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Alex Mirnezami

Alex Mirnezami

Senior Lecturer in Surgery / Cancer Research UK Clinician Scientist

Alex Mirnezami is a Senior Lecturer and Consultant Surgeon in the department of surgery, with a specialist interest in the field of colorectal surgery. He completed his medical degree at the University of Southampton in 1995, having previously obtained a first class BSc as an intercalated student in 1994.


His medical training involved various junior doctor posts within the Wessex region and he obtained his membership of The Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1999. He re-joined the University in 2000 as an MRC Clinical Research Training Fellow working in Dr Jeremy Blaydes’ lab, and was awarded his PhD in 2004.


He was appointed to a Cancer Research UK Clinician Scientist position in 2008 and commenced as Consultant Surgeon and Senior Lecturer in 2009, working within the laboratory group headed by Professor Graham Packham. His work is divided between the laboratory and the main hospital.


BSc (First Class Honours), Biomedical Sciences, University of Southampton 1994
BM, University of Southampton 1995
PhD, University of Southampton 2004
PCME, University of Wales College of Medicine 2007
FRCS, Royal College of Surgeons of England, 2009

Appointments held

Cancer Research UK Clinician Scientist in Surgery
Senior Lecturer and Consultant Colorectal Surgeon
Southampton University Hospital NHS Trust


ACPGBI Colorectal Fellowship – Leeds General Infirmary


Clinical Lecturer in Surgery
University of Southampton


Wessex Higher Surgical Training Programme
– Basingstoke Hospital
– Southampton General Hospital
– Portsmouth Hospital
– Poole Hospital


MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship


Wessex Basic Surgical Training Programme
– Bournemouth Hospital
– Poole Hospital
– Southampton Hospital


Anatomy Demonstrator
University of Southampton


Alex Mirnezami and the PLANETS team are currently developing plans to use our NET Tumour Bank material for genetic research.

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