Professor John O’Grady graduated from the National University of Ireland (Galway) in 1978. After undertaking his general medical training in Ireland, he joined the Liver Unit at King’s College Hospital, London, in 1984. His dual interests initially were acute liver failure and liver transplantation. He was appointed Consultant Hepatologist at St.James’ Hospital in Leeds in 1992 but in 1996 returned to King’s College Hospital where he currently works as Professor of Hepatology.
He has a long-standing interest in outcomes after liver transplantation. This is reflected in involvement in clinical trials directed at defining optimal immunosuppresssion (notably the TMC trial). The impact of recurrent disease on long-term outcome has also been of considerable interest to him.
He was President of the British Association for the Study of the Liver (BASL) from 2007-9. Currently he is Chairman of UK Transplant Liver Advisory Group. He is also Deputy Editor of the American Journal of Transplantation. He co-edited the textbook Comprehensive Clinical Hepatology (2 editions) and has numerous publications relating to clinical aspects of liver transplantation and acute liver failure.