Steven Snooks qualified in 1978 at The University of London at the Middlesex Hospital Medical School.


He underwent Higher Surgical Training at St. Mark’s and St. Bartholomew’s Hospitals and gained expertise in the management of colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis), breast cancer, laparoscopic cholecystectomy and sportsman’s hernia repair and assessment. He also has worked at Whipps Cross and North Middlesex Hospitals. In his training he has worked in Seattle and San Francisco in America and Zurich in Switzerland and Marseilles in France.


He has published on breast cancer ethnicity and obstetric induced pelvic floor disorders widely and maintains an active interest in research: groin pain, pelvic floor repair and stomas. He has taught medical students, newly qualified doctors and surgical trainees. He was appointed a Consultant Surgeon in 1990 and has retired from his current post at Barking Havering and Redbridge Trust after 27 years and 40 years in total working for the NHS.


During his 27 years as a Consultant Surgeon in the NHS he developed the surgical department by increasing the Consultant and Junior staff numbers, developing a Department Surgical Audit and various research projects. Latterly he has become a Barrister (non-practising) and was called to The Bar in July 2010 and is a member of the Middle Temple Inn of Court and Associate Professor of Surgery for the American University of the Caribbean.


Steven also paints and often uses his art to create get well cards engaging patients in conversation about ‘art’ in general. Or he emails his paintings to patients to aid their recovery after surgery. Some patients can receive a personal painting regarding their experience of treatment.


Academic Prizes:
Hallett Prize (FRCS)
Nathanial Rogers Prize (MD Thesis)
First Class BA (Law)