MD FRCS Mb. BChir. BSc. Hons.

Year qualified:


Country of qualification:


Registration & Memberships

Registration and licensing

  • Full GMC Licence to practice

Memberships and associations

  • Association of Upper GI Surgeons
  • British Transplant Society

Languages Spoken

  • English

Mr Charles Imber

Consultant Surgeon

MD FRCS Mb. BChir. BSc. Hons.

Mr. Imber is a leading London teaching hospital Consultant as well as the Clinical Lead for Liver Transplantation at The Royal Free Hospital London. His areas of interest include General and HPB Surgery. He is also in charge of the National Organ Retrieval Service (NORS) for the North London region. He completed his medical degree at Cambridge University, where he also received an honours degree in Oncology and Immunology. Mr Imber is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Mr Imber has special interests in complex abdominal wall hernia surgery, Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Surgery, Liver Transplantation, Laparoscopic Surgery and Emergency Surgery.

Mr Imber was awarded a HCA Travelling Fellowship in 2012, the Presentation Travel Award from the International Liver Transplant Society (2006), the Medawar Prize Session from the British Transplant Society (2003), and the Hanson Research Fellow and Scholarship from Oxford University (1999). He has over 50 peer reviewed publications in journals including Lancet, Liver Transplantation and HPB Surgery, as well as 3 book chapters.

He has an extensive private practice attracting patients from both within the UK and also worldwide. He performed the first robotic liver resection and the first robotic pancreatic resections in the UK with successful outcomes and is a pioneer in this form of minimally invasive complex abdominal surgery.

Mr Imber is available to be seen for daycase surgery and outpatient consultations at Hadley Wood Hospital.

Mr Imber is father to three teenage boys. He enjoys playing tennis and running in his spare time.


HPB Surgery

General Surgery

Procedures offered:

Open hernia repair

Laparascopic cholecystectomy

Skin lumps and bumps

Haemorrhoidal injections

Perianal examination under anaesthetic

Abscess drainage

Clinical Interests:

Colorectal liver metastases


Pancreatic cancer

Hydatid disease of liver

Complex abdominal wall hernias

Groin pain and inguinal hernias

Gall bladder disease

Liver transplantation

General surgery emergencies

Research interests:

Novel technologies for Liver preservation for subsequent transplantation

Colorectal liver metastases, pancreatic cancer

Mr Charles Imber, Consultant HPB Surgeon, is available for consultations at Hadley Wood Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital