Dr Tim Cross

Consultant in Liver Medicine (Hepatology)

BMedSci (hons), MB BS, MD, FRCP

Personal profile

Dr Tim Cross qualified from St. Bartholomew’s hospital medical school in 1996. He trained in gastroenterology and endoscopy in London and Essex and then underwent subspeciality training in the liver transplant units at Addenbrooke’s hospital, Cambridge, the Royal Free hospital and Kings College hospital, London.

He undertook his postgraduate research in non-invasive assessment of liver damage at and was awarded his doctor of medicine degree (MD) in 2009. He was a consultant at the Southwest liver unit in Plymouth from 2009 before taking up his current post in Liverpool in 2012.

He has published over 100 peer reviewed abstract and publications and has edited one text book on liver medicine and is due to publish a second book on liver cancers in 2018.

He is current secretary of the British Association for the Study of the Liver (BASL) and a committee member of HCC-UK, a UK special interest group researching in hepatocellular carcinoma.

He has introduced the first private fibroscan machine outside of London.

Professional Memberships

  • Royal College of Physicians
  • British Association for the Study of the Liver
  • British Society of Gastroenterology
  • European Association for the Study of the Liver 

Clinical Interests

  • Investigation of abnormal liver blood test
  • Fibroscan: non-invasive assessment of liver damage
  • Fatty liver disease
  • Alcohol related liver disease
  • Autoimmune liver disease: autoimmune hepatitis, primary biliary cholangitis, primary sclerosing cholangitis
  • Viral hepatitis
  • Metabolic liver diseases: alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, Haemochromatosis, Wilsons disease
  • Cardiac liver damage
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)
  • Diagnostic gastroscopy (including variceal band ligation and glue injection)
  • Diagnostic colonoscopy: biopsies and polypectomy
  • Hepatocellular carcinoma (hepatoma), predictors of prognosis in liver cirrhosis and mechanisms of kidney injury in advanced liver disease

Research interests:

  • Hepatocellular carcinoma (hepatoma)
  • Predictors of prognosis in liver cirrhosis
  • Mechanisms of kidney injury in advanced liver disease

Current NHS and /or University Posts

  • The Royal Liverpool Hospital

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