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Professor Alastair O'Brien is a leading clinical academic liver specialist who has published in the world's top journals including the New England journal of Medicine, The Lancet and Nature Medicine.
He is a highly experienced clinician who looks after all forms of liver disease and regularly uses non-invasive assessment of liver fibrosis (Fibroscan®) to diagnose and monitor patients. His pioneering research allows him to bring patients the latest treatments to ensure a positive outcome.
He has received research funding from The Wellcome Trust, Department of Health and Social Care, Medical Research Council & National Institute for Health Research and recently completed the largest trial in cirrhosis patients worldwide.
He studied medicine at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals and qualified in 1994. He underwent specialist training in liver disease, gastroenterology and general medicine in London.
He writes the hepatology chapter for the best selling textbook Kumar and Clark's Clinical Medicine, 9th Edition.
Areas of interest
Fibroscan; Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease; Viral Hepatitis; Alcohol Related Chronic Liver Disease; Irritable Bowel Syndrome; autoimmune hepatitis; primary biliary cirrhosis; cirrhosis; dyspepsia; abdominal pain; primary sclerosing cholangitis; deranged liver function tests; gallstones; nausea; vomiting; hepatitis b; Hepatitis C; liver infections; liver failure; liver dysfunction; assessment of liver function
Current NHS consultant posts held
University College Hospital and The Royal Free Hospitals since 2007.
I combine laboratory research with clinical trials to improve patient outcomes and have published ground breaking studies in The New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet and Nature Medicine. My team have been very fortunate to receive substantial funding that has enabled us to perform the largest clinical trial in cirrhosis worldwide that had changed clinical practise.
My lovely family. Fitness and running
UCL Student Choice Teaching Award for Outstanding Researcher Development 2016
Nature Medicine; The Lancet; The New England Journal of Medicine; Journal of Hepatology; Gastroenterology; Hepatology; Proceedings of the National Academy of Science; Trends in Immunology; Intensive Care Medicine; Annals of Surgery; Shock; British Journal of Pharmacology; Journal of Pathology; Oxford Textbook of Intensive Care Medicine.
Courses offered to GPs
I can speak about all aspects of liver disease - in particular "What to do with abnormal liver function tests?”
- MBBS Guy's & St Thomas' Hospitals 1994
- PhD University of London 2005
- BSc Guy's & St Thomas' Hospitals 1991
- Membership of The Royal College of Physicians The Royal College of Physicians (London) 1997
- Fellowship of The Royal College of Physicians The Royal College of Physicians (London) 2016
Reference number 4127620
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Associate Editor of British Medical Journal Open Gastroenterology British Medical Journal 2014
- NICE Diagnostics advisory committee National Institute for Clinical Excellence 2021
Details of entry to specialist register
- Gastroenterology, General Medicine & Hepatology , 2007
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Physicians
- Cleveland Clinic London
- 16:00 - 20:00
- Cleveland Clinic London
- 12:00 - 16:00
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
I can be contacted 24 hours a day via the Cleveland Clinic switchboard 02034237500