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Areas of Expertise

Professor Hemant Kocher performs a range of treatments, including:

  • General and gastrointestinal surgery
  • General surgery
  • Hepatobiliary surgery
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Liver surgery
  • Hernia surgery
  • Open cholecystectomy
  • Pancreatic surgery

Some of the conditions he commonly treats are:

  • Liver diseases
  • Pancreas diseases
  • Pancreatitis
  • Gall stones
  • Liver cancer
  • Liver metastasis
  • Liver lesions
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Pancreatic lesions
  • Hernia

Personal Biography

Professor Hemant Kocher MBBS MS MD FRCS is a surgeon-scientist and consultant general and HPB surgeon.

He qualified with a number of distinctions, awards and scholarships from the University of Mumbai, in 1993, and then completed his surgical training in Mumbai (KEM Hospital) in 1996. This lead to an award of MS (General Surgery) based on his work in “Immunomodulation in Obstructive Jaundice with Tinospora Cordifolia”, which won best thesis award.

Prof Kocher completed his MD (Res) at King’s College London, under the supervision of Prof. Bruce M Hendry and Prof. Irving S Benjamin, in 2003; and completed specialist clinical training in hepato-biliary-pancreatic surgery under Prof. Nigel Heaton and Prof Mohammed Rela, in 2005.

He joined the Barts Cancer Institute in February 2005, as a senior clinical lecturer, having been awarded a national clinician scientist fellowship by the National Institute of Health Research (UK).

Research and Awards

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.

His clinical research interests include: tissue banking, clinical trials, innovative surgical techniques, epidemiology, meta-analysis and patient care pathways.

While his translational research interests include: pancreatic cancer stroma and tumour-stroma cross-talk including cell signalling, adhesion, metastasis, invasion leading to innovative therapies and novel biomarkers.

Getting to know Professor Kocher

Professor Kocher enjoys cricket, chess, gardening and music.

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