I am a clinician with a strong focus on translational research. I graduated in India, trained in Edinburgh and studied for my PhD in Maastricht. I moved to UCL as a Senior lecturer/Hon Consultant in 2000 and was awarded a personal chair in 2009. I spend about 50% of my time providing patient care as a Hepatologist at the secondary and tertiary level at the Royal Free Hospital where I also run a translational and basic science laboratory. I have just finished my term as the Editor in Chief of Journal of Hepatology, which is the first ranked amongst all liver journals (IF: 25.08). The Liver Failure Group at UCL, which I founded and head, is currently comprised of 6 PIs including myself. I am also the Scientific Director of the European Foundation for the Study of Chronic Liver Failure (

Teaching Summary

Education and Supervision

The Biomedical Entrepreneur: I started a module for undergraduates as part of the Applied Medical Sciences BSc. Course at UCL. This has been running for several years.

Students for higher degrees: I have successfully supervised 10 MD/PhD students, Training fellowships were obtained from Wellcome Trust, EASL and regional research boards. Three of my fellows have gone on to become Professors (UCL: 2; Kings: 1).

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