Professor Daniel Forton
Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist
BSc, PhD, MBBS, FRCP
I qualified from University College London in 1993 and trained in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and General Medicine at St Mary's, Charing Cross and Hammersmith Hospitals, London. During my training I was appointed as a Research Fellow and subsequently, as a Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College London, performing scientific research and clinical trials in the area of viral hepatitis. I was awarded a PhD from Imperial College London in 2004 and was the recipient of the Dame Sheila Sherlock Research Medal.
I was appointed to St George's Hospital as a Consultant in 2005. My clinical practice today encompasses all areas of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, including the investigation of indigestion, abdominal pain and change of bowel habit. I have a particular interest in the investigation and management of abnormal liver function tests, fatty liver, chronic liver disease, Fibroscan, liver cancer and cirrhosis.
I maintain a busy endoscopic practice in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy and I am skilled in ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography) to diagnose and treat gallstones and pancreaticobiliary cancers. I also perform other therapeutic procedures including stricture dilatation, metal stent insertion, treatment of varices and polypectomy. I have previously worked within the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme.
I maintain a strong research interest and lead a clinical trials team, investigating new therapies in liver disease at St George's Hospital. I have teaching responsibilities and have served as an external examiner for medical finals. I am currently Associate Medical Director for Research at St Georges and have been appointed Reader in Hepatology.
My research has been presented at international meetings and has been published widely in peer-reviewed journals.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Daniel Forton at Spire include:
Associate Medical Director, St George's Hospital
Previously, Clinical Director of Acute and General Medicine, St George's Hospital
Co-Chair, South Thames Hepatitis Network (STHepNet)