Transplant Lead

Richard Laing

The University of Manchester, graduating in 2008. My medical career began at University Hospital of North Staffordshire and my first job in Gastroenterology and Hepatology developed my interest in Liver Disease.

Having wanted to do Orthopaedics for most of my life(!), a rotation through Upper GI surgery changed that and I knew then that I wanted to work towards a career in HPB. After securing my national training number in General Surgery in The West Midlands, I went on to apply for a Research Fellow position at University Hospitals Birmingham and The University of Birmingham.

After coming out of programme during my ST4 year, I worked on the retrieval rota for 2 ½ years whilst carrying out research into normothermic machine liver perfusion. I became a Wellcome Trust Research Fellow in 2016 and set up VITTAL, a clinical trial, which I then ran until its completion in February 2018. My research period provided many exciting opportunities and only strengthened my interest for HPB and Liver Transplant Surgery. Now back in programme, I am doing ST5 at Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and I live in Shropshire with my wife Susan and my two children William and Beatrix.