George Ramsay

George Ramsay
George Ramsay

George Ramsay


Senior Clinical Lecturer


Health Services Research Unit

University of Aberdeen

Health Sciences Building



AB25 2ZD


George Ramsay is a Senior Lecturer in the Health Services Research Unit, having joined the unit in 2021. He is also a Consultant Colorectal and General Surgeon in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. Before moving to HRSU, he was a SCREDS clinical lecturer in the Rowett Institute of the University of Aberdeen. His clinical training started in the University of Edinburgh where he undertook his undergraduate training, followed by his surgical training in the North and North East of Scotland. During his training, he took time out to undertake a PhD in Mucosal Immunology studying the lymphocytes in the small and large intestine that are key to maintaining health of these organs.

His current research interests are in describing and characterising Emergency General Surgery, assessing outcomes in colorectal cancer management and medical education.



  • BSc Medical Microbiology 
    2004 - University of Edinburgh 
  • MBChB Medicine 
    2007 - University of Edinburgh 
  • PhD Mucosal Immunology 
    2015 - University of Dundee 
    Environmental signals that control T lymphocytes in the Gastrointestinal Tract
  • FRCS General Surgery 
    2019 - Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 
  • MFSTEd Surgical Education 
    2015 - Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 

External Memberships

Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Association of Coloproctologisty of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Latest Publications

  • Biliary colic

    Hapca, S., Ramsay, G., Murchie, P., Ahmed, I.
    The BMJ, vol. 374, n2085
    Contributions to Journals: Comments and Debates
  • Reducing surgical site infection rates in colorectal surgery – a quality improvement approach to implementing a comprehensive bundle

    Falconer, R., Ramsay, G., Hudson, J., Watson, A., the Highland Colorectal SSI Group
    Colorectal Disease
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Recurrence kinetics after laparoscopic versus open surgery in colon cancer. A meta-analysis

    Lilley, R., Chan, E., Ng, N., Orr, A., Szostok, M., Yeh, G. T. T., Tulloch, R., Ramsay, G., Mokini, Z., Forget, P.
    Journal of Clinical Medicine, vol. 10, no. 18, 4163
    Contributions to Journals: Review articles
  • Improved outcomes for patients undergoing colectomy for acute severe inflammatory colitis by adopting a multi-disciplinary care bundle

    Boldovjakova, D., Scrimgeour, D. S., Parnaby, C. N., Ramsay, G.
    Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Emergency general surgery: Impact of hospital and surgeon admission case volume on mortality

    Wohlgemut, J. M., Ramsay, G., Bekheit, M., Scott, N. W., Watson, A. J. M., Jansen, J. O.
    The journal of trauma and acute care surgery, vol. 90, no. 6, pp. 996-1002
    Contributions to Journals: Articles

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Research Areas

Biomedical Sciences

Nutrition and Health

Research Specialisms

  • Clinical Medicine

Our research specialisms are based on the Higher Education Classification of Subjects (HECoS) which is HESA open data, published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence.


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