Brendan John Moran

Current position

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, Basingstoke, UK

Research activities

The Peritoneal Malignancy Institute, Basingstoke is one of the highest volume centres in the World, particularly for Appendiceal tumours and Pseudomyxoma Peritonei, and has published the largest experience with 1,200 operative cases. Basingstoke staged the first three meetings of what subsequently has become PSOGI. More recently Basinsgtoke has been central to the development of PSOGI Consensus Guidelines on the histology of Appendiceal tumours and PMP classification under the chairmanship of Norman Carr (Carr et al Am J Surg Path 2015). We have recently developed a large colorectal peritoneal metastases progam as one of three centres in the UK (population approximately 65 million) The main interests of the unit are in surgical training and new unit development (Units in Birmingham, UK, Tokyo, Japan, Brisbane, Australia and Dublin, Ireland have been developed in conjunction with Basinsgtoke). We continue to present and publish on clinical topics and have an exciting ongoing molecular biology project with Southampton University which has been generously supported by NORD.


Dr Brendan John Moran M.Ch., FRCS, FRCSI (Gen) established the National Tertiary Referral and Treatment Centre for Appendiceal Tumours and Pseudomyxoma Peritonei with the help of Paul Sugarbaker in 1994. Currently it is the largest centre in the world. There are now 6 colorectal surgeons and four (Brendan Moran, Tom Cecil, Faheez Mohamed and Sanjeev Dayal) specialize in Peritoneal Malignancy as well as in laparoscopic and open colorectal surgery. Steven Arnold and Venkat Venkatsubramanian also participate in Peritoneal Malignancy but more so in colorectal surgery. Tom Cecil is now the Clinical Director of the Peritoneal Malignancy Service.

Dr Moran has a long-standing interest on rectal cancer management and treatment. He set up an delivered the English Low rectal cancer programme and has just commenced the SPECC (Significant Polyp Early Colorectal Cancer) UK National Program. Dr Moran has published over 100 peer reviewed articles and has written many book chapters and edited Farquharson’s Textbook of Operative General and Manual of Total Mesorectal Excision by Heald and Moran. He is the Principal Investigator in a Multi-centre, Multi-national, Multi-disciplinary Low Rectal Cancer study.

His current positions include:

Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon, Basingstoke, UK

National Clinical Lead SPECC (UK Significant Polyp Early Colorectal Cancer) Program

Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer, Univ of Southampton, Cancer Sciences Division

Yeoh Ghem Seng Professor of Surgery, National University of Singapore

President Royal Society Medicine , Section of Coloproctology


Aldermaston Road, Basingstoke RG24 9NA, Verenigd Koninkrijk

Other contact data

Peritoneal Malignancy Institute
Basingstoke Hospital
Aldermaston Road
RG24 9NA
Basinsgtoke, UK