Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Birmingham)

HPB Fellowship



Fellowship location

Fellowship Centre Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham
Fellowship Country England
Centre Town/City Birmingham


Fellowship faculty

Fellowship Director Mr. Ravi Marudanayagam
Contact Number 01213714662
Faculty Email ravi.marudanayagam@uhb.nhs.uk


Fellowship details

Speciality focus HPB surgery, multi-organ retrieval and liver transplantation
Duration 1-2 years
Salary Yes
On-call Yes
Next available Usually October each year. Advertised via NHS jobs website


Fellowship history

Programme began 2015
Previous fellows 10
Current fellows 5
Operative experience


Fellowship contents

Oesophageal resection No
Gastric resection No
Liver resection Yes – the unit performs 280 procedures per year
Liver transplant Yes – the unit performs 250 procedures per year
Pancreas resection Yes – the unit performs 140 procedures per year
Bariatric surgery No
Research opportunities Yes (clinical and basic science)


Additional information

The job involves leading the multi-organ retrieval team, operating on HPB cases, covering out of hours liver transplantation, attending HPB MDTs, benign and cancer outpatient clinics, transplant assessment clinics, transplant listing meetings and supervising the audit/ research group meetings. It is an extremely busy unit performing advanced HPB surgeries including resections for hilar cholangiocarcinoma, ALPPS procedure, ex-situ liver resections, pancreatic resections with concurrent vein resections and advanced laparoscopic HPB surgeries. The transplant programme gives a wide exposure to transplantations from DCD and DBD donors, living related donors, auxiliary transplants and transplantation following machine perfusion.