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Oxford University Global Surgery Group

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About us



Welcome to Oxford University Global Surgery Group (OUGSG), a group of clinicians and researchers based in Oxford working together to contribute to the provision of high quality surgical care globally, particularly in low and middle income countries (LMICs).


  1. To advocate for global equity in surgery, obstetrics and anaesthesia

  2. To work with and support partners in LMICs who are engaged in clinical, educational and research activities in surgery, obstetrics and anaesthesia. 

  3. To be a resource of advice and opportunities for those who wish to be involved in improving surgical, obstetric and anaesthetic services globally.


OUGSG is affiliated to the four Oxford University departments in the Medical Sciences Division that have an interest in global surgery, namely:

The OUGSG web pages are hosted by NDORMS and the administration of the group is shared between NDS and NDORMS. 

We are also linked to the Oxford Global Health & Care Systems (OGHCS) Hub, a cross-departmental initiative within the University of Oxford aimed at promoting multi and inter-disciplinary research to strengthen the health and care systems of countries around the world 


Our lead contacts for each department are:


Prof Kokila Lakhoo (NDS

Chris Lavy

Prof Chris Lavy (NDORMS)

Hilary Edgcombe

Dr Hilary Edgcombe (NDCN)

Anita Makins

Dr Anita Makins (NDWRH)

Several of our regular OUGSG core members are also involved in:

  • Oxford Global Surgery Course (accredited short course) - faculty
  • Oxford Medical School - Global Surgery Special Study Module (SSM) - faculty
  • OUCAGS Academic Foundation Programme doctors working on Global Surgery projects - supervisors



Many thanks to our wider team of Special Study Module teaching staff and contributors 2018-9:

Dr Hasanen Al-Taiar

Dr Osaid Asler

Dr Zineb Bentounsi

Grace Brown

Dr Tinashe Chandauka

Dr James De Courcy

Mr Tim Goodacre

Dr Murtaza Kadhum

Zara Markovic-Obiago

Dr Joseph Niyitegeka

Our OUGSG Student Representatives 2020 are Sai Parepalli and Archith Kamath

Find out about our Academic Foundation Programme doctors (from Oxford University Clinical Academic Graduate School) with projects linked with global surgery  here

What we do

Do look around our site to find out about:

We hope you'll find what you're looking for on our site, if not, please do contact us!


Stay in touch

To hear news about events, activities, and research, please email to join our mailing list.

The OUGSG site content is maintained by Grace Le - please contact with any queries.



Oxford University Global Surgery Group


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