Ricky Harminder Bhogal
Mr Bhogal qualified from The University of Leicester in 2002 after completed an intercalated BSc(Hons) 1st class in 2000. He subsequently entered the specialist surgical training rotation in the West Midlands and trained at the internationally renowned Liver Unit, Birmingham in both HPB and liver transplant surgery. During this period he was a Welcome Trust Research Fellow at The University of Birmingham and completed his PhD on liver ischaemia-reperfusion injury in 2011. Following this he held an NIHR clinical lectureship at the Centre for Liver Research, The University of Birmingham, with his research gaining wide recognition with the award of several prestigious awards including, The Syme Medal from The Royal College of Surgeons. Mr Bhogal also held Academy of Medical Sciences funding during this period.
Upon gaining his Certificate of Completion of Training, he undertook a 2-year Senior Fellowship in HPB at the Liver Unit, Birmingham, with an additional focus on surgical oncology and minimal access surgery. He continued his research in parallel during this time gaining peer reviewed funding, and enhanced this surgical training with sabbaticals at world leading institutions such as The University of Heidelberg, Germany and The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA.
Mr Bhogal is now a Consultant at The Royal Marsden and is part of a surgical team focused on performing high volume HPB oncology, with a combination of open and minimal access surgical approaches dealing with the full range and complexity of HPB cases.
He is continuing his research interests at the Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) and National Institute for Health and Care Research Biomedical Research Centre at The Royal Marsden and ICR, where where he is part of the faculty and co-lead of the Upper GI Surgical Oncology Research Group. He has currently published over 80 peer reviewed manuscripts and a number of book chapters. Mr Bhogal also featured in the recent Channel 4 Documentary 'Super Surgeons: A Chance at Life'.