Mr Satyajit Bhattacharya

LVO, MB, MS, MPhil, FRCS
Honorary Reader
Clinical areas of interest

I am a clinical collaborator in numerous laboratory-based studies particularly the localisation of Lipiodol in Hepatocellular carcinomas, inflammatory and immune responses to surgery, and tumour-stroma interactions in pancreatic carcinoma. Clinical areas of interest have been video consultations in tertiary care, surgery for pancreatic tumours (especially NETs) and liver tumours, and tissue banking.

Key Publications
Advantages and limitations of virtual online consultations in a NHS Acute Trust: the VOCAL mixed-methods study. Southampton (UK): NIHR JOURNALS LIBRARY (2018). PMID: 29939519

Expression of polymeric immunoglobulin receptor and stromal activity in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. Pancreatology (2017) 17(2):295-302. PMID: 28173980

Inflammatory and Immune Responses to Surgery and their Clinical Impact. Ann Surg (2016) 264(1):73-80. PMID: 27275778

Health informatics: Virtual online consultations: advantages and limitations (VOCAL) study. BMJ Open (2016) 6:e009388. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-009388

Systemic inflammatory response (SIRS) after major abdominal surgery is predicted by early upregulation of TLR4 and TLR5. Ann Surg (2016) 263(5):1028-37. PMID: 26020106
Major Funding
  • Barts Charity
  • NIHR
Research

I am a catalyst, motivator, facilitator and funder, rather than a principal investigator. I am co-applicant and participant in a large NIHR-funded study (VOCAL) and the local lead for two large multi-centre trials (New EPOC and LAVA). I have raised research funding in excess of £950,000 through grants and charities (not including the NIHR study that was funded for £ 0.5 million and the two multi-centre trials). I set up the Lewin International Research Fellowships in 2009, named after Mr Donald Lewin, OBE, a principal contributor. I continue to facilitate this process as Medical Director at the London Clinic. I also seed-funded two Nurse Specialist posts at Barts Health; those have now been made substantive.

My early research aimed at an MPhil focused on the localisation of Lipiodol in Hepatocellular carcinomas. Recent publications have been on inflammatory and immune responses to surgery, and tumour-stroma interactions in pancreatic carcinoma. My clinical areas of current interest include online video consultations, surgery for pancreatic tumours (especially NETs) and liver tumours, and tissue banking.

Major Funding
  • Barts Charity
  • NIHR
Biography
Satyajit Bhattacharya qualified as a doctor in Mumbai and completed his surgical training in London. He specialises in surgery of the liver and pancreas (Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary or HPB surgery). He was appointed Consultant Surgeon in 1999 at Barts Health NHS Trust, a post he held for 22 years. He has been Medical Director of The London Clinic (an independent hospital) since 2017 and practises there as a HPB surgeon. He is the Serjeant Surgeon to the Royal Household. He is an Examiner for the Intercollegiate FRCS examinations. Satyajit has raised close to £1 million over the years for cancer research. He has 75 research papers and book chapters to his name and is an Honorary Reader at Barts Cancer Institute.