Ms Elaine Burns is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at St Marks Hospital and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London. Her area of clinical interest is colorectal 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. She studied at the University of Edinburgh and spent three years in post-graduate research at the 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, harm reduction and robotic surgery.