Deputy Postgraduate Dean, Oxford Deanery, NHS South of England
Tony Jefferis MChir, MEd, FRCS, had his undergraduate training at Cambridge and St Thomas’s. After core surgical training in the army he started ENT training, having his higher specialist training at the Royal Free, St Mary’s Paddington and the Royal Marsden Hospital. During this time he undertook research into photodynamic therapy in head and neck cancer, being awarded his Cambridge Master of Surgery. Just prior to being appointed a consultant in East Berkshire he was a TWJ Research Fellow at the University of California, undertaking post doctoral research work in cochlear physiology.
In his early years as a consultant he was recruited into postgraduate education, successfully leading the fundraising for the postgraduate centre in East Berkshire, he was then appointed Regional Adviser in ENT for the Oxford Region and the first training programme director as well as being the Associate Clinical Tutor for East Berkshire. In 1996 he was appointed as Associate Postgraduate Dean for the Oxford Deanery, a post which he has held since then, as well as acting as Deputy from 1999-2003, and 2008- date. He is the inaugural head of the Oxford Postgraduate School of Surgery, appointed in 2008.
After a sabbatical in 2007 looking at surgical education in North America and Australasia he embarked on a Masters in Surgical Education, which he was awarded in 2010. He has more than thirty publications, mainly on head and neck cancer and postgraduate education.