Simon Blackburn 

Mr Simon Blackburn joined Great Ormond Street Hospital as a Consultant Neonatal and Paediatric Surgeon in 2014.

Honorary Consultant Neonatal and Paediatric Surgeon at Royal Free Hospital NHS Trust with a regular Friday operating list and clinic.

Having taught anatomy throughout his postgraduate training, Simon developed a keen interest in teaching and gained a Masters in Surgical Education from Imperial College London in 2012. 

Appointed Royal College of Surgeons Surgical Tutor for Great Ormond Street Hospital in February 2015.


Simon’s main area of interest is in gastrointestinal surgery as well as treating children born with abnormalities of the gastrointestinal tract, diaphragm and abdominal wall. 

Qualifications and training

Simon’s undergraduate medical education was at Guy’s King’s and St Thomas’ medical school. His postgraduate training was in South East England and included posts in Brighton, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Chelsea and Westminster, Southampton and St Georges Hospitals.  

Simon became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2013, and was awarded the British Association of Paediatric Surgeons Medal for his outstanding performance in the intercollegiate examination.

BSc(Hons) University of London, 2000

MBBS University of London, 2003

MEd Imperial College London, 2012

FRCS (Paed Surg), 2013

Research interests

Simon has an ongoing interest in clinical research and has published and presented internationally on gastrointestinal surgery, neonatal surgery and minimally invasive surgery. He also has a research interest in surgical education.