Mr Arjun Shankar

Consultant Surgeon and Divisional Clinical Director of GI Services University College Hospitals NHS Trust, The Princess Grace Hospital and The Harley Street Clinic.

Arjun Shankar qualified in 1990 at University College and Middlesex Hospitals Medical School. He gained Higher Surgical Training – North East Thames training scheme with a secondment to the Hammersmith Hospital. He trained in Upper Gastrointestinal and Hepato-Pancreatico-biliary Surgery. He worked for the renowned surgeons Mr RCG Russell, Prof RCN Williamson and Prof I Taylor.

His research for MD – ‘The Development of colorectal liver metastases’ at University College London was awarded in 1999 and he conducts ongoing research into the genetics of acute and chronic pancreatitis and duodenal polyposis in FAP.

His current clinical interests include the following:

  • Hernia surgery particularly for recurrent and complex abdominal wall reconstruction with incisional hernias.
  • Pancreatic surgery – particularly acute and chronic pancreatitis and duodenal polyposis.
  • Abdominal sarcoma surgery- where he leads the UCH abdominal sarcoma service.

Mr Arjun Shankar runs the UCLH hernia clinic within the NHS and is also working to develop his practice at the Princess Grace Hospital in conjunction with his colleagues. Mr Shankar has drawn together a leading team of consultants from various disciplines ranging from general/hernia surgeons through to plastic/reconstructive surgeons.