Mr. Iain S Tait

Senior Lecturer & Honorary Consultant Surgeon

Mr. Iain Tait University of Dundee Medical School

Address:

Cuschieri Skills Centre
Ninewells Hospital,
University of Dundee,
Dundee
DD1 9SY

Phone Number:

+(44) 01382 383410

Email Address:

i.z.tait@dundee.ac.uk

Biography

Mr Iain Tait is a Senior lecturer and Honorary consultant surgeon with an interest in laparoscopic surgery, hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery, and emergency general surgery.


Iain has a major interest in laparoscopic treatment of cancers of the liver, bile duct and pancreas, and several novel techniques have been pioneered within this Department for the treatment of such cancers i.e. laparoscopic liver surgery, laparocopic pancreatic surgery, in-situ ablation of liver cancer, and photodynamic therapy for bile duct cancer.


Laparoscopic (key hole) surgery for major cancer operations such as resection of liver or pancreatic cancers improves patient recovery and reduces the legth of hospital stay, and has proved to be more cost effective than traditional surgery.


It is important that these novel surgical innovations and techniques are supported by appropriate structured and mentored Training programs in surgical skills, to enable senior surgical colleagues to acquire new techniques and surgical trainees to assimilate the basic skills to become competent in surgery.


Iain was appointed Director of Surgical Skills training at CSC in 2009, and the post-graduate skills program provides training courses in basic, intermediate and advanced training in endoscopy, general surgery, orthopaedics, gynaecology and ENT.


In collaboration with the Centre of Anatomy & Human Identification (CAHiD) we have developed and trialled new cadaveric models for surgical training and now run Master-classes and training courses using the new Thiel model for laparoscopic training in surgery.

Research

Research interests include-


- Surgical Training in Basic and Advanced Laparoscopic surgery


- Novel models for SKILLS training in surgery


- Laparoscopic liver & pancreatic resectional surgery


- Laparoscopic treatments for benign biliary (e.g. gallstones) and pancreatic disease (e.g. acute and chronic pancreatitis).

Publications

Recent journal publications-


 


1.       Totally laparoscopic strategies for the management of colorectal cancer with synchronous liver metastases. Polignano FM, Quyn A, Pandanaboyana S, Henderson N, Tait IS. Surgical Endoscopy 2012, Mar DOI 10.1007/s00464-012-2235-2


 


2.       Preoperative C-Reactive Protein (CRP) and post-operative Lymph node ratio (LNR) are important predictors of survival after pancreato-duodenectomy (PD) for Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma (PDAC). Sanjay P, de Figueiredo RS, Leaver H, Ogston S, Kulli C, Polignano FM, Tait IS. Pancreas 2012; 13(2); 199-204.


 


3.       Development and Use of a Restructured Animal Tissue Model for Training in paroscopic Salpingostomy and Salpingectomy. Tang B, Tait I, Ross G, Chien P. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2011; 18(6): 785-91.


 


4.       Impact of Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) infection on patient outcome after pancreatoduodenectomy (PD) – A cause for concern? P Sanjay, A Fawzi, C Kulli, FM Polignano, IS Tait. Pancreas 2010; 39(8): 1211-1214.


 


5.       Optimal surgical technique, use of intra-operative cholangiography (IOC), and management of acute gallbladder disease: the results of a nation-wide survey in the UK and Ireland. P Sanjay, C Kulli, FM Polignano, IS Tait. Ann R Coll Surg Eng 2010; 92: 200-205 


 


6.       Late Post Pancreatectomy Haemorrhage (PPH). Risk factors and modern management by interventional radiology. P Sanjay, Fawzi A, JL Fulke, Kulli C, Tait IS, Zealley I, Polignano FM. Journal of the Pancreas 2010; 11 (3): 1001-1010.


 


7.       Index laparoscopic cholecystectomy for acute admissions with cholelithiasis provides excellent training opportunities in emergency general surgery. Sanjay P, Moore J, Saffouri E, Kulli C, Polignano, Tait IS. The Surgeon 2010; 8; 127-131.


 


8.       Photodynamic therapy is associated with an improvement in survival in patients with irresectable hilar cholangiocarcinoma. Quyn AJ, Ziyaie D, Polignano FM, Tait IS. HPB 2009; 11: 570-577.


 


9.       Management Guidelines for Gallstone Pancreatitis (GSP). Are the Targets Achievable? Sanjay P, Yeeting S, Whigham C, Judson HK, Kulli C, Polignano FM, Tait IS. Journal of Pancreas 2009; 10 (1): 43-7.


 


10.     Laparoscopic versus open liver segmentectomy: prospective, case-matched, intention-to-treat analysis of clinical outcomes and cost effectiveness. Polignano FM, Quyn AJ, de Figueiredo RS, Henderson NA, Kulli C, Tait IS.   Surg Endosc. 2008; 22(12): 2564-70.

Teaching

Senior Faculty and Clinical Tutor –


Cuschieri Skills Centre, Ninewells Hospital


Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh


I have taught post-graduate surgical skills for several years and mainly focus on Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Skills Courses in Laparoscopic Surgery.


In addition I teach on specialist skills training courses, such as EAES (Upper GI), and courses on Hepato-biliary & pancreatic surgery. I am a Tutor on the international faculty for liver surgery and have taught on Laparoscopic Liver Surgery Workshops in Cape Town (2007), Hamburg (2008, 2009); Paris (2010), and Newcastle (2008, 2009, 2010).


