HPB Surgery Section Visitors

Professor Stephen Wigmore

Edinburgh, UK

Steve Wigmore is an HPB and transplant surgeon who trained at King’s College Hospital School of Medicine in London graduating with BSc first class honours in immunology and MBBS with distinction. He worked in London for a couple of years before moving to  Edinburgh to work with Sir David Carter and Professor James Garden. He undertook his basic and higher surgical training in Edinburgh. His thesis on hepatic acute phase protein expression in  cancer was followed by a visiting post doctoral scholarship at the University of California San  Francisco, as a Yamagiwa Yoshida fellow of the UICC. On his return he was awarded an Advanced  Fellowship by the Wellcome Trust and was appointed Senior Lecturer in Clinical Surgery and Honorary Consultant in HPB and Transplant Surgery. In 2005 he was appointed Professor of Transplantation Surgery at the Liver Unit in Birmingham University. He returned to Edinburgh in 2007 as the Chair of Transplantation Surgery. He is currently the acting Head of Department of Clinical Surgery at the University of Edinburgh. He is the Surgeon to the Queen in Scotland and is the Chair of the Research Committee of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He is the  interim Editor in Chief of the journal HPB the official journal of the IHPBA. He is the Honorary  Secretary of the James IV Association of Surgeons for the British Isles and Rest of the World Section. He is President of the British Transplantation Society.

Associate Professor Fabian Johnston

Baltimore, USA

Fabian M. Johnston, M.D., M.H.S. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University where is also serves as the Director of the  Peritoneal Surface Malignancy Program and Associate Program Director of the Complex General  Surgical Oncology Program. Dr Johnston received his undergraduate degree from the State University  of New York at Stony Brook and medical degree from The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. He completed residences between the Louisiana State University School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis. He completed his Complex General Surgical Oncology fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University. Here he also earned a Masters in Health Sciences at the Bloomberg School of Public Health and a certificate in Patient Safety and Quality through the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality. Dr Johnston’s research interest include utilization of highly innovative and novel strategies for the implementation of patient-centered models of care to improve utilization of palliative care amongst patients with advanced gastrointestinal malignancies. Through this he hopes to advance effective palliative care to lessen suffering in vulnerable oncology patients and families, while simultaneously leading improvement of health care quality, costs, experiences and outcomes (In association with the Section of Academic Surgery).