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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, including biliary atresia
  • 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.


Third floor, Cheyne Wing, King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS

Contact Details

Patient information leaflets

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OGD and proctoscopy for portal hypertension surveillance and endoscopic therapy in children and young people335 KB

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.

Booking a patient at King’s

Routine Referrals

Fill in the form below and email it to [email protected]. When sending the form please call the on-call Paediatric Liver Registrar (for health professionals only) on 020 3299 9000, extension 37812.

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

Emergency Referrals

To make an urgent referral:

Other Queries

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

Referral forms

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Neonatal conjugated jaundice referral form35 KB
Neonatal conjugated jaundice referral pathway104 KB
Paediatric Liver referral form701 KB

Key Clinical Staff

Name Role
Prof Alastair Baker Paediatric Liver Consultant
Prof Mark Davenport Consultant Paediatric Surgeon
Prof Anil Dhawan Paediatric Liver Consultant
Dr Tassos Grammatikopoulos Consultant
Prof Nedim Hadzic Consultant Paediatric Hepatologist
Dr Jonathan Hind Consultant Paediatric Hepatology and Intestinal Transplantation
Dr Barath Jagadisan Clinical Fellow
Dr Serena Kyrana Consultant
Dr Tara Parfitt Clinical Psychologist
Dr Marianne Samyn Paediatric Hepatology Consultant
Dr Anthi Thangarajah SpR Paediatric Hepatology
Ms Sarah Tizzard Clinical Nurse Specialist for Paediatric Liver
Mrs Jenny Yerlett Paediatric Liver Nurse Specialist