Professor Ameet Patel qualified in 1985 from St Georges Hospital Medical School, London. Postgraduate qualifications include a Master of Surgery (University of London) and Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons. He continued his training in the UK, UCLA (USA) and Australia before being appointed a Consultant Surgeon at King’s College Hospital in 1999. Practising in General and Bariatric surgery, Professor Patel also has a specialist interest in Minimal Access Surgery and has developed laparoscopic techniques in treating both malignant and benign disease of the liver, pancreas and biliary system. An expert in his field, Professor Patel has performed live link surgery for a number of national and international medical conferences, demonstrating laparoscopic liver resections, laparoscopic pancreatic surgery and bariatric surgery. Professor Patel has written many peer-reviewed papers, and has also been a supervisor to a number of research fellows.