Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Clinical Senior Lecturer in Hepato-Biliary Surgery



+44 (0)20 3313 3941d.spalding




Hammersmith HospitalHammersmith Campus






Clinical Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery. Has a clinical interest in HPB Surgery with a specific focus on minimally invasive techniques, the use of radiofrequency energy as a resection tool, cholangiocarcinomas and neuroendocrine tumours.



  • BSc in Biochemistry, University of Southampton, 1985
  • MB ChB, University of Birmingham, 1989
  • FRCS (Eng), 1993
  • FRCS (Gen Surg), 2002
  • MD, University of London, 2006

 Research Interests

  • Molecular pathogenesis of cholangiocarcinomas to identify novel therapeutic targets.
  • Early detection of cholangiocarcinomas using novel biomarkers
  • Synthesis of novel molecular conjugates comprising chemotherapeutic agents and transporter molecules for targeted delivery to cholangiocarcinomas.
  • Stellate cancer-associated fibroblasts contribution to chemoresistance of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • International Hepatopancreatobiliary Association
  • Royal Society of Medicine
  • British Medical Association

 Teaching Activities

Undergraduate Teaching

  • Module leader BSc in Surgery and Anaesthesia (Module 1: Regeneration, repair and cancer control).
  • BSc in Gastroenterology and Hepatology

  Postgraduate Teaching

  • MSc in Surgical Science
  • MSc in Surgical Technology

 Invited Teaching

  • Whipps Cross Higher Surgery Course

  Postgraduate Supervision

  • Supervising 2 PhD, 2 MSc and 1 MRes Projects  

 Editorial Boards  

  • Sub-editor of the Journal of HPB Surgery 



Alghazawi LOK, Entwistle OH, Fehervari M, et al., 2022, Unusual cause of intraoperative haemorrhage: a lesson for patient counselling, Bmj Case Reports, Vol:15

Fehervari M, Das B, Soleimani-Nouri P, et al., 2022, Can surgical skills be taught using technological advances online? A comparative study of online and face-to-face surgical skills training, Surgical Endoscopy and Other Interventional Techniques, Vol:36, ISSN:0930-2794, Pages:4631-4637

Kilic Y, Graham A, Tait NP, et al., 2022, Percutaneous biliary stone clearance: is there still a need? A 10-year single-centre experience, Clinical Radiology, Vol:77, ISSN:0009-9260, Pages:130-135

Tabiri S, Kamarajah SK, Nepogodiev D, et al., 2022, Impact of Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) vaccination on postoperative mortality in patients with perioperative SARS-CoV-2 infection, Bjs Open, Vol:5, ISSN:2474-9842

McKay SC, Pathak S, Wilkin RJW, et al., 2021, Impact of SARS-CoV-2 pandemic on pancreatic cancer services and treatment pathways: United Kingdom experience, Hpb, Vol:23, ISSN:1365-182X, Pages:1656-1665

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