Mr. Arjun Takhar
Mr. Arjun Takhar was appointed as a Consultant in Hepato-pancreatico-biliary (HPB) and General Surgery at University Hospitals Southampton NHS Trust in 2013. He graduated from the University of Nottingham Medical School with a BMed Sci in Biochemistry in addition to his medical degree (BM BS). He completed his basic surgical training in Birmingham including time as Honorary Clinical Lecturer in the Division of Anatomy at Birmingham Medical School.
Mr. Takhar went on to complete a PhD by thesis in Gastrointestinal Surgery at the Academic Unit of Cancer Studies at the University of Nottingham under the supervision of Professor Brian Rowlands and the late Professor Susan Watson. During his time in formal research, Mr. Takhar was shortlisted for the Patey Prize and the SET for Britain Millenium Medal for Britain’s Younger Scientists. He completed higher surgical training with specialization in Hepato-pancreatico-biliary (HPB) Surgery and Liver Transplantation in the West Midlands with time predominantly spent at the renowned Birmingham Liver Unit. This was followed by a year long Fellowship in Laparoscopic (keyhole) HPB Surgery under the mentorship of Mr. Neil Pearce at Southampton General Hospital. Mr. Takhar was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) in General Surgery in 2010 and the Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in March 2013.
In addition to General Surgery, Mr. Takhar’s sub specialist expertise lies in the treatment of benign and malignant disorders of the liver, gall bladder and pancreas. He also has a special interest in minimally invasive surgical techniques (key hole surgery), in the treatment of neuroendocrine (NETS) or carcinoid tumours in the abdomen, ocular melanoma liver metastatic disease and in multi-organ resections for large abdominal tumours. Mr Takhar has published academic papers on pancreatic cancer, minimally invasive techniques in surgery of the liver, pancreas and gall bladder as well as on the basic biology of cancer. He is a Regional Surgical Advisor for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and plays an active part in encouraging and training surgeons of the future.