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Formerly the Nuffield Department of Surgery, NDS is the Academic Department of Surgery of the University of Oxford, and hosts a multidisciplinary team of senior clinical academic surgeons, senior scientists, junior clinicians and scientists in training. NDS comprises of major surgical specialties including gastro-intestinal, transplantation, vascular, paediatric, plastic, ear, nose and throat (ENT), neurosurgery, and urology. Over 150 staff work in the department with an annual budget of over £10 million.

The research that NDS conducts includes a long-established immunology, tolerance and transplantation biology group, well established groups in bone cancer biology, islet-cell isolation and transplantation, cardiovascular, interventional radiology and functional neurosurgical groups, high intensity focused ultrasound and urological oncology. 

NDS's research is sponsored by a broad range of charities and public and corporate bodies including UK government, National Institute for Health Research, Medical Research Council, the Wellcome Trust and European Union programmes.

Further information can be found here, on NDS's webpages.