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HPB Cancer MDT staff

HPB surgery

Professor Peter Friend MA, MB, BChir, FRCS, MD

Professor Peter Friend




Peter Friend obtained a BA and his medical degree (MB BChir) from Cambridge University (Magdalene College) in 1978.

He moved to Oxford in 2000 after being appointed Professor of Transplantation, Nuffield Department of Surgery, University of Oxford and Honorary Consultant Surgeon, Oxford University Hospitals. He is Clinical Director of Renal, Transplant and Urology, and Director of the Oxford Transplant Centre.

Peter Friend's clinical commitments are shared between hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery and organ transplantation (kidney, pancreas, and intestine).

Mr Zahir Soonawalla FRCS (Gen Surg), MS (Gen Surg), DNB (Gen Surg)

Mr Zahir Soonawalla




Zahir Soonawalla was appointed as Consultant Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgeon at Oxford in 2005. He trained in in London, Birmingham and Cardiff, and completed his Certificate of Specialist Training in HPB Surgery in 2003.

Mr Soonawalla is the clinical lead for the HPB service and chairs the pancreatic and liver cancer multidisciplinary teams. He is also the lead for Clinical Governance in the Surgery Directorate in the Trust, where his role is to ensure safe clinical practice.

Mr Michael A Silva MBBS, MS,MD, FRCS (Gen Surg), FRCS Ed

Mr Michael Silva




Michael A Silva was appointed as Consultant Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgeon at Oxford University Hospitals in 2009. He obtained his first degree in medicine and surgery and later the degree; Master of Surgery from the University of Colombo. He was granted fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2001 and obtained his higher degree (MD) from the University of Birmingham in 2007 in the study of ischemia reperfusion injury of the liver during surgery.

His Higher Surgical Training was in the West Midlands Deanery and he trained extensively in Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery along with Liver Transplantation at the Liver Unit, University Hospital Birmingham. Mr Silva was awarded the Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training in 2009.

Mr Srikanth Reddy MBBS FRCS (Gen Surg) PhD

Srikanth Reddy was appointed as Consultant Hepatopancreaticobiliary and Transplant Surgeon at Oxford in 2010. He trained in Oxford and Birmingham in General, Hepatopancreaticobiliary and Transplant Surgery.

He did three years of research in Oxford and obtained a PhD in normothermic perfusion for organ preservation in liver transplantation. He is lead for Clinical Governance in the Transplant Division, where his role is to ensure safe clinical practice. His research interests include strategies to reduce ischaemia reperfusion injury in liver, pancreas and kidneys.


The Oxford Cancer Centre hepatobiliary and pancreatic oncology team includes the following Consultant Oncologists.

  • Dr Kinnari Patel
    Medical Oncologist
  • Professor Ramon Andrade De Mello
    Medical Oncologist
  • Professor Thomas Brunner
    Academic Clinical Oncologist
  • Dr Claire Hobbs
    Clinical Oncologist
  • Dr Nicola Warner
    Clinical Oncologist

The hepatobiliary and pancreatic oncology team treat patients with pancreatic cancer, bile duct cancer, duodenal cancer and hepatocellular cancer, using predominantly chemotherapy. For inoperable pancreatic cancer Dr Claire Hobbs and Dr Nicola Warner specialise in the use of chemoradiation. The oncology team are committed to ensuring clinical trials are available for our patients and run mainly NCRN Phase III clinical trials.

Dr Kinnari Patel treats patients within the Oxford/Banbury area, Dr Claire Hobbs treats patients from Swindon area and Dr Nicola Warner treats patients from Stoke Mandeville and High Wycombe area.

Professor Thomas Brunner is an academic with a research interest in radiation biology and assessing new agents for the treatment of pancreatic cancer in combination with radiotherapy. Professor Brunner's work is aimed at bringing new agents into clinical practice by running 'early' phase trials; he works closely with the other members of the team.

