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Hemant Kocher is Professor of Liver and Pancreas Surgery at the Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary, University of London. He is also Consultant Surgeon at the Royal London and St Bartholomew’s Hospitals.
His clinical interests include caring for patients with diseases of the gall bladder and bile duct, the liver and the pancreas as well as performing complex major operations for these conditions. He also performs general and laparoscopic operations and operations for hernias.
He runs a large multi-disciplinary pancreas and liver research programme at the Barts Cancer Institute training the next generation of clinicians and scientists in cellular and molecular biology approaches to treating diseases of the liver and the pancreas.
He is board of number of national and international organisations and charitable institutions. He has been awarded a number of prestigious national and international awards such as the Pancreatic Society Travelling Fellow, NIHR Clinician Scientist, Cutler’s Fellow, GSK Young Fellow and Agostino Trappani International Prize amongst others.
Prof Kocher enjoys cricket, chess, gardening and music.
'New research hope' from pancreatic cancer tissue bank
Professor Kocher is quoted in this item, in which medical researchers hope a new tissue bank will give them a clearer insight into pancreatic cancer.
Vitamin A may help improve pancreatic cancer chemotherapy
The addition of high doses of a form of vitamin A could help make chemotherapy more successful in treating pancreatic cancer, according to an early study. Professor Kocher is quoted in this report.
Professor of Liver and Pancreas SurgeryBarts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University of London
Consultant General and HPB SurgeonBarts Health NHS Trust (Royal London Hospital)
Seth GS Medical College, Mumbai, India (MBBS, MS)1993
Kings College London (MD)2004
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