John Simpson was appointed at Harrogate District Hospital in February 2013 as a Consultant General Surgeon with a special interest in Upper GI and laparoscopic surgery. He had previously been a consultant surgeon in Nottingham since 2009.
He qualified from the University of Leeds in 1994 and continued to work in the City for his pre-registration posts followed by a year demonstrating anatomy. Senior House Officer and Registrar training was undertaken in the Mid-Trent Region predominantly based in Nottingham with a period spent at the University of Nottingham where he completed a PhD thesis relating to diverticular disease of the colon. Throughout the latter part of training, his clinical interests moved proximally up the GI tract and he spent time as a senior fellow on the Upper GI and Hepato-pancreatico-biliary unit at Auckland City Hospital, New Zealand.
He was appointed in 2009 as an Associate Professor / Honorary Consultant in Pancreatico-biliary and General Surgery at Queens Medical Centre Nottingham.
The temptation of a move back to Yorkshire proved too great and his aims are to continue to develop general surgical services for patients in Harrogate and surrounding areas. His specific interests lie in gallstone disease, acid reflux and laparoscopic hernia repair but I would welcome all general surgical referrals including rectal bleeding.