Mr Deepak Hariharan
MBBS, MD (Research), FRCS
Consultant General and Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary (HPB) Surgeon
NHS: The Royal London Hospital
Private Practice: The Harley Street Clinic, London Digestive Centre at Princess Grace Hospital
- Gallstone disease
- Primary Cancers of the Liver
- Colorectal Liver Metastases and other Secondaries to Liver
- Gallbladder and Bile duct cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Solid and cystic tumours of Pancreas
- Laparoscopic Surgery
- Abdominal wall Hernias / Groin hernias
Mr Deepak sees patients privately at The Harley Street Clinic and The Princess Grace Hospital in Marylebone, both part of the HCA Group of hospitals. He remains active within the NHS and practices as a Consultant in HPB and General Surgery at the Royal London Hospital, part of Barts Health NHS Trust, one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country. Here, Deepak leads the weekly HPB Liver MDT and is Clinical Lead for HPB Services for the Barts Health NHS Trust and leads on HPB cancer – Diagnosis and Treatment for North East London Cancer Alliance.
His specialist interest includes treating all benign and malignant conditions affecting the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts and pancreas. He performs over 100 liver, pancreas and gallbladder resections each year.
He also has wider General Surgery Experience, both open and laparoscopic. He routinely undertakes laparotomies for control of sepsis and haemorrhage, bowel resections and abdominal wall hernia repair in both emergency and elective settings.
His clinical research interest has been to facilitate early diagnosis and treatment in HPB cancers. He investigated potential diagnostic biomarkers in urine for pancreatic cancer. His seminal paper established urinary proteomics as a strategy for the investigation of biomarkers for pancreas cancer. In September 2019, Pancreas Cancer Research Fund funded a £1.6M clinical study that would validate the accuracy and reliability of a urine test in detecting pancreatic cancer at an early stage.
He has multiple peer-reviewed publications in HPB and General Surgery and is a tutor and mentor to undergraduate, post-graduate trainees and nurses.
He is driven by quality improvement in surgery and is instrumental in setting up the Hot Cholecystectomy Pathway. This facilitates immediate/early gallbladder surgery for suitable cases presenting as an emergency with symptomatic gallstones. He helped establish an enhanced recovery programme after HPB cancer surgery to advance postoperative care.
He is motivated and focused on developing high-performing surgical teams to improve the quality of surgical care and enhance the patient experience.
Mr Deepak Hariharan was born in Bangalore, India and pursued undergraduate medical studies to qualify in 2001 from the Government Stanley Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, India.
He moved to the United Kingdom in 2002 to pursue postgraduate surgical training. He was awarded MD (Research) degree in 2008 following the completion of thesis looking for biomarkers of pancreas cancer in urine using proteomic strategies from the Queen Mary University of London.
He undertook Specialty General and HPB surgery training in the East Midlands at Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK. He completed the FRCS exit examination in 2014 and was awarded Certificate of Completion of Training in 2016. He undertook subspecialty HPB surgery fellowships at HPB units at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, UK, Royal London Hospital, London, UK and Verona, Italy a dedicated and renowned Pancreas Cancer Centre.
He has been working as Consultant General and HPB Surgeon at the Royal London Hospital, London, the UK since 2018.