Professor Nigel Heaton is a Consultant HPB Surgeon with a specialist interest in split, auxiliary and living related liver transplantation, non-heart beating liver donation along with hepato-biliary surgery and in particular the resection of cholangiocarcionomas.
Research interests include metabonomic studies of bile and liver function, ischaemia reperfusion injury after liver transplantation, hepatocellular carcinoma bone marrow micrometastases and islet cell transplantation. Professor Heaton qualified as a doctor from King’s College Hospital in 1978 and spent seven months working at St James’ Hospital, Balham in 1980. After training as a general surgeon with an interest in adult and paediatric liver disease he became involved in the liver transplant programme and was appointed Consultant Surgeon at King’s College Hospital NHS Trust in 1993. Professor Heaton has published over 200 papers on subjects relating to liver transplantation and surgery. He was awarded a personal chair in Liver Transplantation Surgery in 2005 by King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.