Mr Ajit Abraham

MBBS, MS, MA(Medical Ethics & Law), FRCS (England), FRCS(General Surgery)

HPB, Trauma & General Surgeon

Special Interests:
  • Primary and secondary cancers of the liver
  • Complex gallstone disease
  • Gallbladder and bile duct cancer
  • Acute and chronic pancreatitis
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Cystic disease (including IPMN and MCN) and neuroendocrine tumours of the pancreas
  • Related minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery
  • General surgical conditions including groin and incisional hernias, lumps and bumps
  • The acute surgical abdomen including appendicitis, peptic ulcer and gallstone related emergencies
  • Trauma of the chest, abdomen and pelvis
  • Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS)

Email: Abraham.admin@lips.org.uk

Telephone: 0207 164 6114

Fax: 0207 022 1606

Synopsis

Mr Ajit Abraham has been a Consultant HPB,

Trauma & General Surgeon at the Royal London

Hospital Barts Health NHS Trust since 2005.

He is also an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer

in Surgery at Queen Mary University London.

Mr Ajit Abraham has been a Consultant HPB, Trauma & General Surgeon at the Royal London Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust since 2005. He is also an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Surgery at Queen Mary University London.

His specialist HPB interests include surgical management of benign and malignant disease of the liver, gall bladder, bile duct, and pancreas, complex gallstone disease, and acute and chronic pancreatitis; with expertise in related open, laparoscopic and robotic surgical approaches. He also has over two decades of experience of elective and emergency general surgery including open and minimally invasive approaches to a variety of general surgical conditions such as groin and incisional hernias, and the acute surgical abdomen. He also has considerable experience in the management of trauma of the chest, abdomen and pelvis as a trauma surgeon at the Royal London Hospital, the first dedicated major trauma center (MTC) in the UK.
He has a Masters in Medical Ethics & Law from Keele University, UK, 2004.
His other areas of interest are clinical leadership, quality improvement and patient safety and he was Health Foundation QI Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and Harvard from 2011-12.

At Barts Health, he was the Clinical Director for Surgery 2010-11, Associate Medical Director for Improvement, Innovation, 2013-14, Executive Group Director for the Surgery & Cancer Clinical Academic Group, 2014-2016. Chair of the Boards of Surgery & Cancer 2017-18, and Barts Health Deputy Chief Medical Officer 2016 -18.
On surgical sabbatical 2018-19, he re-established and led the HPB surgical service at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore delivering high quality hepato-biliary and pancreatic surgical care to the local population.
He is the Principal of Staff College for Leadership in Healthcare.
He has published widely in peer- reviewed journals in the fields of HPB & general surgery and contributed to chapters in major medical and surgical text books. He is involved in teaching and training at all levels including for the MBBS, the Intercollegiate FRCS, and Royal College of Surgeons courses.
He has a longstanding ‘Hatha Vinyasa’ Yoga and ‘Vipassana’ meditation practice.

History

Mr Ajit Abraham was born in Kumasi, Ghana, schooled in Manchester, and then trained as a doctor and general surgeon at the Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Medical College and Sassoon Hospitals in Pune, India. He returned to the UK in 1993 and trained in hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) surgery and liver transplantation in London, mainly at the Royal Free and the Royal London Hospitals.