Professor Ramon Andrade De Mello MD FACP PhD

Professor Ramon De Mello

Professor Ramon Andrade De Mello is a Senior Consultant Medical Oncologist/Professor with experience in the screening, diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients, especially breast and gastrointestinal cancers. Since 2020, he has been permanent professor of the Postgraduate Programme in Medicine at Universidade Nove de Julho (UNINOVE), São Paulo, Brazil, developing translational research in the area of biomarkers in oncology and pharmacoeconomics. He is leader of the discipline of medical oncology at UNINOVE, where he can exchange experience and contribute to the training of several postgraduate students, in addition to being an effective member of the ethics committee of this university.

He graduated in Medicine from the Federal University of Ceará, in Fortaleza. He completed the CCT equivalent training in Medical Oncology at the Instituto Português de Oncologia do Porto, Portugal, where he had the opportunity to acquire solid experience in different types of malignant tumors, in addition to experience in autologous and heterologous transplantation.

He has clinical skills in prescribing and handling oncological therapies (chemotherapy, immunotherapy and targeted therapies) and clinical management of cancer patients and their complications. He completed a PhD in Oncology at the University of Porto, Portugal, and a ESMO supported Clinical Fellowship Visit at the Royal Marsden Hospital, London, UK, where he learned the principles of translational research and had the opportunity to increase his experience in more than 40 clinical trials sponsored by the pharmaceutical industry. He has more than 200 scientific publications in indexed journals, conference proceedings, chapters and books, as well as participating in the editorial board of several international reputed scientific journals, where he consolidates a vast academic experience.


Dr Jane Collier

Dr Jane Collier




Dr Jane Collier qualified in medicine from the University of Bristol in 1986. She trained in hepatology in Newcastle, Toronto and Cambridge with an MD from Newcastle in hepatocellular carcinoma.

Dr Collier has been a consultant hepatologist at the John Radcliffe Hospital since 1999, and runs the hepatology service with Dr Chapman, including the viral hepatitis treatment service and joint liver transplant clinics.

She manages jaundiced patients with biliary disease and performs ERCPs.

Dr Barbara Braden MD PhD FEBG

Dr Barbara Braden




Barbara Braden is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at the John Radcliffe Hospital.

She obtained her medical degree from the University of Cologne, Germany and undertook postgraduate training at the University Hospital in Frankfurt, Germany, where she took up a consultant post in Gastroenterology in 2000 and worked as Clinical Lead of the Endoscopy Unit. In 2000, she was awarded a PhD for her research in gastrointestinal and hepatopancreatic function tests.

She joined the Gastroenterology team in Oxford and was appointed Consultant Gastroenterologist in 2008. Dr Braden provides the Endoscopic Ultrasound service together with Dr Jane Phillips-Hughes.

Her clinical interests are therapeutic endoscopy, especially endoscopic resection techniques for treatment of early tumours, diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic ultrasound and ERCP.

Her research interests are focused on new endoscopic and endoscopic ultrasound guided treatment methods.

Dr Tony Ellis MB BS (Lond) FRCP

Dr Tony Ellis




Dr Ellis was appointed to the Trust as a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist in 1998. He trained at St Thomas' Hospital, London, and undertook his postgraduate training at the Institute of Liver Studies, Kings College Hospital.

His research interests included the management of patients with acute liver failure, liver transplantation and the ITU support of critically ill patients following major hepatobiliary surgery.

Within the department his interests are therapeutic ERCP and the medical management of patients referred to Oxford with complex hepatobiliary disease.

He is the Chairman of the Specialty Advisory Committee for Gastroenterology, the statutory body responsible for higher training in Gastroenterology/Hepatology for the UK.

Dr Adam Bailey MBChB FRACP

Dr Adam Bailey




Dr Bailey is a Consultant Gastroenterologist, appointed by the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust (now Oxford University Hospitals) in 2009.

