Ms Kat Baker

Consultant Colorectal and Robotic Surgeon


Ms Kat Baker is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and Nuffield Health The Manor Hospital, Oxford. She has a clinical interest in minimally invasive and robotic-assisted colorectal surgery, particularly for colorectal cancer and inflammatory bowel disease.

Ms Baker completed her surgical training in Bristol and Australia, with a specialist fellowship in colorectal surgery at the world-renowned Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital. This included training in robotic colorectal surgery, which she now offers in Oxford.

Ms Baker completed an MD in Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of Bristol, with a Royal College of Surgeons Research Fellowship. Her research investigated Aspirin’s potential role as an adjunct to radiotherapy in Colorectal Cancer. For this, she led an NIHR portfolio adopted study and was awarded the Royal Society of Medicine John of Arderne Medal and the Royal College of Surgeons Rosetrees’ Prize.

Having completed her MD, she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in New York, for which she conducted research at Columbia University and New York Presbyterian Hospital, investigating colorectal cancer outcomes. During this time, Ms Baker also completed a Value Based Healthcare course at Harvard.

(Ms Baker trained in robotic surgery in Brisbane, Australia)
(During her time as a Fulbright Scholar in New York)
She is a Past President of the Dukes' Club (the UK Colorectal Surgery Trainees' Society) and spent four years on The European Society of Coloproctology, Education and Training Committee, collaborating with surgeons from across Europe. She has delivered numerous national and international oral presentations and is widely published in peer reviewed journals. Prior to being appointed as a Consultant Surgeon in Oxford, she was awarded the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland (ACPGBI) Trainee Coloproctologist of the Year.


Ms Baker was invited to deliver a podcast by The Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ALSGBI), discussing surgical training and the early years as a Consultant Surgeon.

Charity Trustee

Ms Baker is a Trustee of OCCTOPUS, the Oxford Colon Cancer Trust. OCCTOPUS is a charity dedicated to funding practical advances in treatment, education and research into Colorectal cancer, Colitis and Crohn's. https://occtopus.org.uk