Professor Alan Horgan is a Consultant colorectal surgeon and Director of the Newcastle Surgical Training Centre and the Newcastle Translational Research Unit.
Professor Alan Horgan graduated from University College Cork in 1988. Following Basic Surgical Training, he completed his MD in Surgical Immunology at Harvard Medical School. Higher Surgical Training was undertaken in the West of Scotland Rotation following which he spent a year as Clinical Fellow in Colorectal Surgery at The Mayo Clinic.
Professor Horgan was appointed as Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at Freeman Hospital in Newcastle in 1999. He has since founded and is Director of the Newcastle Surgical Training Centre and the Newcastle Translational Research Unit.
He has concentrated his clinical and research efforts on Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery and Enhancing Recovery after Colorectal Surgery and in 2009 was appointed National Clinical Lead for the Department of Health’s Enhanced Recovery Programme.
Throughout his career, Professor Horgan has had close links with Surgical Education and was appointed Professor of Surgical Education at the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2016.
He is currently Head of Department of Colorectal Surgery at the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust