Dunning Joel

GMC: 4443605

Hospital(s): South Tees Hospitals NHS FT

Special Interests: Adult Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery

I am a consultant Thoracic Surgeon with an interest in endoscopic lung cancer surgery and Robotic Lung Cancer surgery. I also have an interest in mimally invasive repair of pectus excavatum, endoscopic repair of diaphragm paralysis and I have developed a novel technique for lung cancer resection called microlobectomy (www.microlobectomy.com)
I also run a course called CALS which teaches surgeons worldwide how to better look after patients after cardiothoracic surgery (www.csu-als.com) and the guidelines are attached in additional information

Feel free to get in touch or have a look at my full website which can be found at http://www.joeldunning.co.uk

Training Attended

Intuitive Surgical Robotic training programme

Uniportal VALS lobectomy (La Coruna)

One year VATS lobectomy fellowship in Edinburgh

Qualifications & Accreditations


BA(hons) Oxon



Additional Information

Number of lung cancer operations performed in 2017:  41

Joel Dunning works as part of a team of thoracic surgeons at South Tees Hospitals NHS FT
Click here to see data on how this team performed in 2017, including;

  • the number of operations to remove lung cancer performed by each surgeon in the team
  • the adjusted survival rates 30, 90 and 365 days after surgery to remove lung cancer
  • the length of time (defined as median days) patients having cancer surgery at this Trust spend in hospital.
  • the percentage of patients readmitted to hospital within 90 days of surgery
  • the pooled resection rate of Trusts served by this surgical unit

This data comes from the Lung Cancer Clinical Outcomes Publication.  This project makes the results achieved by surgical teams treating lung cancer within NHS England available to the public.

The latest report covers operations performed in 2017.  More information about this project is available here.