Professional background

James Crosbie entered the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland undergraduate medical school in 1990, having been awarded the Arthur Jacob Open Medical Scholarship. He completed overseas electives in the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Mayo Clinic in the USA before graduating with a second class honours degree in 1996. Mr Crosbie completed his basic surgical training in Dublin and subsequently attained a Masters Degree for research on pelvic floor function. He completed his higher surgical training in London and then a fellowship in colorectal surgery at St. Thomas’ Hospital and University College Hospital.

Mr Crosbie was appointed consultant colorectal surgeon at University College London Hospital in 2009.

Clinical interests:

  • Minimally invasive colorectal surgery
  • Proctology (anal fistula, fissures, haemorrhoids)
  • Faecal incontinence and constipation
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Colorectal cancer
  • Abdominal wall hernias

Research interests

  • Anal fistula
  • Anal cancer/AIN
  • Surgical training/education


Selected publications:

  • ‘Temporary sacral nerve stimulation alters rectal sensory function’.  Abdel-Halim MR, Crosbie J, Engledow A, Windsor A, Cohen CR, Emmanuel AV.  Dis Colon Rectum. 2011 Sep;54(9):1134-40
  • ‘Laparoscopic nonresectional suture rectopexy in the management of full-thickness rectal prolapsed: substantive retrospective series. Wilson J, Engledow A, Crosbie J,  Arunlampalam T, Motson R.  Surg Endosc 2011 Apr 25(4): 1062-4
  • ‘Dynamic magnetic resonance imaging of the pelvic floor in patients with idiopathic combined fecal and urinary incontinence.’ Eguare E, Neary p, Crosbie J, Beddy P, McGovern B, Torreggiani W, Conlon K, Keane F. J Gastrointestinal Surg 2004 Jan;8(1): 73-82
  • ‘Electromyographic biofeedback can improve subjective and objective measures of fecal incontinence in the short term.’ Beddy , Neary P, Eguare E, McCollum R, Crosbie J, Conlon Keane F. J Gastrointest Surg 2004 Jan;8(1): 64-72
  • ‘The influence of bladder filling on anorectal function.’ Crosbie JJ, Eguare E, McGovern B, Keane FB.  Colorectal Dis, 2003 May;5(3):251-5.