. I have a number of other research collaborations in cardiovascular imaging and biomedical engineering.


  • Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland 
  • British Transplantation Society
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine
  • Association for the Study of Medical Education

Recent publications

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