Consultant Profile

Mr John Isaac

Mr John Isaac MBBS, MMed(Surg) FRCS Edin FRCS Glasg
Practicing at:
Spire Parkway Hospital
  • General surgery
    • Hernia repair surgery
    • Liver disease
    • Pancreatic and biliary surgery
Special clinical interests:

Gallbladder surgery
Malignant and Benign surgical disease of the liver 
Bile ducts and pancreas

Research interests:

Colorectal metastatic disease to the liver

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Hepatobiliary Pancreatic and  liver transplant surgeon, University Hosp Birmingham NHS Trust, Liver Unit Queen Elizabeth Hosp

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh
Royal College of Surgeons Glasgow
College of Surgeons Singapore

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0845 850 1451
Private secretary email address:
Personal email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

I qualified in 1982 with an MBBS degree from the University of Singapore and after receiving  FRCS degrees form the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh and Glasgow in 1987,  I  trained in hepatobiliary and liver transplant surgery in Paris, France.

On returning to Singapore in 1992,  I  was appointed a senior lecturer  in the surgery  department of the university hospital and was appointed a consultant surgeon in 1993 and associate professor in 1998. In 2004, I was appointed head of the University Department of Surgery, and division of hepato-pancreato-biliary surgery as well as director of liver transplantation, at the National University Hospital in Singapore, positions I held until coming to work in the UK in 2006.

My other interests are laparoscopic (keyhole)  and hernia surgery. My  research interests are in clinical surgery,  basic transplant science, pancreatitis and  teaching methodologies.

At the Liver Unit, Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, I am a consultant surgeon specialising in complex liver, biliary and pancreas surgery,  liver transplantation as well as general surgery such as gallbladder disease and hernia surgery.

At  Spire Parkway Hospital I would be happy to see and help patients with problems in these areas.

Personal profile:

I have had an enjoyable and successful surgical career in Singapore and seeking new challenges , I came to work in the UK . Despite the weather, I and my family have settled in well and enjoyed our  new lives. Although the work life is demanding at the QE, I have time to indulge my hobbies, study of history and astronomy. On weekends I like to visit historical sites and in the evenings I’m often in the back garden with my telescope pointed skywards.

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