Mr.Simon Toh went to UMDS (Guy's Hospital, London) graduating MBBS1986. After training in major London teaching hospitals including St.George's, he pursued research in acute pancreatitis in University Hospital Southampton before completing his surgical training in oesophago-gastric surgery in Royal Adelaide Hospital and the Wessex Surgical rotation. He has been a Consultant Surgeon, Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust since 2000 where he has developed with his colleagues a centre of excellence for minimal access and robotic UGI surgery. He founded the Victory Institute for Minimal Access & Robotic Surgery in 2010 and have had the privilege to proctor many UK and international surgeons from every continent over the past 20 years.
He has published over 100 papers and has diverse research interests ranging from surgical techniques (currently running his RCT on mesh repair of large hiatus hernias (Dynamic Trial)), through to endoscopic sensing devices (PhD project), novel surgical instrument designs and using big data to predict risk in emergency surgery (currently running an NIHR RfPB study ""Best care for Abdominal Emergencies). He has won multiple awards for research, in particular, for developing better patient informatics for DVT prophylaxis (Anticoagulation Achievement Award 2017, National Ingenuity Award for Health 2021). He is originally from Ipoh, Malaysia and now lives in Southsea near the beach, married with 3 grown-up children.