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Wayel  Jassem

Wayel Jassem

Consultant Liver Transplant Surgeon - King's College Hospital


Mr Wayel Jassem is a Consultant Surgeon with a specialist interest in liver surgery including living donor liver transplantation and complex hepatic resections.

Dr Jassem qualified as a doctor in 1989 and trained in general surgery at the University of Ancona, Italy. He completed his MD degree in 1996 working on liver damage during cold preservation. He did three years fellowship at the University of Oxford before joining King's College Hospital in 1999 to be trained in liver surgery and liver transplantation. In 2008 he completed a PhD at the University of London and was appointed as a Consultant Surgeon in 2009. Dr Jassem's research interests include ischaemia / reperfusion injury and optimisation of livers prior to transplantation by ischaemic preconditioning or by using machine perfusion prior to transplantation.