Ashley Dennison was born in Manchester, England in 1953. He graduated with MB, ChB degrees from Sheffield University in 1977, obtained his FRCS degree in 1982 and his M.D. degree (Sheffield) in 1985. He was a Wellcome Research Fellow in Oxford from 1983-1985, and from 1990-1992. He worked in Switzerland with Professor Blumgart, Paris with Professor Bismuth and Hannover with Professor Pichlmayer. Since 1984, he has been a Consultant Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgeon at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. His main clinical and research interests relate to the treatment of colorectal metastases and pancreatic adenocarcinoma, islet cell transplantation following total pancreatectomy for chronic pancreatitis and the immunological and metabolic consequences of intravenous lipids. He has investigated ablative techniques for the treatment of colorectal metastases and the effect of infusions of lipid emulsions containing omega-3 fatty acids in colorectal metastases, and pancreatic adenocarcinoma. He has the largest European experience of pancreatectomy followed by islet cell autotransplantation for chronic pancreatitis and is at present investigating the potential clinical applications of pancreatic ductal cells (intermediate cells). His interest in lipids has recently resulted in trials in acute pancreatitis and sepsis in the intensive care setting.
Biography Updated on 2 May 2011