Dr Douglas Thorburn

Consultant Hepatologist Clinical Director for Liver Transplantation, HPB, Hepatology, Endoscopy & Gastroenterology

MB ChB MD FRCP (Glasgow & London)

I have been a consultant hepatologist since 2003 (initially in the liver unit in Birmingham) and based at the Royal Free since 2007. My clinical and academic interests are in biliary endoscopy, autoimmune and cholestatic liver diseases and liver transplantation.

As clinical director for the liver transplant, hepatobiliary and pancreatic service, hepatology, endoscopy and gastroenterology services at the Royal Free Foundation Trust, I have a particular interest in improving clinical outcomes for patients with liver disease, developing networked specialist clinical services and improving patient and staff experience.

When not working I highly value time spent with my young family.

Special interests:

Hepatology, liver transplantation, therapeutic biliary endoscopy and endoscopic ultrasound, therapeutic endoscopy

Procedures offered:

ERCP, EUS, Upper GI endoscopy, Liver biopsy, TIPSS, Liver Transplantation

Research interests:

Autoimmune and Cholestatic Liver diseases, biliary endoscopy and Liver Transplantation



MB ChB MD FRCP (Glasgow & London)

Year qualified:


Country of qualification:

United Kingdom

Registration & Memberships

Registration and licensing

Full GMC 3453704

Memberships and associations

  • BASL
  • EASL
  • BSG
  • ASGE

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