Mr Ajit T Abraham

Ajit Thomas Abraham

General surgery 04491323

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  • Hepatobiliary


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About me

Ajit ABRAHAM MBBS, MS, MA(Medical Ethics & Law) FRCS, FRCS(General Surgery) was born in Kumasi, Ghana, schooled in Manchester and Pune, and trained as a doctor, and a general surgeon at the Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Medical College and Sassoon Hospitals in Pune, India. He returned to the UK in 1993 and trained further in hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) surgery and liver transplantation in London, mainly at the Royal Free and the Royal London Hospitals.

Ajit has been a Consultant General, Trauma & HPB Surgeon at the Royal London Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust, one of the largest acute NHS providers in the UK, since 2005.
He is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Queen Mary University London and the Trust Undergraduate Dean since August 2020.

His specialist HPB interests include surgical management of benign and malignant diseases of the liver, gall bladder and bile duct, and pancreas, complex gallstone disease, and acute and chronic pancreatitis. He has significant expertise in related open, laparoscopic and robotic HPB surgical techniques.
He has over two decades of experience of elective and emergency general surgery, including open and minimally invasive approaches to various general surgical conditions such as groin and incisional hernias and the acute surgical abdomen.
He also has considerable trauma surgical expertise in managing chest, abdomen and pelvic injuries at the Royal London, the first dedicated major trauma centre in the UK.
He has published widely in peer-reviewed journals in the fields of HPB & general surgery and contributed chapters in major medical and surgical textbooks and been involved in surgical teaching and training at all levels.
His other areas of interest include leadership development, quality improvement, patient safety, and inclusion and equity.

Ajit has an MA in Medical Ethics & Law from Keele University, UK, 2000. His thesis dealt primarily with philosophical conceptions of justice as they relate to fairness in the provision of equitable health care.

He led the implementation of the WHO checklist at Barts Health in 2008-2009
In 2011-2012, he was awarded a Health Foundation QI Fellowship at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and the Harvard School of Public Health. On his return, he helped establish the Barts Health #WeImprove QI system in conjunction with the IHI.

At Barts Health, he was the Clinical Director for Surgery 2010-11, Associate Medical Director for Improvement, Innovation, 2013-14, Executive Group Director for the Surgery & Cancer Clinical Academic Group, 2014-2016. Chair of the Boards of Surgery & Cancer 2017-18, and Barts Health Deputy Chief Medical Officer 2016 -2018.

As Barts Health Director of Mindfulness from 2016-2018 was responsible for developing a free Barts Health 8-week Mindfulness Training programme for staff. He is also a qualified Breathworks Resilience and Mindfulness Trainer.

On a surgical sabbatical from 2018 -19, he re-established and led the HPB surgical service at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore providing minimally invasive hepato-biliary and pancreatic surgical care to the local population and delivering significant, measurable improvements in clinical outcomes and patient experience.

He is the Honorary Principal of Staff College for Leadership in Healthcare and is a Trustee for this independent charity that supports leadership development.
He has had a ‘Hatha Vinyasa’ Yoga and ‘Vipassana’ meditation practice for over three decades and enjoys playing the piano, cooking, cryptic crosswords and golf.

Areas of interest

Gallstones; Complex gallstone disease; Biliary colic; Cholecystitis; Pancreatic cancer; Liver cancer; Gallbladder cancer; Bile duct cancer; Colorectal cancer liver metastases; Acute pancreatitis; Chronic pancreatitis; Hernias; Liver surgery; Whipples procedure; Laparoscopic surgery; Robotic Surgery; Hernia surgery; 18 yrs and above;

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