George Ramsay

George Ramsay
George Ramsay
George Ramsay


Senior Clinical Lecturer

Email Address
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Health Services Research Unit

University of Aberdeen

Health Sciences Building



AB25 2ZD

School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition


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 HSRU, 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

  • Dietary fibre supplementation enhances radiotherapy tumour control and alleviates intestinal radiation toxicity

    Then, C. K., Paillas, S., Moomin, A., Misheva, M. D., Moir, R. A., Hay, S. M., Bremner, D., Roberts (nee Nellany), K. S., Smith, E. E., Heidari, Z., Sescu, D., Wang, X., Suárez-Bonnet, A., Hay, N., Murdoch, S. L., Saito, R., Collie-Duguid, E. S. R., Richardson, S., Priestnall, S. L., Wilson, J. M., Gurumurthy, M., Royle, J. S., Samuel, L. M., Ramsay, G., Vallis, K. A., Foster, K. R., McCullagh, J. S. O., Kiltie, A. E.
    Microbiome, vol. 12, no. 1, 89
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Reversal of stoma with biosynthetic mesh fascial reinforcement: a systematic review and meta-analysis

    Dewantoro, D., Manson, P., Brazzelli, M., Ramsay, G.
    Colorectal Disease
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Stoma-free survival after anastomotic leak following rectal cancer resection: worldwide cohort of 2470 patients

    Greijdanus, N. G., Wienholts, K., Ubels, S., Talboom, K., Hannink, G., Wolthuis, A., de Lacy, F. B., Lefevre, J. H., Solomon, M., Frasson, M., Rotholtz, N., Denost, Q., Perez, R. O., Konishi, T., Panis, Y., Rutegård, M., Hompes, R., Rosman, C., van Workum, F., Tanis, P. J., de Wilt, J. H., Bremers, A. J., Ferenschild, F. T., de Vriendt, S., D'Hoore, A., Bislenghi, G., Farguell, J., Lacy, A. M., Atienza, P. G., van Kessel, C. S., Parc, Y., Voron, T., Collard, M. K., Muriel, J. S., Cholewa, H., Mattioni, L. A., Frontali, A., Polle, S. W., Polat, F., Obihara, N. J., Vailati, B. B., Kusters, M., Tuynmann, J. B., Hazen, S. J., Gruter, A. A., Amano, T., Fujiwara, H., Salomon, M., Ruiz, H., Ramsay, G., TENTACLE-Rectum Collaborative Group
    British Journal of Surgery, vol. 110, no. 12, pp. 1863-1876
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Management of the Rectal Stump after Subtotal Colectomy Operations for Inflammatory Bowel Disease in the Era of Immunologic Therapy: A Two-Centre Cohort Study

    Boldovjakova, D., El-Abbassy, I., Alarcon, I., El-Saify, M., Chan, J. H., Harley, M., Parnaby, C., Watson, A., Ramsay, G.
    Journal of Digestive Diseases, vol. 41, no. 6, pp. 872–878
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • The impact of travel time to cancer treatment centre on post-diagnosis care and mortality among cancer patients in Scotland

    Turner, M., Carriere, R., Fielding, S., Ramsay, G., Samuel, L., Maclaren, A., Murchie, P.
    Health & Place, vol. 84, 103139
    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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  • Effects of urgency of referral on outcomes in patients with colorectal cancer

    Ramsay, G., Mackay, C., Craig, W. L., McAdam, T. K., Loudon, M. A.
    The International Surgical Congress of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland 2011, pp. 76-76
    Contributions to Journals: Abstracts
  • Is there any difference in the location of screen detected colorectal tumours compared to those from symptomatic referrals?

    Ramsay, G., Mackay, C., Nanthakumaran, S., Craig, W. I., Loudon, M. A.
    The International Surgical Congress of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland 2011, pp. 90-90
    Contributions to Journals: Abstracts
  • A prospective comparison of outcomes in a case-matched population of primary vs. revisional laparoscopic fundoplication: further support for patient centred outcomes

    Craig, W., Ramsay, G., Davies, P., Scrimgeour, D., Krukowski, Z. H.
    Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons Conference News
    Contributions to Specialist Publications: Articles
  • Advancing the flexible nurse cystoscopy remit

    Ramsay, G., Forsyth, I., Gunn, I. G.
    Urology News, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 20-22
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Improved central line management, facilitated by audit, potentially reduces line sepsis

    Ramsay, G., Dawson, A., Craig, W.
    International Journal of Surgery , vol. 9, no. 7, pp. 539
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Is down staging of distal sigmoid and recto-sigmoid carcinoma achievable using neo-adjuvant chemo-radiotherapy?

    Mackay, C., Ramsay, G., MacDonald, E., Loudon, M. A.
    Contributions to Conferences: Papers
  • Mountain bike trauma attending a rural emergency department

    Ramsay, G., Sedgwick, D.
    International Journal of Surgery , vol. 9, no. 7, pp. 536
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Do not attempt resuscitation decisions and their potential pitfalls

    Ramsay, G.
    BMA News
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Predicting mortality and uptake of renal replacement therapy in patients with stage 4 chronic kidney disease

    Conway, B., Webster, A., Ramsay, G., Morgan, N., Neary, J., Whitworth, C., Harty, J.
    Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, vol. 24, no. 6, pp. 1930-1937
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • Can patients with stage 4 CKD be safely discharged to primary care?

    Conway, B., Ramsay, G., Webster, A., Neary, J., Whitworth, C., Hearty, J.
    Contributions to Journals: Conference Articles
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