He graduated from Otago University, New Zealand, in 1999 and completed his training as a gastroenterologist in Sydney, Australia, in 2005. He subsequently completed a fellowship in advanced therapeutic endoscopy in 2006 at Wesmead Hospital, Sydney, as well as a Clinical Fellowship primarily in luminal gastroenterology and inflammatory bowel disease at the John Radcliffe Hospital in 2008.

Dr Bailey covers a broad range of gastroenterology in his NHS practice, with a focus on his special interest areas. His advanced endoscopic skills include biliary endoscopy (ERCP), resection of benign neoplastic lesions throughout the gastrointestinal tract, endoscopic therapy of inflammatory bowel disease, dilatations and stenting. He has an interest in upper gastrointestinal diseases including Barrett's early neoplasia and gastrointestinal bleeding, as well as cholestatic liver disease and pancreatic disease.

Interventional Radiology

Dr Jane Phillips-Hughes

Interventional Radiologist and Endoscopist

Dr Jane Phillips-Hughes




Jane Phillips-Hughes qualified in Medicine from the University of Wales College of Medicine in 1986. She then obtained MRCP before undertaking training in Radiology in Cardiff from 1989 - 1995, obtaining FRCR in 1992.

She specialises in hepatobiliary and gastrointestinal interventional radiology, endoscopic ultrasound and ERCP.

Within the Oxford hepatobiliary and pancreatic cancer multidisciplinary team, her main roles are in endoscopic ultrasound assessment of pancreatico-biliary disease, drainage of pseudo-cysts, percutaneous and endoscopic insertion of stents for biliary obstruction, and angiography and embolisation for vascular complications of hepatobiliary and pancreatic disease.

Dr Mark Anderson BM BCh, BA, FRCS, FRCR

Dr Mark Anderson




Mark Anderson graduated from Oxford Medical School in 1994 and worked in London before completing radiology training at Oxford. He has undertaken the Ratcliffe Fellowship in thermal ablation at University College Hospital, London and a fellowship in oncological imaging in Oxford. He was appointed consultant in 2008 and is the clinical lead for the thermal ablation service.

In addition to his clinical commitments, he has an active research interest in thermal ablation and the use of functional imaging techniques to understand the behaviour of tumours and select appropriate therapies for patients.

Dr Phil Boardman MBChB, MRCP, FRCR

Phil Boardman graduated in Medicine from Leeds University in 1986. He trained in general medicine in Leeds and Bradford before undertaking training in Radiology in Oxford. He underwent subspecialty training in Interventional Radiology in Oxford, Hull and London. Dr Boardman was appointed Consultant Radiologist in Oxford in 1998 having previously held a consultant appointment in Bristol.

Dr Boardman is an Interventional Radiologist and as such uses minimally invasive, image-guided, techniques to treat a number of conditions. He performs a wide range of interventional radiological procedures. He leads the Interventional Radiology team in the development of SIRT and is particularly interested in the application of Interventional Radiology techniques to patients with cancer.

Cross-sectional Radiology

Dr Andrew Slater

Dr Andrew Slater qualified from the University of Birmingham (1996) and has been a consultant at the Trust since 2005.

Dr Helen Bungay

Dr Helen Bungay qualified from Cambridge and Oxford Universities (1990), and has been a consultant at the Trust since 1999.

Dr Margaret Betts

Dr Margaret Betts qualified from the University of Birmingham and has been a consultant at the Trust since 2003.

The cross-sectional radiologists cover both the John Radcliffe and Churchill sites. They are specialists in all relevant radiological modalities, including CT, MRI, ultrasound and fluoroscopy.

They perform interventional procedures, such as biopsies, including liver and pancreatic biopsies, and drainages of fluid collections. The cross-sectional radiologists are experts in assessment of focal liver lesions. They are able to offer specialist procedures, such as secretin stimulated MRCP. They work closely with our gastroenterological, surgical and interventional radiology colleagues.

