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Professor of hepatology, Graham receives an award

Professor of Hepatology, Graham Foster retires at the end of this month after 40 years’ service to the NHS and over 20 years at The Royal London.

After graduating from Oxford University in 1983, Professor Foster joined what was then known as ‘The London’ as a house officer.

In 1992 following post graduate training, he was awarded a PhD from Imperial College London.  Professor Foster returned to ‘The London’ in 2003 to set-up the hospital’s Hepatology Unit and was lead clinician for most of his time here. Under his leadership, the unit became one of the UK’s specialist centres and the team now includes several specialist consultants, academics, clinical nurse specialists and pharmacists. He was also promoted to Professor of Hepatology at Queen Mary University London. 

During his career, Professor Foster has received many national and international accolades including President of the British Association of Liver Disease (BASL), National Clinical Chair for the Hepatitis C Delivery Networks and NHS England’s Hepatitis C (HCV) Elimination Programme. He was also awarded the lifetime achievement award last year in the annual BASL conference.

Professor Foster’s research into hepatitis C has been published in influential journals worldwide and has shaped national and international guidelines on treatment and screening – making significant progress in eliminating hepatitis C in the UK and elsewhere.

Despite retiring from his clinical duties, Professor Foster will continue his research to support the global aim of eradicating hepatitis C.

We all wish him a happy and healthy retirement.


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  1. Jennifer Higgins Wednesday, 27 March 2024 at 12:07 PM

    Wishing Graham a very happy and healthy retirement! I worked with Graham for a number of years as he led pioneering clinical research in hepatitis as a Principal investigator at the Clinical Research Centre at the Royal London. It was a pleasure working with him. Good luck for the next chapter in your life :-)

  2. Stella Ikea Wednesday, 27 March 2024 at 09:38 PM

    I wish Dr Graham a very happy and healthy retirement for all his hard work and contributions towards the Trust. May God grant him more wisdom and strength in his next endeavour.

  3. Sadur Rahman Thursday, 28 March 2024 at 03:02 PM

    Hi Prof Graham, Wishing you a very healthy and adventurous retirement!! We did not work together for a long time but you certainly made me feel welcomed and was also very supportive.
    I wish you enjoy your gardening on your 4 acres of land and I'll be waiting for my fruit and vegs.
    Good luck and take care!! :)

  4. Titilayo Akinwonmi-Pedro Thursday, 4 April 2024 at 05:15 PM

    I wish Doctor Graham a happy and healthy retirement.

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