Professor Ian Beckingham is a General Surgeon with a special interest in laparoscopic surgery and Hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) Surgery (Surgery of the liver, pancreas, bile ducts and gallbladder). He is a teaching hospital consultant and was lead clinician for the Mid Trent HPB unit. Professor Beckingham has extensive clinical, research and medico-legal experience in bile duct and gallbladder work, hernia and laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery.
He also undertakes work relating to trauma and general surgery medical negligence and personal injury claims in the UK and Ireland. His work is approximately 30:70 defence and claimant. Professor Beckingham was President of the Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons (AUGIS) 2014-16 - the national standard setting and education body representing over 850 members on matters involving surgery of the UGI tract.
He also sat on the Councils of the Association of Surgeons of GB&I, the British Obesity & Metabolic Surgery Society and the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons.
He is a Royal College of Surgeons FRCS examiner, a Hunterian Professor at the Royal College of Surgeons and author of The ABC of the Liver, Pancreas and Gallbladder and several chapters in major textbooks of Surgery. Professor Beckingham has published over 130 surgical research papers.