All three cross-sectional radiologists are members of the European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology and British Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology.


Dr Godman Greywoode MD, DipRCPath, FRCPath

Dr Godman Greywoode




Godman Greywoode is a specialist in gastrointestinal, pancreaticobiliary and gynaecological pathology. He graduated in 1978 from Pecs, Hungary and has been working in Oxford as a consultant since 1990. He has supported teaching and research.

Dr Lai Mun Wang MB, BCh, BaO, BA, MRCP(UK), FRCPath

Lai Mun Wang is a Consultant in Cellular Pathology who obtained her medical degree from Trinity College of Dublin in 1997. She completed her pathology training in Dublin, based mostly in St Vincent's University Hospital where the Center for Colorectal Disease and the Liver Transplant Unit are based.

She took up her consultant position in Oxford in 2009. She is a specialist in gastrointestinal and hepatopancreaticobiliary (HPB) pathology. Her areas of interest include colorectal cancer, neuroendocrine tumours and cytology. She is the lead pathologist for the Oxford Neuroendocine Tumour Centre and the lead cytopathologist for the HPB team.

Dr Caroline Hughes M.B., B.Ch, MMed.Sci, MRCPath, MD, FRCPath

Dr Caroline Hughes was trained as a Histopathologist in St James' Hospital Dublin which is affiliated with Trinity College and began her career as a Trinity College lecturer in Histopathology.

She obtained her first permanent consultant post in the John Radcliffe Hospital in 2005 where she has worked since, apart from one year back in Ireland working in Cork University Hospital (2010-2011). She returned to the John Radcliffe Hospital in April 2011 and currently has a special interest in gastrointestinal pathology.

Clinical Nurse Specialists

Ms Sue Wilner

Ms Sue Wilner




Sue Wilner has been working as a Clinical Nurse Specialist with the Oxford Hepatobiliary Service since September 2008. She trained at the Royal London Hospital where she spent several years working in acute oncology and haematology before going on to complete further cancer nursing studies at St Bartholomew's Hospital and University College Hospital London.

She moved to Oxford in 1994 to join the Cancer Research UK research nurse team, where she was involved in organising and caring for patients undergoing a variety of clinical trials.

Her range of experience includes caring for patients having chemotherapy, radiotherapy, bone marrow transplant, biological therapies and surgery, and she has completed further study in palliative care.

Her current role, as a Clinical Nurse Specialist within the Oxford Hepatobiliary MDT, is to see patients referred for major and complex pancreatic and liver surgery, and those who have a new diagnosis of cancer and may require other non-surgical treatments.

Working together with her colleagues both in Oxford and within the Thames Valley Cancer Network Sue works to continually improve the efficiency and quality of patient care and to help ensure that a comprehensive service is offered to patients along the care pathway.

Mrs Rosie King

Mrs Rosie King




Rosie King qualified as a nurse from University College Hospital, London in 1980. She has gained varied experience in acute areas of surgical and medical nursing including working in Accident and Emergency and has studied Intensive Therapy Nursing, where her main area of interest was in gastrointestinal nursing.

She has worked on the Upper Gastrointestinal Ward at the John Radcliffe Hospital, developing her specialist clinical knowledge and skills nursing patients undergoing oesophagogastric and hepatobiliary surgery.

Rosie King has also gained experience working in pre-admission assessment and as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Enteral Nutrition. She took up her post as a Cinical Nurse Specialist with the oesophagogastric and hepatobiliary teams in 2010 and has also completed a course in Cancer Nursing at Oxford Brookes University.

Mrs Dorothy Robinson

Mrs Dorothy Robinson




Dorothy Robinson is PA to the liver and the hepatobiliary and pancreatic cancer multidisciplinary team. She has worked for the Trust for 23 years first in paediatric neurology followed by Upper GI Surgery and then Hepatobiliary Surgery.

Last reviewed:03 January 2023