Jim Khan is a specialist colorectal surgeon with a comprehensive training in general, colorectal and laparoscopic surgery. He is currently appointed as a consultant colorectal & laparoscopic surgeon at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust, where he treats a wide range of disorders affecting the small intestine, colon and rectum. Jim graduated in 1996 and specialised in general surgery and became a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons Glasgow in 2002. He completed his specialist registrar training in colorectal surgery in Wessex. He learned complex pelvic and rectal cancer surgery while working with Professor Heald at Basingstoke. His specialist colorectal training included the UK National Laparoscopic Fellowship at Colchester in 2007, where he received training from Professor Roger Motson in advanced laparoscopic pelvic surgery. Later on he was awarded a travelling clinical fellowship at Mayo Clinic Rochester (US).
At Portsmouth he is actively involved in medical education and clinical training. He is working in collaboration with Portsmouth University on a few research projects and supervising higher degree courses. He trains on a variety of courses both nationally and internationally including basic surgical skills, laparoscopic skills, ATLS, TEMS, Laparoscopic colorectal surgery and coloproctology courses. He has been a national trainer for consultants’ training in laparoscopic colorectal surgery (LapCo) - a programme run by the Department of Health for promotion of training in key-hole bowel cancer surgery.