Professor George Hanna
Head of Department of Surgery and Cancer, Imperial College NHS Foundation Trust
Professor George Hanna is head of the Department of Surgery and Cancer at Imperial College and Consultant Upper Gastro-intestinal surgeon at Imperial College NHS Trust. He was trained in Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, Scotland, and obtained PhD (University of Dundee) in 1997, and FRCSEd (Gen Surg) in 2003. He joined Imperial College as Clinical Senior Lecturer and Upper Gastrointestinal Consultant Surgeon in 2003. His clinical work is based at Hammersmith Hospital and includes oesophageal and gastric cancer and advanced laparoscopic surgery.
Professor Hanna leads NIHR programme for point of care diagnostics in cancer and gastrointestinal diseases (NIHR London IVD). The current interests of his laboratory revolve around volatile organic compounds analysis for biomarker discovery and understanding the molecular drivers of volatile compounds in an attempt to develop non-invasive breath tests to diagnose gastrointestinal cancers. His educational research aims to develop competency assessment tools for training and quality assurance of surgical performance in randomised controlled trials.