Jude Oben

Jude Oben is a man with very short black hair

Consultant hepatologist


Dr Jude Oben is a leading consultant hepatologist based at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital and holds an additional consultant appointment in gastroenterology. He was previously a consultant hepatologist at the Royal Free Hospital and a Wellcome Trust intermediate fellow and senior lecturer. Most recently, Jude has been an associate professor in the institute for liver and digestive health at the University College London.

Jude has a PhD in pharmacology from University College London. He studied medicine at Oxford with a period at Stanford University, Palo Alto, USA, with a post-doctoral fellowship at Johns Hopkins University, USA.

He is involved in all the most prominent current clinical trials in obesity related liver disease (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, NAFLD).

Education and training

Medical training

  • Oxford University – BM, BCh

  • Stanford University, Palo Alto, USA, Research Fellow – immunology

  • University College London – PhD in pharmacology

Postgraduate medical training

  • Hammersmith Hospital (Imperial College) – cardiology and internal medicine 

  • Imperial/St Mary's – ophthalmology – eye surgery

  • St Thomas' Hospital – critical care and neurology

Specialist medical registrar training: gastroenterology and hepatology

  • North east London rotation

  • John Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA, two years postdoctoral fellowship – hepatology

Research interests

  • University College London, institute for liver and digestive health: neuroscience and hepatology – stellate cells and hepatic fibrosis plus mechanisms of obesity-related liver disease (ORLD) including trans-generational transmission of ORLD. Supervised to completion five post-doctoral fellows, three PhDs, one MD and eight intercalated BSc projects
  • King's College London, department of women and children's health, school of life course sciences - mechanisms of ORLD including trans-generational transmission of ORLD




  • Wellcome Trust intermediate fellowship
  • Medical Research Council – industrial collaborative award in science and engineering European Union – European Union – Fp7 – carbalive award – co-investigator
  • Intercept pharmaceuticals
  • University College London grand challenge scheme – innate immune mechanisms in developmental programming of obesity induced liver disease
  • Fiorina Elliot award bursary: developmental programming in the pathogenesis of fatty pancreas disease
  • Royal Geographic Society expedition bursary
  • St Thomas' Charity – intra-gastric balloon and renal disease

Pharmaceutical industry advisory board service

  • Bristol-Myer Squibb pharmaceuticals, cycle pharmaceuticals, gilead pharmaceuticals, intercept pharmaceuticals, Janssen pharmaceuticals, norgine pharmaceuticals

Other professional activities (reviewer)

  • Alimentary pharmacology and therapeutics 
  • American journal of pathology
  • Clinical liver disease
  • Gut
  • Hepatology
  • Journal of hepatology                                                       
  • Liver International


  • currently an honorary associate professor in hepatology at University College London

Last updated: June 2020

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