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For further information and appointments please see the below contact numbers:

For Mr Rob Hutchins: 

020 7234 2940

For the following Consultants: 

020 7234 2730

Professor Nigel Heaton
Mr Parthi Srinivasan
Mr Andreas A. Prachalias
Dr Phil M. Harrison
Dr Michael Heneghan

 The team for Liver Treatment, London

The London Liver Centre has an international reputation for the advanced techniques they have developed and perfected in many areas of liver related medicine.

From liver related liver transplantation, to all forms of surgery of the liver, pancreas and associated biliary system, the team has been leaders in the sector for almost 20 years.

  • Professor Nigel Heaton - Professor of Liver Transplant, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery

    Nigel Heaton qualified as a doctor from King’s College Hospital in 1978 and spent seven months working at St James’ Hospital, Balham in 1980.
    After training as a General Surgeon with an interest in adult and paediatric liver disease, primarily at King’s he became involved in the liver transplant programme and was appointed Consultant Surgeon in the unit in 1993.

    His interests have developed in split, auxiliary and living related liver transplantation and non-heart beating liver donation along with hepato-biliary surgery, particularly the resection of cholangiocarciomas.

    Research interests include metabonomic studies of bile and liver function, ischaemia reperfusion injury after liver transplantation, hepatocellular carcinoma bone marrow micrometastases and islet cell transplantation.

    Professor Heaton has published over 200 papers on subjects relating to liver transplantation and surgery. He was awarded a personal chair in Liver Transplantation Surgery in 2005 by King’s College, London.

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  • Professor Mohamed Rela - Professor of Liver Transplant, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery

    Mohamed Rela has been a Consultant Surgeon in the field of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation at King’s College Hospital for 14 years. Working in the largest Liver Transplant Programme in Europe he has personally performed over one thousand liver transplants in adults and children.

    He is recognised as an innovative surgeon in the field of paediatric liver transplantation and has been responsible for major technical advances in the field. Mr Rela has performed a successful liver transplantation in the youngest child ever to have a liver transplant (5 days of age).

    The two areas in liver transplantation in which he has made major contributions have been split liver transplantation and auxiliary liver transplantation. He has over 160 peer reviewed publications in scientific journals and has given over fifty invited lectures and scientific papers around the world.

    Professor Rela has trained a large number of liver surgeons from the UK and abroad who have set up liver transplant programmes around the world he has also helped a number of institutions to set up liver transplant programmes in India and the Middle East. He was awarded a personal chair in Liver Transplantation Surgery in 2008 by King’s College, London.

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  • Mr Parthi Srinivasan - Consultant Liver, Pancreatic and General Surgeon

    Parthi Srinivasan obtained his medical qualifications from the Madras Medical College, University of Madras in 1989. He was then trained in General Surgery in the Republic of Ireland and United Kingdom.
    Mr Srinivasan was awarded the Fellow of the Royal Colleges of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow in 1993.

    After completion of Higher Surgical Training as a Calman Registrar in North London he was appointed to King’s College Hospital, London as a Senior Clinical Fellow in Liver Transplantation and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery in 1997.

    Mr Srinivasan  was awarded the Inter-Collegiate Fellowship (FRCS-Gen Surg) with sub speciality interest in Transplantation by the Royal College of Surgeons in 2003 after successfully passing the Inter-Collegiate exit examination held by the Royal Colleges of the United Kingdom.

    In 2006 he was appointed to the prestigious post of Consultant Surgeon in the field of Liver Transplantation, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery in King’s College Hospital, London.

    His clinical research interests include islet cell transplantation and he has helped to develop a successful programme at King’s.
    Mr Srinivasen's main interests include Liver Transplantation and Transplantation from Living Donors, Surgery for Malignant Disesases of the Liver, Biliary Tract and Pancreas and the application of modern techniques such as Laparoscopic Surgery in the management of patients with Hepato-Pancreato-Billiary diseases.

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  • Mr Andreas A. Prachalias - Consultant Liver and Pancreatic Surgeon

    Mr. Andreas A. Prachalias qualified from Crete University Medical School, Greece in 1990. Following completion of his General Surgical training in Greece he joined the Liver Unit at King’s as Senior Clinical Fellow between 1997-2000 where he trained in advanced HPB Surgery and Liver Transplantation.

    He was awarded his MD Degree from Athens University in 1997.

    He was appointed Consultant Surgeon/Senior Lecturer in Hepato-Biliairy and Pancreatic Surgery in Athens University Medical School in 2000. Since 2004 he has been working at King’s as a Consultant Surgeon in Liver Transplantation, Hepato-Biliairy and Pancreatic Surgery.

    His clinical and research interests include adult liver transplantation, treatment of malignancies of the liver, biliary tree and pancreas, with emphasis in extensive resection strategies and application of modern surgical technology. 

