Mr Manish Chand
MBBS, BSc, MBA, FRCS, PhD
General and Colorectal Surgeon
Mr Chand is currently a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon and Associate Professor at University College London. He is also Director of the MS in Advanced Minimally-invasive Surgery at UCL.
Mr Chand has presented several lectures across the globe, has over 100 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters and is involved at editorial level on surgical journals. He is a Key Opinion Leader and recognised expert in laparoscopic rectal surgery and imaging of rectal cancer working closely with innovative digital surgery research including the AIS Channel and Touch Surgery.
Currently, Mr Chand leads colorectal cancer research at University College London specifically fluorescence-guided surgery, advanced imaging modalities and augmented reality. This includes supervising a number of postgraduate students. The Master's programme of which he is Director is considered the most innovative and technologically advanced surgery programme of its type with a leading international faculty. Mr Chand also holds an MBA and a keen interest in the management of complex institutions.
After completing a 1st Class BSc in Neurosciences from Kings College London, Mr Chand graduated from Royal Free Hospital London with MBBS (Hons) and subsequently went on to teach Anatomy and Physiology at Oxford University. He remained an Honorary Neurosciences tutor at Balliol College, Oxford for a further 5 years during which time he completed his Basic Surgical Training through Kings College Hospital London. Whilst completing Higher Surgical Training through the Wessex training scheme including the prestigious Basingstoke Hospital under Bill Heald and Brendan Moran, he gained a PhD from The Royal Marsden Hospital and Imperial College working with the MERCURY Study Group under the supervision of Professor Gina Brown.