Professor Long R Jiao Professor of surgery and chair in hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery
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Professor Long R Jiao is a professor of surgery who is the chair and a consultant surgeon in hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery at Hammersmith Hospital and Imperial College London, having studied medicine at the Royal London Hospital Medical College and trained at the former Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Guy's and St Thomas' and King's College hospitals. He is the lead surgeon for hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery. He has set up a minimum invasive unit at Hammersmith Hospital for hepatopancreaticobiliary diseases, performing a large number of cases laparoscopically including the Whipple's procedure. Professor Jiao is one of the regional programme directors for surgical training and an intercollegiate examiner for both MRCS and FRCS for the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of England, Edinburgh, Ireland and Glasgow.
Hepatobiliary and pancreatic surgery, liver and pancreatic cancer, gall bladder and biliary diseases and cancer, laparoscopic pancreatic, liver and gall bladder surgery, acute and chronic pancreatitis, complex caval tumours involving liver, inferior vena cava (IVC), adrenal glands and kidneys
Research & publications
Professor Jiao's basic science work is focused on MicroRNAs, circulating tumour cells (CTCs) and liver regeneration. For the first time he described CTCs residing in organs local to pancreatic or colon cancers, and identified three mRNAs to differentiate benign from premalignant pancreatic cystic tumours. Furthermore, he has described a range of innovative surgical techniques performing a large number of laparoscopic liver and pancreatic resections including laparoscopic Whipple's procedures. In liver surgery, he introduced radiofrequency assisted liver partition with portal vein ligation for staged liver resection (RALPP). In pancreatic surgery, he described longitudinal pancreaticojejunostomy following Whipple's for pancreatic reconstruction, and laparoscopic Long's sleeve pancreaticogastrostomy (LPG) for central pancreatectomy.
Professor Jiao has over 200 publications, including high IF journals as the first or senior author in Lancet Oncology, the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Gastroenterology and Annals of Surgery (pubmed). His ambition is to improve the survival rates of pancreatic cancer.