Prof Pollok trained at the University Medical School in Bonn, Germany and St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School, Imperial College London and graduated in 1992. He received his MD from the University of Bonn, his MSc from the University of Hamburg, Germany and his PhD from Semmelweis University Budapest, Hungary. He spent two years as a research fellow at Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School.

He received surgical training at the University Medical Centre in Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany and became fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow in 2017. He specialized in hepatobiliary (HPB) and transplantation surgery. He joined the Royal Free London Foundation Trust as consultant HPB and liver transplant surgeon in 2016 and is the clinical Lead for this service. In 2018 he became a professor of surgery.

Professor Pollok’s main clinical interests are in complex liver and biliary tree cancer, benign surgery and liver transplantation.




Professor Pollok’s clinical research interest is mainly in liver transplantation. His experimental research addresses questions around tissue engineering and regenerative medicine with special interest in liver.