Professor Nariman Karanjia

Consultant Hepato-Pancreato-Billary Surgeon

Nariman qualified in Medicine from Guys Hospital Medical School in 1983, trained in General Surgery on the South West Thames surgical rotation and was appointed Consultant Surgeon in 1994 to the Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford.

When Nariman started at the Royal Surrey the survival of patients with secondary liver cancer from bowel cancer was 1% at 5 years.  His ambition was to make a difference to these patients and in 1996 he started the Hepatobiliary service as a single handed surgeon.  In 1997, together with Margaret Taylor, Frank Taylor and Lorna Keat, he founded the Liver Cancer Surgery Appeal to fund the purchase of equipment for liver cancer surgery done at the Royal Surrey.

In 2004 together with colleagues Robin Lightwood, Neville Menezes and Graham Pinn, Nariman founded the Southern Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Unit. Today this regional unit has 5 consultant HPB surgeons, serves a catchment population of nearly 3 million patients and has outcomes that are second to none. Nearly 50% of patients with liver secondaries from bowel cancer are alive at 5yrs and 30% are cured.

The amalgamation of the LCSA with BRIGHT charity seemed an entirely logical step and Nariman will serve BRIGHT to help achieve its aims.