Ms Elaine Burns is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at St Mark’s Hospital, London and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London. Her areas of clinical interest are exenterative and robotic colorectal cancer surgery and in particular the surgical management of primary and recurrent colorectal cancer.
Elaine Burns trained in Coloproctology/ Surgical Oncology in the North West London region, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney and St. Mark’s Hospital, London. She studied at the University of Edinburgh and spent three years in postgraduate research at Imperial College London, where she was awarded a PHD examining surgical quality and outcome research including new technologies and volume outcome relationships.
Elaine’s principal research interests include colorectal surgical outcome research, colorectal quality measurement, perioperative optimisation and harm reduction in exenteration patients, and the use of robotic surgery for advanced cancer procedures.