Name and Position

Adam Stearns
General Surgery

Contact Details

Main Telephone Number:01603 287597


Position:    Consultant in General & Colorectal Surgery

Qualifications:  MA BMBCh DPhil FRCS (Gen Surg)

Telephone:    01603 287597

Secretary:  Gillian Palmer

GMC number:    6055331

Sub-specialty:    Colorectal, General and Laparoscopic Surgery

Special Clinical Interests:    Laparoscopic colorectal surgery, locally advanced and recurrent rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease including ileoanal pouch surgery.

Research Interests:    Quality of life outcomes after colorectal surgery and anal cancer treatment, improving outcomes after colorectal surgery, gastrointestinal and small bowel physiology.

Current membership(s) of Professional National and Regional Bodies: Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland (ACPGBI), European Society of Coloproctology (ESCP), European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO).


I have trained in general and colorectal surgery in Oxford, Glasgow and East of England. During this time, I also spent three years as a research fellow at Brigham & Women’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School. After training, I completed a fellowship in laparoscopic colorectal and advanced pelvic surgery at St Marks Hospital, London. I undertook a further fellowship in colorectal and peritoneal tumour surgery at The Christie Hospital, Manchester. I was appointed as a locum consultant at The Christie before returning to Norfolk to take up a post at Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital.