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Mr Charles Imber

MD, FRCS, MbBchir, Bsc, Hons
Consultant Hepatobiliary Surgeon & Liver Transplant Surgeon

Digestive Disease and Surgery Institute

Sees patients at Cleveland Clinic London Hospital , Portland Place Outpatient Centre , Cleveland Clinic Moorgate Outpatient Centre

Speaks English

Clinical Interests

  • Appendicitis
  • Benign Hepatobiliary Disease
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bile Duct Injury
  • Bile Duct Stones
  • Biliary Disease
  • Biliary Strictures
  • Fatty Liver Disease
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumour (GIST)
  • Haemangioma
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Neoplasm (IPMN)
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Cirrhosis
  • Liver Cysts
  • Liver Disease
  • Liver Haemangioma
  • Liver Tumours
  • Pancreas Disease
  • Pancreas Tumours
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cysts
  • Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumours
  • Pancreatitis
  • Primary Biliary Cholangitis


  • Hernia Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery
  • Laparoscopy
  • Liver Cancer Surgery
  • Open Hernia Surgery
  • Pancreatic Cancer Surgery
  • Pancreatic Necrosectomy
  • Port-a-Cath Placement
  • Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
  • Transarterial Chemoembolisation (TACE)
  • Ultrasound
  • Whipple Procedure

Biography & Education

About Mr Charles Imber

Mr Charles Imber is currently a leading London Teaching Hospital HPB Consultant as well as a member of the Liver Transplantation team at The Royal Free Hospital London. He completed his medical degree at Cambridge University, where he also received an honours degree in Oncology and Immunology. He was awarded his higher research thesis MD from Oxford University looking at aspects of liver preservation for transplantation. Mr Imber is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Mr Imber has special interests in complex abdominal wall Hernia surgery, all aspects of benign and malignant Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Liver Transplantation, Laparoscopic and robotic Surgery and Emergency Surgery. Mr Imber was awarded a HCA Travelling Fellowship in 2012, the Presentation Travel Award from the International Liver Transplant Society (2006), the Medawar Prize Session from the British Transplant Society (2003), and the Hanson Research Fellow and Scholarship from Oxford University (1999). He has over 80 peer reviewed publications in journals including Lancet, Liver Transplantation and HPB Surgery, as well as having written 3 book chapters. He has an extensive private practice attracting patients from both within the U.K. and also worldwide. He performed the first robotic liver resection and the first robotic pancreatic resections in the U.K. with successful outcomes and is a pioneer in this form of minimally invasive complex abdominal surgery.

Research & Publications

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Professional Memberships

Royal College Surgeons, British Transplant Society, International Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Society, European and African Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Society,18 Week Support

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NHS Base

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust

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