Professor Hemant Kocher is a Consultant General, Liver and Pancreas Surgeon at the Barts Cancer Institute at the Queen Mary University in London. He also practices as a Consultant Surgeon at St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London Hospitals. His specialist interests include surgery of the liver, pancreas, gall bladder and bile duct, as well as general and laparoscopic surgery for hernia.
He considers himself to be a surgeon-scientist and his clinical research interests include liver and pancreatic cancer, the role of stroma in cancer progression, the development of new treatments, tests and surgical techniques. Professor Kocher obtained his medical degree in Mumbai, in India, where he achieved a number of academic prizes and distinctions.
He underwent his specialist training in liver and pancreas surgery at the Tata Memorial Hospital and the KEM hospital in Mumbai, and at King’s College Hospital in London. He has been given a number of high profile national and international awards for his work, such as the Pancreatic Society Travelling Fellow, the GSK Young Fellow and the Agostino Trappani International Prize. He is currently lead for Pancreatic Cancer at University College London Partners. Away from the clinic, his interests include cricket, athletics, travel and chess.