Dr Carolynne Jane Vaizey was educated at Cape Town University and then trained in General and Trauma Surgery up to Consultant level in Johannesburg. On returning to this country in 1992 she worked as a Colorectal Surgical Fellow in a District General Hospital and took the UK surgical examinations. She then took up a research post at St Mark’s Hospital to obtain an MD through the University of London.
At the beginning of 1998 she became a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at the Middlesex & University College Hospitals in Central London and Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College London. In 2003 she took up a new post as Consultant Surgeon at St Mark’s Hospital and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College.
Miss Vaizey has particular interests in the management of intestinal failure and surgical disasters, severe Crohn’s, faecal incontinence, anal surgery and functional bowel disease. She is the Lead Surgeon for Intestinal Failure in the Lennard Jones Intestinal Failure Unit at St Mark’s and Director of the Sir Alan Park’s Physiology Unit. She has written 15 book chapters on her specialty interests and has over 100 papers and editorials published in Peer reviewed journals.
She is the Chair of the European Society of Coloproctology’s Guidelines Committee and a member of their Executive and Research committees. She Chairs the Committee for Commissioning Guidelines for Faecal Incontinence for NHS England and has been a core member of the Clinical Team advising NHS England on Intestinal Failure Services in England.