Hemant Kocher

I am a surgeon-scientist. My clinical research interests include tissue banking, clinical trials, innovative surgical techniques, epidemiology, meta-analysis and patient care pathways.

My translational research interests include pancreatic cancer stroma and tumour-stroma cross-talk including cell signalling, adhesion, metastasis, invasion leading to innovative therapies and novel biomarkers.

I joined the Barts Cancer Institute in February 2005 as a Senior Clinical Lecturer, having been awarded a National Clinician Scientist Fellowship by the National Institute of Health Research (UK). I completed my MD (Res) at King’s College London under the supervision of Prof. Bruce M Hendry and Prof. Irving S Benjamin in 2003 and completed my specialist clinical training in hepato-biliary-pancreatic surgery under Prof. Nigel Heaton and Prof Mohammed Rela in 2005.

I qualified with numerous distinctions, awards and scholarships from University of Mumbai in 1993 and finished my surgical training in Mumbai (KEM Hospital) in 1996, leading to an award of MS (General Surgery) based on my work in “Immunomodulation in obstructive jaundice with Tinospora Cordifolia” (Best Thesis Award).