Nigel Heaton, M.D., Ph.D., was 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 pediatric liver disease, primarily at King’s College, London, he became involved in the liver transplant program and was appointed as a Consultant Surgeon in the unit in 1993. His interests have developed in split, auxiliary, and living liver transplantation and nonheart-beating liver donation along with hepatobiliary surgery, particularly the resection of cholangiocarcinomas. 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. He 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.
Biography Updated on 1 November 2011