Professor Roger Williams, CBE

It is with immense sadness that we announce the death of Professor Roger Williams, CBE. Over a 60 year career he dominated the specialty of Hepatology with his personal brand of fierce intellectual enquiry, seemingly boundless energy and enthusiasm, and above all, a dedication to his patients. We will miss him in every way.  

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Professor Roger Williams is Director of the Institute of Hepatology, London and of the Foundation for Liver Research.  Now situated at King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, the Institute of Hepatology was originally set up at University College London, 1996 – 2016.  Prior to that Roger Williams had established over a period of 30 years, the world renowned Institute of Liver Studies at King’s College Hospital. 

Professor Williams is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and is the recipient of numerous honorary fellowships, medals and prizes including the American Society of Transplantation Senior Achievement Award in 2004, a Hans Popper Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008, the Distinguished Service Award of the International Liver Transplant Society in 2011, and in 2013 the Distinguished Achievement Award of the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease.  

His main clinical and research interests are in acute liver failure, liver transplantation, complications of cirrhosis and management of viral hepatitis.

Professor Williams continues to see patients privately and if you would like to contact him for a medical appointment please follow this link: 

To contact him in relation to research at the Institute of Hepatology, London or in connection with the Foundation for Liver Research, please email him at:

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