Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Clinical Senior Lecturer in Upper Gastrointestinal



+44 (0)20 3312 7640k.moorthy




Academic Surgical Unit 10th FlooQueen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Wing (QEQM)St Mary's Campus





Krishna Moorthy (MS MD FRCS) is a senior lecturer and honorary consultant surgeon. His areas of clinical expertise are oesophago-gastric and abdominal wall surgery. His research focus is on systems safety and quality improvement in surgery. He was on the WHO working group for the development of the WHO surgical safety checklist. He has led the development of a novel prehabilitation programme, PREPARE for surgery. This programme has won numerous awards including the BMJ Surgical team of the year 2017.

His research interests include the study of information transfer in surgery; multi-disciplinary handover; safety and teamwork in the operating theatre and safety and quality of care of patients undergoing elective and emergency surgery.

He has also published widely on surgical education, principally the role of simulations in surgical training. Having previously been the director of the Masters in Surgical Technology, we now contributes to the Masters in Surgical Innovation by leading on the oesophageal-gastric modules.



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