Mr Darius Mirza

Consultant Hepatobiliary, Pancreatic and Transplant Surgeon

Darius F Mirza, MS, DSS, FEBS (Fellow of the European Board of Surgeons), FRCS(Glasg), FRCSEd, is Consultant HPB (Hepato Pancreato Biliary) and Transplant Surgeon at the University Hospitals Queen Elizabeth and Birmingham Children’s Hospital, UK. He is the Professor of HPB & Transplant Surgery at the University of Birmingham, with over 25 years’ Consultant experience at the largest specialist HPB/Transplant centre in the UK. 

In the field of HPB surgery, his extensive experience and skills lie in complex major liver, bile duct and pancreatic resections for primary and secondary cancer (including vascular resections and surgery after downstaging chemotherapy), bile duct strictures, gall bladder surgery and complex paediatric HPB surgery. His areas of interest in transplantation include liver splitting, segmental grafts, novel perfusion techniques, use of marginal donors and paediatric transplantation (liver, intestine). 

He has 400 Pub Med listed articles and has raised grants in excess of £2 million (including a recent Wellcome Foundation £810K “first in world” machine perfusion transplant trial on discarded livers). He has been Principal Investigator in 12 multicentre national / international clinical trials and is committed to developing transplant and HPB services worldwide, with over 700 fellows transitioning through Birmingham during his tenure since 1991. 

He has been Clinical Lead for HPB/Transplant Surgery in Birmingham, Lead Cancer Clinician for HPB cancer in Birmingham, Chair of the British Liver Transplant Group, Chair of the Bowel Advisory Group to NHSBT, Chair of the West Midlands HPB Cancer Supra Network, and Secretary of the European Liver and Intestinal Transplant Association. 

He holds several international awards: Distinguished Invited Lecturer Australian Royal College of Surgeons, Achievement Award from Intestinal Transplant Association, Distinguished Award from the European Liver and Intestinal and Transplant Association, Honorary Life Membership of the Austrian Association of Surgeons, Indian Society of Surgical Gastroenterology Surgical Oration Award and a  President’s medal from Pakistan. 

During an 18 month sabbatical in 2017-18, he set up a liver transplant program at the Apollo Hospital in Mumbai, India, and established a charity to help fund transplantation for the poor. During the Covid pandemic, he delivered complex HPB surgery at the Priory Hospital, Birmingham, in addition to maintaining transplant and HPB activity in the NHS. 

He has consulted privately at the BMI Circle Priory Hospital, Edgbaston, Birmingham since 1997, and with colleagues has recently set up the Birmingham HPB Clinic, to deliver private HPB care within an established team. His interests outside work include cooking, gardening, cricket, walking, beekeeping and languages.