Mr Joseph W Nunoo-Mensah
B Med Sci (Hons), BM BS, FRCS, FASCRS, LLM
Consultant Colorectal & Laparoscopic Surgeon
Head of Colorectal Surgery – Denmark Hill & Princess Royal University Sites
King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS
The International Society of University Colon & Rectal Surgeon
109 Partin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer
King’s College London
Dilemmas & Debates In Colorectal Surgery Conference
The Strand Campus, King’s College London, WC2R 2LS
I was appointed as a Consultant Colorectal & Laparoscopic Surgeon at King’s College NHS Foundation Trust Hospital, London, UK in 2008. The colorectal department at King’s College Hospital specializes in the management and treatment of diseases of the colon, rectum and anus and is a tertiary referral unit. Exceptional individual and group surgical outcomes in the management of colorectal cancer at King's College Hospital in 2014 can be viewed at the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland.
I graduated from Queen’s Medical School, the University of Nottingham, UK in 1993 where I was awarded a Bachelor of Medical Science (B.Med Sci.) in 1991 and a Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery (BM BS) degree in 1993. He completed a substantial portion of his Basic Surgical Training at John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford and General Surgical Higher Surgical Training in the North-West of England (Manchester). In 1997, I was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS).
Following my surgical training in the United Kingdom, I obtained advanced sub-specialized training in colorectal, laparoscopic and pelvic floor surgery at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, from 2002-2004 and the Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, Arizona, from 2004-2005.
In 2007, I successfully completed the examination conducted by the Intercollegiate Board of General Surgery and was awarded the Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS Gen Surg) certificate. I obtained a Certification of Completion of Training in General Surgery (CCT) in 2008.
In order to explore and understand the increasing complexity of the law relating to the practice of healthcare, I obtained a Master's Degree in The Legal Aspects of Medical Practice (LLM) from Cardiff Law School, University of Cardiff in 2003.
I have performed substantial research in colorectal diseases and have published widely in surgical journals. I have contributed to chapters in major surgical textbooks in colon & rectal surgery including:
 A Chapter on Tumours of the colon. Kaiser AM, Nunoo-Mensah JW, Beart RW Jr in Maingot’s Abdominal Operations 11th Edition (2007) &
 Chapters on Laparoscopic Right hemicolectomy Efron JE, Nunoo-Mensah JW and Laparoscopic proctocolectomy with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis. Nunoo-Mensah JW, Young-Fadok T in the American College of Surgeons Multimedia Atlas of Surgery Colorectal Volume (2009)
I have also performed a number of podium and poster presentations at prestigious international colorectal society meetings such as the American College of Surgeons Meetings (ACS), Association of Colon & Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) Meetings. I have also been invited to lecture worldwide including, South Africa, Lithuania, Egypt, Lebanon, Serbia, India and South Korea.
As I am passionate about surgical education and previously held academic & teaching positions as an Anatomy Demonstrator & Supervisor at the University of Cambridge & St John’s College, Cambridge respectively and a Lecturer in Anatomy at St Catherine’s College, Oxford.
I was also a clinical instructor/ attending at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, from 2003 - 2004 where he taught residents and colorectal fellows in day surgical and major abdominal surgical procedures. I was also trainer on a ‘Hand on Laparoscopic Colorectal Course’ run at the Mayo Clinic, Phoenix in 2004. I was a trainer on the National Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery Training Programme from 2008 - 2012 which had the objective of enhancing the number of consultant surgeons within the United Kingdom who will be able to safely provide laparoscopic colorectal surgery within their own NHS trusts. The programme was supported by the Department of Health.
I have actively contributed to postgraduate surgical education at Kings’ College Hospital and currently I am the course director for the ‘Intercollegiate Basic Surgical Skills Course' at King's College Hospital and pioneered the ‘Open Gastrointestinal Stapling Workshop’ courses also at King's College Hospital. I have also been the programme director for the Dilemmas and Debates in Colorectal Conference the 4th conference will be run from 9-12th Nov 2016 - www.ddcrs.org.
In addition to running busy NHS and private practices, I perform clinical research and supervise basic and higher general surgical trainees.