Professional background

Christopher Wood undertook his undergraduate training at the University of Cambridge and Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ medical school. He went on to complete his higher surgical training in the Oxford region, followed by a fellowship at UCLH and St Thomas’ hospital specialising in complex inflammatory bowel disease, intestinal failure and advanced colorectal cancer.

He has been a consultant colorectal surgeon at UCLH since 2017 and his current practice is predominantly focused on complex primary and redo abdominal surgery for inflammatory bowel disease and intestinal failure and he is part of the nationally accredited BSGE unit for complex pelvic endometriosis. Alongside his benign work, he maintains an interest in colorectal cancer and provides support for the gynae-oncology service for complex exenterative surgery. He is also a JAG accredited trainer in colonoscopy.

In addition, he runs a combined adolescent IBD clinic with the gastroenterology team and also has an honorary consultant position at Great Ormand Street Hospital to support the care of relevant transitional paediatric patients.

In conjunction with his clinical work he has a keen interest in surgical training and completed a Masters degree in surgical education through Imperial College during his higher training. He is now the training lead for general surgery at UCLH.

Research interests

  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Intestinal failure and abdominal wall reconstruction
  • Minimally invasive colorectal surgery