Dr Thorburn has been a consultant hepatologist since 2003 (initially in the liver unit in Birmingham) and based at the Royal Free London since 2007. His clinical and academic interests are in biliary endoscopy, autoimmune and cholestatic liver diseases and liver transplantation.

As clinical director for the liver transplant, hepatobiliary and pancreatic service, hepatology, endoscopy and gastroenterology services at the Royal Free London, Dr Thorburn has a particular interest in improving clinical outcomes for patients with liver disease, developing networked specialist clinical services and improving patient and staff experience.

When not working, he highly values time spent with his young family.



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Dr Thorburn's research interests are in autoimmune and cholestatic liver diseases, and biliary endoscopy and liver transplantation.