Dr. Ewen Griffiths works as Consultant Surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Edgbaston, Birmingham. He is a specialist in treating patients with Upper Gastrointestinal and General Surgical problems. Dr. Griffiths graduated with a MBChB (Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery) from Dundee University, Scotland in 2000. He achieved Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (Glasgow) in 2004. His research in to ‘Hypoxia associated factors’ in oesophagogastric Cancer at Paterson Institute of Cancer Research, Christie Hospital, Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester, led to many publications in leading medical journals and the award of MD (Doctorate in Medicine) degree from Manchester University in 2006. Higher surgical training was undertaken in the North West of England, including Specialist Registrar posts in Salford Royal Hospital and Royal Preston Upper Gastrointestinal Units. He obtained his Fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons in 2010 and completion of specialist surgical training (CCT) in 2012. He trained for a year as a Senior Upper Gastrointestinal Fellow in the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Australia. His training in Australia was in the field of advanced laparoscopic surgery for anti-reflux surgery, giant hiatus hernia repairs, upper GI cancer and bariatric surgery. He joined the Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery unit, as a Consultant, at the University Hospitals Birmingham Foundation NHS Trust in Sept 2012. Dr Griffiths treats patients with elective general surgical problems, such as abdominal and inguinal hernias; lumps and bumps; investigation of abdominal pain and anaemia etc, Dr Griffiths also participates in the General Surgical on-call service and treats patients with surgical emergencies such as appendicitis, pancreatitis, bowel obstruction and abdominal trauma for example.