Mr Ajit Abraham
MBBS, MS, MA(Medical Ethics & Law), FRCS (England),
HPB, Trauma & General Surgeon
- 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)
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.
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.