Mr Asif Jah works at Cambridge University Hospital as a Consultant Surgeon in Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) and Liver Transplant surgery.
After graduating and obtaining MS in General Surgery from King Georges Medical College, Lucknow, India, he moved to the UK in 1998. He received surgical training at centres in Liverpool and London before gaining specialist training in HPB and Transplant surgery at Cambridge. He was appointed as Consultant Surgeon and Associate Lecturer at Cambridge University in 2008.
Cambridge is one of the oldest and largest multi-organ transplant centres in Europe and one of the busiest tertiary HPB surgery centres in the UK. Mr Jah is the Clinical Director of the Directorate of Transplantation, leading the Departments of HPB Surgery, Transplant Surgery, Hepatology and Nephrology. Besides performing major liver and pancreatic cancer surgery and liver transplants, he has made significant contributions to the specialist service development at Cambridge and expansion of the department of HPB Surgery. He has a major interest in minimally invasive surgery and has contributed heavily to the development of advanced laparoscopic pancreatic and liver resections, highly specialised regional service for management of pancreatitis and day case laparoscopic cholecystectomy service.
Mr Jah has a major interest in specialist surgical training. Having previously served as the Royal College Tutor, he is the deputy Training Program Director (TPD) for higher surgical trainees in East of England. He is an Examiner for specialty FRCS in General Surgery, a member of UK Speciality Advisory Committee (SAC) and has been appointed as national Quality Assurance (QA) lead for general surgical training in the UK. He has pioneered and teaches on several professional courses, published over 60 peer reviewed articles and is involved in several research projects.