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.



Goiana-da-Silva F, Cruz-e-Silva D, Bartlett O, et al., The ethics of taxing sugar-sweetened beverages to improve public health, Frontiers in Public Health, Section Public Health Policy

Goiana-da-Silva F, Severo M, Cruz-E-Silva D, et al., Projected impact of the Portuguese sugar-sweetened beverages tax on obesity incidence across different age groups: a modelling study, Plos Medicine, ISSN:1549-1277

Yeung KTD, Penney N, Ashrafian L, et al., 2020, Does sleeve gastrectomy expose the distal esophagus to severe reflux?: A systematic review and meta-analysis, Annals of Surgery, Vol:271, ISSN:0003-4932, Pages:257-265

Ashrafian H, Goodman J, 2020, The promising connection between data science and evolutionary theory in oncology, Frontiers in Oncology, Vol:9, ISSN:2234-943X


Ruban A, Liu Z, Glaysher M, et al., 2020, One year of duodenal-jejunal bypass liner therapy (Endobarrier (R)) leads to perturbations in the metabolic profile of urine, plasma and stool of obese diabetic patients., 11th Annual Scientific Meeting of the British-Obesity-and-Metabolic-Surgery-Society (BOMSS), SPRINGER, Pages:S10-S10, ISSN:0960-8923

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