Mr Max Almond

Consultant Surgeon in Surgical Oncology, Upper GI, and General Surgery

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Max Almond


Medico-Legal experience

Mr Almond is registered with APIL, National Expert Witness Agency, the UK Register of Expert Witnesses, Premex, and Expert Court Reports Ltd. He is happy to represent both Claimant and Defendant law firms in both personal injury and clinical negligence actions. Mr Almond can usually turnaround reports within four weeks.

Clinical Practice & Experience

Mr Almond is a consultant in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Upper Gastrointestinal and Pancreaticobiliary Surgery. His practice is based at University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust. He is a lead for Clinical Governance in Emergency General Surgery across three surgical hospitals. Mr Almond completed subspecialty training in upper gastrointestinal and pancreaticobiliary surgery, and further gained specialist experience in abdominal and retroperitoneal sarcoma surgery through Fellowships to the Istituto Dei Tumori, Milan, and the Royal Marsden Hospital, London. He has also developed specialist skills in therapeutic endoscopy through Fellowships to Harvard University, Boston; the Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston; and the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, US. Mr Almond performs specialist open and laparoscopic treatment of soft tissue sarcomas, neuroendocrine tumours, gastrointestinal stromal tumours, adrenal tumours, gallstones, hiatal hernias, acid reflux, abdominal wall and groin hernias, and lipomas. He also performs upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy and ERCP (endoscopic removal of gallstones).

Clinical Interests

Mr Almond has special interests in Abdominal Cancer Surgery, Abdominal Trauma, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery including cholecystectomy, and General Surgery. He has worked on cases involving abdominal trauma, work-related abdominal injury, emergency and elective general surgical negligence including mismanagement of hepatobiliary disease, soft tissue sarcoma and GIST.

Research Interests

Mr Almond’s main research interests are in the fields of retroperitoneal sarcoma and gastro-oesophageal reflux including Barrett’s oesophagus. He has received a grant from the Royal College of Surgeons of England to support his work to define the biochemical profile of liposarcoma and leiomyosarcoma using Raman spectroscopy.

Management Experience

Mr Almond is the lead for Clinical Governance in Emergency General Surgery across three large acute Hospitals. In this role he leads internal root cause analysis investigations of major clinical incidents.

Summary of Publications

Mr Almond has published over 80 research articles and book chapters, including publications in Nature and the British Journal of Surgery.

Teaching & Training

Mr Almond is an honorary Clinical Lecturer at the University of Birmingham and a surgical tutor on behalf of the European School of Soft Tissue Sarcoma Surgery.

Prizes and Awards

Royal College of Surgeons of England pump priming grant. November 2019.

Winner of best oral presentation at the British Sarcoma Group Conference 2018

BASO Travelling Fellowship to Instituto dei tumori, Milan, Italy. October – December 2017

Winner of 1st prize for best oral presentation. West Midlands Surgical Society meeting, May 2014.

Finalist at the BMJ Awards 2014 as a member of the “Three Counties Early Oesophageal Cancer Team”. Shortlisted for the National Cancer Care Team of the Year 2014.

Winner of BSG poster prize 2014 Barrett’s Oesophagus Screening: Infrared spectroscopy for cytological assessment (poster presented by O. Old).

Winner of the Kings Norton Medal for Cranfield University’s Outstanding Doctoral Student across all schools. June 2013.

Winner of the Angela Newing Award for Outstanding Research within Cranfield Health. June 2013.

Wesleyan Royal Society of Medicine Trainee of the Year Finalist. November 2012.

Winner of the RCS Needlemakers bursary award. September 2012.

British Society of Gastroenterology John Bennett Travelling Fellowship.

First prize for best presentation of original research at the International Laser Europe Conference, London, May 2012.

Almond LM et al. awarded the FACSS/SAS/Coblentz/ISA Award at ICORS, Bangalore. May 2012.

Winner of Translational Medicine Conference Oral Presentation Prize. Cranfield Health, Gloucester. March 2012.

Winner of the West Midlands Surgical Society prize for best oral presentation. Worcester, November 2011.

Winner of the best poster prize at the West Midlands Surgical Society. Worcester, November 2011.

Winner of the Royal Society of Medicine Prize (Surgery Section). London, September 2011.

Royal College of Surgeons Research Fellowship award. June 2011.

Winner of the Twort Prize for best oral presentation at the 5th International Barrett’s Symposium, London. April 2011.

Awarded the ‘Three Counties Surgical Research Fellowship’. October 2010

Highest interview score at ST2 level, Cambridge Deanery, 2007.

Postgraduate Award in Medical Education (Grade A). University of Warwick. October 2006

Research Award - Medtronic (US), 2003.

Memberships of Professional Bodies & Learned Societies

British Sarcoma Group (BSG)

Transatlantic Retroperitoneal Sarcoma Working Group (TARPSWG)

The British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons through which he has contributed to the national/international clinical guidelines (BAETS)

Surgical tutor on behalf of the European School of Soft Tissue Sarcoma Surgery

Editor of the journal Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumours and a regular invited reviewer for multiple other international journals

A fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS England)

Case Manager

Hannah Mooney

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