Simon Paterson-Brown

Mr Paterson-Brown was appointed to a Consultant General and Upper Gastrointestinal post in the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh in January 1994 and retired in March 2021.

Simon Paterson-Brown

Honorary Senior Lecturer

Contact details

Clinical Interests

  • Upper Gastrointestinal surgery
  • Benign Biliary and Hernia surgery
  • Emergency & Trauma surgery
  • Remote and Rural Surgery

Appointments and Activities


His main clinical interest now involve supporting the Scottish clinical collaborative (SCC) which is based in the Faculty of Remote, Rural and Humanitarian healthcare (FRRH) within the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd). This collaborative aims to support surgical services in remote and rural areas of Scotland. He is also an Hon Senior lecturer in Edinburgh University and teaches on MSc programme in Patient Safety and Clinical Human Factors. He is also part of the Faculty for the delivery of the NOTSS (Non-technical skills for surgeons) programme delivered by the RCSEd.


Mr Paterson-Brown's educational qualifications are:

  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), St Mary’s Hospital, London University, 1982
  • Fellow Royal College of Surgeons (FRCSEd), Edinburgh, 1986
  • Fellow Royal College of Surgeons (FRCSEng), England, 1986
  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil), London University, 1989
  • Master of Surgery (MS), London University, 1993
  • FCS, Hong Kong, 1995
  • FFST (RCSEd)