Alastair Windsor trained at St Mary?s Hospital in London. Having spent three years working in sepsis and organ failure research at the Medical College of Virginia, USA, he returned as Lecturer and then Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Surgeon to the Academic Surgical Unit at St James? University Hospital, Leeds. A continued research and clinical interest in sepsis and nutrition provided an opportunity to join the staff at St Mark?s Hospital in London as colorectal surgeon and surgeon to the intestinal failure unit.
He has now moved to join the staff as Consultant Surgeon to University College Hospital London, and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University College London. Since moving from St Mark?s he has retained an expertise and busy tertiary referral practice focused on the management of the surgical abdominal catastrophe, which includes to a large extent the management of enterocutaneous fistulae and complex inflammatory bowel disease. In addition, joining the staff at UCLH has allowed him to maintain an interest and clinical practice in the broader aspects of colorectal surgery including minimal access surgery, colorectal cancer and proctology. He has over one hundred publications and book chapters and remains a committed surgical trainer. His research now focuses on improved surgical outcomes and enhanced surgical recovery.