Paediatric liver

What we do

King's Paediatric Liver Centre is a national hub providing a highly specialised service to children with liver problems. We are the largest service of its type in the world.

We assess and treat children with:

  • neonatal (newborn) liver diseases
  • chronic (long-standing) liver disease
  • acute liver failure.

We also offer surgery for liver tumours and pancreas conditions, and carry out liver and small bowel transplantations.

Preparing for your appointment

Please do not arrive more than 30 minutes before your appointment. Arriving early will not enable you to be seen before your appointment time.

Location

Ground floor, Hambleden Wing, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS

Contact Details

  • Main Reception: +44 (0)20 3299 3214

Conditions we treat

We provide investigations and treatments for children with:

  • neonatal liver diseases
  • chronic liver disease
  • acute liver failure.

Other services include management of portal hypertension, including surgery for liver tumours and pancreatic conditions. We also provide liver and small bowel transplantation.

For details of expert interpretative advice and specialist diagnostic and drug monitoring services offered by King's College Hospital's Liver Pathology Services and Academic Laboratories, visit King’s Liver Labs.

Booking a patient at King's

Appointments for this service are made via the national Choose and Book system. Please see the Choose and Book page for more information.

Other ways to refer

Routine Referrals

Fill in the form below and email it to kch-tr.PaedLiverRegistrars@nhs.net. Please also call the on-call Paediatric Liver Registrar on 020 3299 9000, bleep 426, when you send the form.

The postal address if needed is:
Paediatric Liver Offices
Hambleden Wing
King's College Hospital
Denmark Hill
London SE5 9RS

Emergency Referrals

For urgent referrals, 9am-5pm, phone the on-call registrar on 020 3299 9000, bleep 426.
From 5pm – 9am, tel: 07528 977446.

Other Queries

Phone the Paediatric Liver, GI and Nutrition Centre on 020 3299 3214.

Referral Forms

Please complete the relevant form and note any pre-consultation investigations required:

Key Clinical Staff

Name Job Title
Dr Alastair Baker Paediatric Liver Consultant
Prof Anil Dhawan Consultant Paediatric Hepatologist. Clinical Director Child Health and Joint CAG Lead Kings Health P
Dr Tassos Grammatikopoulos Locum Consultant in Paed. Hepatology
Prof Nedim Hadzic Consultant Paediatric Hepatologist
Dr Jonathan Hind Consultant Paediatric Hepatology and Intestinal Transplantation
Dr Liz Okokon Paediatric Liaison in Clinical Biochemistry
Dr Marianne Samyn Paediatric Hepatology Consultant
Dr Anthi Thangarajah SpR Paediatric Hepatology
Ms Sarah Tizzard Clinical Nurse Specialist for Paediatric Viral Hepatitis