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  • Dr Phil M. Harrison - Consultant Hepatologist

    Dr. Phil Harrison qualified from St George’s Hospital Medical School in 1984. He trained in Hepatology at King’s College Hospital, London and Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, and was awarded MD by the University of London in 1992. Subsequently he studied for a PhD in molecular and cell biology in the Department of Molecular Medicine at Kings College London. In 1994 he was appointed as Senior Lecturer at Kings College London and Consultant Hepatologist at King’s College Hospital. He joined London Bridge Hospital as a Consultant Hepatologist in 1996.

    Dr Harrison is a well respected and profilic author and lecturer, and who is a globally renowned physician with a worldwide patient base. He is currently Secretary elect of the British Institute of Liver Studies and has recently been appointed to Chair the Upper GI HCA Tumour Board. Additionally he is a member of the Medical Advisory Committee at London Bridge Hospital.

    His practice offers a full range of liver services from abnormal liver functions through to viral hepatitis, Hepatitus B and C and hepatocellular carcinoma. He is a leading exponent of interventional endoscopy. 

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  • Dr Kosh Agarwal - Consultant Hepatologist / Transplant Physician

    Kosh AgarwalDr Kosh Agarwal is currently a Consultant Hepatologist and Transplant Physician at the Institute of Liver Studies, King’s College Hospital, London, the team deliver the largest liver transplant program in Europe. He is also Lead for the Viral Hepatitis Service, which is the largest treatment centre for viral hepatitis in the UK.  He has accreditation in General Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology

    His specialist areas of interest and expertise are in the assessment and management of liver disease, specifically viral hepatitis (both Hepatitis B and C), hepatocellular cancer (HCC); the optimization of end-stage liver disease symptoms in the context of assessment for liver transplantation and in pre-and post-transplant management of patients with liver disease.


    Dr Kosh Agarwal graduated from Newcastle University. His postgraduate training was undertaken in Newcastle with the majority of his clinical and research training at the Regional Liver and Transplant Unit. Prior to his appointment at King’s, he was a Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Regional Liver and Transplant Unit in Newcastle.


    Dr Agarwal also spent a year at the Division of Liver Diseases, Mount Sinai, New York furthering his viral hepatitis expertise and developing an interest in adult-adult living related and multi-visceral transplantation. His research interests encompass adult liver transplantation, viral hepatitis, HIV-associated liver disease and hepatocellular cancer. He has published extensively.


    He has contributed to several Department of Health initiatives regarding Hepatitis and acts as an advisor to the Hepatitis C Trust. He is an investigator for several ongoing studies evaluating the safety and efficacy of various antiviral treatment regimens for chronic Hepatitis B and C. He is a member of AASLD, EASL, BASL and ILTS.


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  • Mr Rob Hutchins - Consultant Liver, Biliary and Pancreatic Surgeon

    Rob Hutchins qualified from the Medical College of St Bartholomew’s Hospital. He trained in Liver and pancreatic surgery and transplant surgery at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, under Professor Sir Roy Calne, as well as the Royal Free Hospitals and Hammersmith Hospital.

    He is now a Consultant Surgeon at the Royal London and St Bartholomew’s Hospital. He is a member of the National Cancer Research Institute Upper GI Clinical Study Group which coordinates all major liver and pancreatic cancer studies in the UK and is a member of the Liver and biliary subgroup.

    He is a member of the National Peer review team, which assesses the performance of liver and pancreatic units in the UK and is a member of the London School of Surgery appointing and reviewing performance of surgical registrars. His research interests include the molecular biology of liver, biliary and pancreatic cancers, novel therapies for bile duct cancers and techniques of liver resection.   

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  • Dr Michael Heneghan - Consultant Hepatologist and Transplant Physician

    Dr Michael Heneghan is a Consultant Hepatologist and Transplant Physician at the Institute of Liver Studies, King’s College Hospital, London. He is clinical lead for Hepatology and Liver Outpatient services at King’s College Hospital.
    Dr Heneghan has specific expertise in the assessment and management of Liver Transplant patients in both the pre- and post-transplant phase.
    His areas of interest include Autoimmune Liver disease, Hepatocellular Cancer and long-term outcomes of patients with chronic liver disease. He has been involved in live-donor liver transplantation since 1999.
    Dr Heneghan graduated from University College Dublin and he undertook Gastroenterology training in Ireland prior to pursuing a career in Liver Disease at King’s College Hospital, London, and Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA.

    He subsequently was Medical Director of Liver Transplantation and Asst. Prof. of Medicine at Duke University prior to returning to King’s College Hospital in 2003.
    He is a member of a number of learned societies including the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease, British Society for the Study of the Liver, American Gastroenterological Association, European Association for the Study of the Liver and the International Liver Transplantation Society where he is a member of the Vanguard Committee.

    He is an advisor to the Transplantation subgroup of the Human Tissue Authority and the PBC Foundation. He has published extensively (more than 100 original articles and book chapters) and lectures Nationally and Internationally on the fields of Liver Transplatation, Hepatocellular Cancer, Autoimmune Hepatitis, Vascular liver disease, pregnancy related liver disease and Portal Hypertension.

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