Ashok Handa

Ashok
Handa
MB BS Imp, MA Oxf, FRCS
Fellow by Special Election in Medicine
College Lecturer in Medicine
Associate Professor in Surgery
Tutor for Graduates

Teaching

I teach clinical medicine to the 4th year and 6th year students at St Catherine’s and all four years of the Graduate Entry medical students.  I am also the Clinical Tutor in Surgery for the University and Associate Director of Clinical Studies for Oxford Medical School.

About me

After undergraduate training at Imperial College, London, I trained in vascular and transplant surgery at the Royal London and Royal Free Hospitals.  I moved to Oxford in 1998 to complete my training and was appointed to the consultant staff in 2001.  I now specialise in vascular surgery and was appointed Reader in Surgery in 2008.  I have been a keen rugby player in the past, but now mainly support my three sons on the touchline.  I am also the Tutor for Graduates at St Catherine’s College and oversee the graduate student body.

Research

My research interests are in patient safety, outcomes in surgery and vascular imaging.  I have collaborative programmes with Professor Robin Choudhury in cardiovascular medicine, Professor Peter Jezzard in brain imaging and a programme of research into the causes of aneurysm development.

Graduate supervision

I have one post-doctorate student, and co-supervise three doctorate students in the Medical Sciences division.