Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Scientific Advisor



+44 (0)20 3312 7651h.ashrafian




1089Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Wing (QEQM)St Mary's Campus





Hutan Ashrafian is a Clinical Lecturer in Surgery. His research objectives are to develop innovative and technological strategies to resolve the global healthcare burden of obesity, metabolic syndrome, obesity-related cardiorespiratory disease, musculoskeletal dysfunction and cancer.

His work encompasses clinical and mechanistic studies of metabolic bariatric surgery, complex biostatistical models, networks and evidence synthesis to guide policy decisions, computational physiology and systems medicine, novel health technology assessment and diagnostic accuracy of biomarkers, robotics and artificial intelligence agents in healthcare, ancient history analytics, academic impact & leadership metrics and regenerative strategies including sports-based and bio-inspired bionic therapies.



Alkandari A, Ashrafian H, Sathyapalan T, et al., 2018, Improved physiology and metabolic flux after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass is associated with temporal changes in the circulating microRNAome: a longitudinal study in humans., Bmc Obes, Vol:5, ISSN:2052-9538

Ashrafian H, Monnich M, Braby TS, et al., 2018, Intragastric balloon outcomes in super-obesity: a 16-year city center hospital series., Surg Obes Relat Dis

Patel N, Mohanaruban A, Ashrafian H, et al., 2018, EndoBarrier (R): a Safe and Effective Novel Treatment for Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes?, Obesity Surgery, Vol:28, ISSN:0960-8923, Pages:1980-1989


Protopapas AD, Ashrafian H, Athanasiou T, Dura censor sed censor: A reviewer’s ongoing audit of 11 years in the journals of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery, Frontiers - simulation for training in cardiothoracic surgery

Protopapas AD, Ashrafian H, Athanasiou T, Tumour thrombi in the cavae, Charing Cross Symposium 2016

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