Harold Ellis Prize


Prof Harold Ellis with surgical patients and staff at the Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford in 1948.

About Harold Ellis

Harold Ellis CBE FRCS is Emeritus Professor of Surgery in the University of London and currently a professor in the Department of Anatomy & Human Sciences at King’s College London. Harold Ellis is one of the most notable British surgeons of the past fifty years, renowned both for his teaching and as the author of the definitive student textbook Clinical Anatomy, now in its twelfth edition. He has held positions as a Vice-President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and of the Royal Society of Medicine and was president of the British Association of Surgical Oncology.

About the Harold Ellis Prize

The Harold Ellis Prize (est. 2004) is awarded every year to the best paper published in the previous year as voted by the IJS Editorial Board. A shortlist is drawn up using download and citation data or through Editorial Board recommendations. The winner receives the prestige that comes with an international prize and a waiver on an article processing charge (APC) in the IJS (worth $3,750 for a research or review article).


Prize winners 

Catrin Sohrabi, Zaid Alsafi, Niamh O’Neill, Mehdi Khan, Ahmed Kerwan, Ahmed Al-Jabir, Christos Iosifidis, Riaz Agha

Runner up
Maria Nicola, Zaid Alsafi, Catrin Sohrabi, Ahmed Kerwan, Ahmed Al-Jabir Christos Iosifidis, Maliha Agha, Riaz Agha
The socio-economic implications of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19): A review


Robert Rutledge, Kuldeepak Kular and Naveen Manchanda

Glasbey, J.; Harries, R.; Beamish, A.; Gokani, V.; Mohan, H.; Williams, A.; Fleming S and the ASiT/BOTA Lost Tribe Study Group
Runner up
Tseng, J.; Nuño, M.; Lewis, A.; Srour, M.; Margulies, D.; Alban, R.


Paul Lorenz Bigliardi, Syed Abdul LatiffAlsagoff, Hossam Yehia El-Kafrawi, Jai-Kyong Pyon, Chad Tse Cheuk Wa, Martin Anthony Villa
Povidone iodine in wound healing: A review of current concepts and practices

Runner up
Riaz Ahmed Agha, Mimi R. Borrelli, Martinique Vella-Baldacchino, Rachel Thavayogan, Dennis P. Orgill
The STROCSS statement: Strengthening the Reporting of Cohort Studies in Surgery

2017 (now based on 2016 papers)

Riaz A. Agha, Alexander J. Fowler, Alexandra Saeta, Ishani Barai, Shivanchan Rajmohan, Dennis P. Orgill
The SCARE Statement: Consensus-based surgical case report guidelines

Antonino Agrusa, Giuseppe di Buono, Daniela Chianetta, Vincenzo Sorce, Roberto Citarrella, Massimo Galia, Laura Vernuccio, Giorgio Romano, Gaspare Gulotta
Three-dimensional (3D) versus two-dimensional (2D) laparoscopic adrenalectomy: A case-control study


2015 (based on 2015 papers)

Michal Pedziwiatr, Mikhail Kisialeuski, Mateusz Wierdak, Maciej Stanek, Michal Natkaniec, Maciej Matlok, Piotr Major, Piotr Malczak, Andrzej Budzynski
Early implementation of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS®) protocol – Compliance improves outcomes: A prospective cohort study

Wolfgang Schaden, Rainer Mittermayr, Nicolas Haffner, Daniel Smolen, Ludger Gerdesmeyer, Ching-Jen Wang
Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) – First choice treatment of fracture non-unions?



Oliver J. Muensterer, Martin Lacher, Christoph Zoeller, Matthew Bronstein, Joachim Kübler
Google Glass in pediatric surgery: An exploratory study

Guan-Qi Zhang, Zhi-Wei Zhang, Wan-Yee Lau, Xiao-Ping Chen
Associating liver partition and portal vein ligation for staged hepatectomy (ALPPS): A new strategy to increase resectability in liver surgery



N.A. O’Regan, J. Fitzgerald, S. Timmons, H. O’Connell, D. Meagher
Delirium: A key challenge for perioperative care



Holger Keil, Wolf Mueller, Christel Herold-Mende, Martha Maria Gebhard, Günter Germann, Holger Engel, Matthias A. Reichenberger
Preoperative shock wave treatment enhances ischemic tissue survival, blood flow and angiogenesis in a rat skin flap model



Muhammad Imran Aslam, Ashish Kelkar, David Sharpe, John Stuart Jameson
Ten years experience of managing the primary tumours in patients with stage IV colorectal cancers



Saleh El-Awadi, Ayman El-Nakeeb et al.
Laparoscopic versus open cholecystectomy in cirrhotic patients: A prospective randomized study



Colin A. Walsh, Tjun Tang, Stewart R. Walsh
Laparoscopic versus open appendicectomy in pregnancy: A systematic review



Agha R, Cooper D, Muir G
The reporting quality of randomised controlled trials in surgery: A systematic review



Thomas Schlich
Nobel Prizes for surgeons: In recognition of the surgical healing strategy



S. Alam Hannan
The magnificent seven: a history of modern thyroid surgery



Freitas Jr., R.A.
Nanotechnology, nanomedicine and nanosurgery


Runner up
Day, J.R.S., Taylor, K.M.
The systemic inflammatory response syndrome and cardiopulmonary bypass 



J. Whittle
Preoperative Anthropometric Analysis of the Cleft Child’s Face: A Comparison between Groups