Mr Ian Pope graduated from Cambridge University (1988) and Oxford University Medical School (1991). He underwent surgical training in Liverpool and Edinburgh where he trained in General and Hepato-Pancreatico-Biliary (HPB) Surgery, including multi-organ transplantation (kidney, liver and pancreas). This included a fellowship as Senior Regisrar at Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, Australia. At the completion of his training, he was awarded the gold medal for the Intercollegiate Examination of the Royal College of Surgeons.
Mr Pope has over ten years of Consultant experience within the NHS and was appointed as Consultant Surgeon at Bristol Royal Infirmary in 2005.
Mr Pope has a special interest in surgery of the liver, gallbladder, bile duct and pancreas. He is a core member of the Avon Somerset and Wiltshire HPB Cancer Network MDT and receives referrals from GPs and other Consultant Surgeons and Physicians from the wider South West Region. He provides a benign biliary service for the local population specialising in surgery for gallstones and advanced laparoscopic surgery.
Positions of responsibility within the NHS: Lead Surgeon for HPB Surgery (2009-2013); Patient Safety Lead for Surgery (2009-2013); Clinical Director for Surgery at Bristol Royal Infirmary (2013-2014); Member of the South West Regional Clinical Senate; Elected (2014) to the Council of the Great Britain and Ireland HPB Association (GBIHPBA).