Professor George Hanna is a Consultant Surgeon based at St Mary’s Hospital, part of the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. He specialises in oesophageal and gastric cancer, as well as advanced laparoscopic surgery.
He completed his laparoscopic and oesophago-gastric surgery training at Ninewells Hospital in Dundee and obtained a Fellowship with the Royal College of Surgeons in 1993. He was a awarded a PhD from the University of Dundee in 1997 for his research into ergonomics of laparoscopic surgery. In 2003, he was appointed a Clinical Senior Lecturer and Upper Gastrointestinal Consultant Surgeon to Imperial College and was promoted to Professor of Surgical Sciences in 2008.
Professor Hanna is actively involved in clinical research into volatile organic compound analysis for biomarker discovery , as well as understanding the molecular drivers of volatile compounds in an attempt to develop non-invasive breath test to diagnose gastrointestinal cancer. He is the Lead for the NIHR programme for point of care diagnostics in cancer and gastrointestinal diseases. In terms of his educational research, he aims to develop competency assessment tools for training and quality assurance of surgical performance in randomised controlled trials.
It is important that HCA is transparent about our relationship with those doctors who provide us with clinical guidance on delivering the best possible care to patients and operating our hospitals safely and efficiently. We set out here some of the ways in which we work together and the amount we pay this doctor for such services.