Name and Position

Mr Nicholas Penney PhD, MBBS, FRCS, BSc, FHEA


Department page: General Surgery

Speciality: Oesophagogastric and Gastrointestinal Surgery

Sub-speciality: Gastrointestinal surgery

Special clinical interests: Oesophagogastric cancer surgery. Biliary surgery. Gastrointestinal endoscopy. Laparoscopic and robotic surgery.

Qualifications: PhD, MBBS, FRCS, BSc, FHEA

Secretary: Rachel Hughes

GMC Number: 7049811

Research interests:

Mr Penney completed a PhD at Imperial College London investigating the role of the gut microbiome in health and disease, including after gastrointestinal surgery. He was awarded the Sutherland-Earl Clinical Research Fellowship among several other grants and has published work in a number of high-profile journals. Mr Penney has ongoing research interests in the management of oesophagogastric cancer.

Professional Profile:

Mr Penney is trained in advanced laparoscopic (keyhole) and robotic surgery, specialising in the treatment of oesophagogastric cancer, gallbladder disease, hiatus hernia repair and anti-reflux surgery as well as open and laparoscopic hernia repairs. He also has significant experience in performing upper gastrointestinal endoscopy.

Mr Penney has been a Consultant Upper Gastrointestinal surgeon at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital since 2023. He qualified from Imperial College London before completing higher surgical training in Surrey and Sussex. He gained a vast amount of expertise in the specialist resection of oesophagogastric cancer at both the Royal Surrey County Hospital and the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle upon Tyne, one of the largest oesophagogastric cancer centres in Europe. While in Newcastle he underwent a Fellowship in Robotic surgery under the supervision of Professor Immanuel.

Alongside busy clinical work, Mr Penney is involved in undergraduate and postgraduate surgical teaching and training. He was awarded a Fellowship of the Higher Education Authority in recognition of academic and clinical teaching of students.