International Presentations

9th NatBASO meeting, Nov 2000
Comparison Of Orthotopic Cell Implantation (OCI) Vs Orthotopic Tumour Implantation (OTI) In The Hap-T1 Syrian Hamster Pancreatic Cancer Model (abstract)
AT Abraham, SR Shah, BR Davidson
3rd Biennial Americas Hepato-pancreato-biliary Congress, Florida, 22-25 February 2001
Preproendothelin & Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Expression In A Syrian Hamster Pancreatic Cancer Model
AT Abraham, SR Shah, Y Sirivatanauksorn, BR Davidson
6th Congress of the Asian Society of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Surgery, Hong Kong, 06-09 February 2001
Endothelin-1, ET-A & ET-B Receptor mRNA Expression In Human Hepatocellular Cancer
AT Abraham, K Fusai, SR Shah, D Spalding, Y Sirivatanauksorn, BR Davidson
Annual Meeting, Birmingham, 2001; abstract published in BJS
Flutamide Suppresses VEGF Expression In The Hap-T1 Syrian Hamster Model Of Advanced Pancreatic Cancer
AT Abraham*, SR Shah, Y Sirivatanauksorn, BR Davidson *Patey Prize Session-ASGBI/SRS
IHPBA 2000 Amsterdam; abstract published in HPB
Flutamide Suppresses VEGf Expression In The Hap-T1 Syrian Hamster Model Of Advanced Pancreatic Cancer
AT Abraham, SR Shah, Y Sirivatanauksorn, BR Davidson
European IHPBA, Istanbul, May 2003; abstract published in HPB
Characterization Of The Endothelin System In The HaPT1 Syrian Hamster Model
AT Abraham, SR Shah, T Satyadas, J Tsui, M Dashwood, BR Davidson
ASGBI Manchester, May 2003 ‘Six of the Best Upper GI Papers’; abstract published in BJS
The Utility Of Whole Body FDG-PET In The Assessment Of Colorectal Liver Metastases: A Prospective Study
S Bhattacharya, AT Abraham*, RR Hutchins, C Desai, A McLean, JB Bomanji, DC Costa, PJ Ell
European IHPBA, Istanbul, May 2003; abstract published in HPB
The Utility Of Whole Body FDG-PET In The Assessment Of Colorectal Liver Metastases: A Prospective Study
S Bhattacharya, AT Abraham, RR Hutchins, C Desai, A McLean, JB Bomanji, DC Costa, PJ Ell
IHPBA, Edinburgh, September, 2006; abstract published in HPB
A Comparison of Pancreaticoduodenectomy with Extended Pancreaticoduodenectomy: A Meta-analysis of 1,421 Patients
N Iqbal ,R Lovegrove, HS Tilney, AT Abraham, S Bhattacharya, PP Tekkis, HM Kocher
IHPBA, Edinburgh, September, 2006; abstract published in HPB
Favourable Impact of COG and High Hospital Volume on Outcomes for Pancreatico-duodenectomy: A Single UK HPB Centre Experience
S Mukherjee, H Kocher, R Hutchins, S Bhattacharya, A Abraham
IHPBA, Edinburgh, September, 2006; abstract published in HPB
The Utility of Whole Body FDG-PET in the Assessment of Colorectal Liver Metastases Prior to Surgical Resection: A Prospective Study
D Hariharan, A Biswas, H Kocher, R Hutchins, S Bhattacharya, A Abraham
Poster presentation at the 7th Biennial Congress of the Asian-Pacific Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, Seoul 2019
Surgical Challenges in Mirizzi’s Syndrome from Retained Cystic Duct – Common Bile Duct Junction Stones After Subtotal Cholecystectomy
Y L Wang, S L Oh, J Boo, A T Abraham, M Y Tan
Poster presentation at the 7th Biennial Congress of the Asian-Pacific Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Association, Seoul 2019
Case Report of Pancreatic Meliodosis—A Rare and Unusual Site of Infection Mimicking Malignancy
S L Oh, Y L Wang, J Boo, A T Abraham, M Y Tan
AUGIS 2019
The use of POSSUM scoring and Cardiopulmonary exercise test are limited in predicting major complications after liver and pancreas surgery
De Braal VJF, Dutton J, Hariharan D, MacDonald N, Hallworth S, Kocher HM, Hutchins R, Imtiaz H, Bhattacharya S, Abraham A, Giakoustidis A, Yip VS
AUGIS 2019
Accuracy of pre-operative (P)-POSSUM scoring and cardiopulmonary exercise testing in predicting morbidity and mortality after pancreatic and liver surgery: A systematic review
Dutton J, De Braal VJF, Hariharan D, MacDonald N, Hallworth S, Kocher HM, Hutchins R, Imtiaz H, Bhattacharya S, Abraham A, Giakoustidis A, Yip VS
Indian Critical Care Guidelines 2019, Pune, India January 2019
Damage Control Surgery
Invited Speaker
Arab Health Congress, Dubai, January 2019
The Difficult Cholecystectomy / Hydatid Disease of the Liver
Invited Speaker

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