Mr Ajit Abraham

Mr Ajit Abraham

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

HPB, Trauma & General Surgeon

NHSThe Royal London Hospital
Private PracticeThe London Clinic

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)
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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.

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 centre (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 textbooks. 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

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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