The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Pancreas Team

 The Leeds Pancreas Unit Specialist Service comprises of a team of health professionals who will be looking after you, known as the multidisciplinary team or MDT. This link 'Who are the Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT)? ' will explain each health professional's role in your journey.

The pancreas MDT meet once a week, usually on a Thursday, to discuss the most appropriate treatment for you. A member of the MDT will then discuss the proposed treatment plan with you. 

Consultant Pancreatic Surgeons

smith2Mr Andrew Smith - Clinical lead for the Upper Gastro-intestinal and Pancreas Unit here at Leeds. He performs pancreatic and biliary resections for pancreatic diseases and is the Chairman for pancreatic disease within the Yorkshire Cancer Network. He has an active research programme in benign and malignant pancreatic disease and plays an active role in medical education. In addition he has a busy laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery practice and performs advanced laparoscopic surgery for gallstones, abdominal wall hernias and hiatus hernias (reflux disease), and laparoscopic surgery for abdominal pain relief.

M20181206 004 Alastair Young Consultant Pancreatic surgeon 3Mr Alastair Young - Consultant Pancreatico-biliary Surgeon. Alastair graduated from Edinburgh University in 2002 but moved to Leeds in 2003 where he completed the bulk of his surgical training. He completed a fellowship in Melbourne in liver transplantation and liver and pancreatic surgery. He has a strong research interest, completing a PhD in molecular aspects of tumour metastasis but more recently has focussed on research to improve treatment decision-making and evaluating outcomes most important to patients. He enjoys carrying out laparoscopic and open pancreatic, biliary and general surgery.

M20181206 004 James Pine Consultant Pancreatic surgeon 1Mr James Pine - Consultant Pancreatico-biliary Surgeon.  James graduated from the University of Leeds in 2004 and completed his higher surgical training in the North East. He returned to Leeds in 2018 for a surgical fellowship. He has an interest in the management of benign and malignant pancreaticobiliary conditions and performs open and laparoscopic pancreaticobiliary and general surgery. He has a research interest in the immune response to cancer in which he completed an MD.