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Treatments & Specialties

Consultant Intensivist

Dr Christopher Willars

Dr Christopher Willars

Consultant Intensivist

Critical Care Unit

The Liver Intensive Care Unit is an internationally recognised centre of excellence with a specialist interest in the management of acute liver failure, chronic liver disease and liver transplantation. We also admit patients from other disciplines, and have a pedigree in the management of complex haem-oncology and cardiac patients.

We offer a ‘one-stop’ centre for a range of critical illnesses. We are one of a very few providers worldwide who are able to offer this facility and are among the best of breed globally. We are unique in the UK and other hospitals refer to us in critical situations.

Dr Chris Willars graduated from University College London Medical School in 1998. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine with dual specialist accreditation.

His areas of expertise include liver failure, peri-operative medicine and cardiovascular dynamics. He leads on risk assessment including invasive and non-invasive cardiopulmonary testing and has an interest in diagnostic right heart catheterisation and the management of right heart dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension in acute and chronic liver disease.

Special interests

Acute Liver Failure, Decompensated Chronic Liver Disease, Liver Transplantation, Peri-operative Medicine, Cardiovascular monitoring and support, Surgical Risk Assessment and diagnostic right heart catheterisation and the management of cerebral oedema/intracranial hypertension in acute liver failure

Consulting Address

Kings College Hospital

Institute of Liver Studies

London, SE5 9RS

Consulting Sessions:

Ad Hoc


Samina Begum


020 3299 3367


020 3299 3899







NHS Base:

Kings College Hospital