Recent innovations include skills training on cadavers and I am Course Convener for Emergency abdominal & thoracic surgery for the General Surgeon. RCSEdin 2009-2012.

Conferences

Recent Invited lectures-


Innovations in Pancreatic surgery.   Pancreatic Society of Great Britain & Ireland – Dublin November 2011. Title: Laparoscopic surgery for pancreatic cancer


Laparoscopic Surgery : 20 years on. University of Glasgow. May 2010. Title: Laparoscopic liver resection – less is more!


Laparoscopic Hepatic Surgery Masterclass, Paris France, March 2010. Title: Laparoscopic Left lateral sectionectomy;


Title: Synchronous Laparoscopic resection for Stage IV CRC      


5th Alpine Liver & Pancreatic Surgery (ALPS) Meeting – January 2010. Title: Laparoscopic liver surgery in Cirrhosis; Title: Laparoscopic Microwave ablation therapy in cirrhosis


Recent Advances in solid organ cancer surgery – March 2009. HPB Symposium - Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge. Title:  Minimally Invasive HPB cancer surgery


3rd Alpine Liver & Pancreatic Surgery (ALPS) Meeting – February 2008. Title: Oncological laparoscopic surgery for pancreatic cancer.


Overseas Meeting of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh – April 2007. Pisa, Italy - “Towards Excellence in Surgical Practice”. Title: Minimal Access Surgery for liver cancers


 


Recent conference papers-



  1. New concepts in management of stage IV colorectal cancer. Polignano F, Tait IS. 6th Alpine Liver & Pancreatic Surgery (ALPS) Meeting. Madonna di Campiglio. January 2011.

  2. Laparoscopic management of synchronous colorectal cancer and liver metatstases (Stage IV). Polignano F, Quyn A, Tait IS. 6th Alpine Liver & Pancreatic Surgery (ALPS) Meeting. Madonna di Campiglio. January 2011.

  3. A Laparoscopic Cadaver Training facility for clinical laparoscopic liver resection programs. SA White, JJ French, IS Tait, G Sen, BC Jacques, DM Manas. AUGIS 14th Annual Scientific Meeting. Poster of Distinction. Proceedings of AUGIS 14th Annual Scientific Meeting, Sep 2010, Pg 25. 

  4. Preoperative C-Reactive Protein (CRP) and Lymph node ratio (LNR) are important predictors of   survival after pancreato-duodenectomy (PD) for Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma (PDAC). P Sanjay, H Leaver, C Kulli, FM Polignano, IS Tait.  Buenos Aires – 9th IHPBA. April, 2010

  5. Role of interventional radiology (IR) in the management of post-operative complications after Pancreato-duodenectomy (PD): an institutional experience. P Sanjay, C Kulli, FM Polignano, IA Zealley, IS Tait. Buenos Aires – 9th IHPBA, April, 2010

  6. Novel strategies for laparoscopic treatment of stage IV (Hep) colorectal cancer (CRC): synchronous, staged resections (liver first) and radiofrequency ablation (RFA).  P Sanjay, IS Tait, FM Polignano. Buenos Aires – 9th IHPBA, April, 2010

  7. Impact of Methicillin Resistant Staphylosoccus Aureus (MRSA) infection on outcome after Pancreatoduodenectomy. P Sanjay, A Fawzi, C Kulli, FM Polignano, IS Tait. 8th Congress of the European Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (EHPBA),Athens, HPB 2009, 11: 2

  8. Post-pancreatectomy haemorrhage (PPH) : risk factors and management by Interventional Radiology. P Sanjay, A Fawzi, C Kulli, FM Polignano, IS Tait.    8th Congress of the European Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (EHPBA), Athens, HPB 2009, 11:2

  9. Index laparoscopic cholecystectomy during first admission provides an excellent training opportunity in emergency general surgery. P Sanjay, J Moore, E Saffouri, C Kulli, FM Polignano, IS Tait.  8th Congress of the European Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (EHPBA), Athens, June 2009

  10. Intraoperative cholangiography (IOC): Utilisation and management of gall bladder disease: Results of a nationwide survey in the United Kingdom and Ireland. P Sanjay, C Kulli, FM Polignano, IS Tait. 8th Congress of the European Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association (EHPBA), Athens, June 2009

  11.  Totally laparoscopic management of stage 1V colorectal cancer: preliminary experience. P Sanjay, IS Tait, FM Polignano. European Association of Endoscopic Surgeons (EAES), Annual Meeting, Prague, June 2009

  12.  Totally laparoscopic treatment of metastatic rectal cancer: Preliminary experience with Synchronous and staged resections. P Sanjay, IS Tait, FM Polignano. Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI) Glasgow, May 2009

  13.  Postpancreatectomy haemorrhage (PPH) : risk factors and management by Interventional Radiology. P Sanjay, A Fawzi, C Kulli, FM Polignano, IS Tait. Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI) Glasgow, May 2009

  14.  Impact of Methicillin Resistant Staphylosoccus Aureus (MRSA) infection on outcome after Pancreatoduodenectomy. P Sanjay, A Fawzi, C Kulli, FM Polignano, IS Tait. Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI) Glasgow, May 2009

  15. AUGIS (Association of Upper GI Surgeons) 12th Annual Scientific Meeting. Liverpool, September 2008.                                                                                     
    Laparoscopic Radical Antegrade Pancreatosplenectomy. Tait IS