Dr. Vikram Sharma works as a consultant Hepatologist at Royal London Hospital (Barts Health NHS Trust), a top London Teaching Hospital. He completed his gastroenterology and hepatology training from the prestigious North East Thames rotation.
Dr. Sharma’s clinical practice covers a broad range of liver disease and general gastroenterology including managing patients with fatty liver alcoholic liver disease, and viral hepatitis. He also runs a clinic to assess follow up people with abnormal liver function test due to a multitude of conditions including drug induced liver injury and viral hepatitis.
He has expertise in managing patient with autoimmune liver disease and disease of the bile duct He is the lead clinical liver specialist for inpatients admitted under hepatology at Royal London Hospital. As part of a multi-disciplinary team, he manages patients based on national standards. As a highly skilled endoscopist, he specialize in Upper GI endoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy.
While at Royal Free Hospital as a senior Liver registrar, he gained valuable experience in managing complex liver patients, including patients with liver transplants. This led him to develop a specialist interest in patients with advanced liver disease including complication related to cirrhosis.
As part of his academic work, he completed his PhD from University College London looking at strategies to improve portal hypertension by modulating inflammation in the context of cirrhosis of the liver. His clinical and academic interest is complications of cirrhosis. He has published in a wide range of peer reviewed distinguished journals and presented in many national and international conferences. He has also been actively involved as a Principal Investigator in several multicentric trial . He is a member of the European Association of study of the Liver. He is also interested in teaching and regularly involves himself in teaching sessions for medical students, post graduate students, junior doctors and allied health professional.
As a doctor, his ethos is listening and delivering compassionate and safe care to his patients. In his spare time, he likes to spend time with his young family and be involved in social entrepreneurship projects.