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Ajit Abraham

Ajit Abraham

Group director of inclusion, Barts Health NHS Trust

Ajit is a consultant hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) and trauma surgeon and has a passion to create an inclusive, safe and compassionate environment.

He was born in Kumasi, Ghana, schooled in Manchester, and trained as a general surgeon in Pune, India. He returned to the UK in 1993 and trained in hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) surgery and liver transplantation in London, mainly at the Royal Free and The Royal London Hospitals.

He also has an MA in Medical Ethics & Law from Keele University, UK, 2004. His other areas of interest are clinical leadership, quality improvement and patient safety and he was Health Foundation QI Fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and Harvard from 2011-12.  

During a surgical sabbatical in 2018-19, he re-established and led the HPB surgical service at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore, delivering open and minimally invasive hepato-biliary and pancreatic surgical care to the local population. 

He has published widely in peer-reviewed journals in the fields of HPB & general surgery and contributed to chapters in major medical and surgical textbooks. He has been involved in teaching and training at all levels including for the MBBS, the intercollegiate FRCS, and RCS courses.

Ajit enjoys the piano, cooking, and cryptic crosswords and also plays golf badly!  He also has a longstanding ‘Hatha Vinyasa’ Yoga and ‘Vipassana’ meditation practice.