William Bernal, MD
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Dr William Bernal is currently Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Liver Intensive Care Medicine in the Liver Intensive Therapy Unit at the Institute of Liver Studies at Kings College Hospital in London UK

William Bernal is Professor of Liver Critical Care Medicine at the Liver Intensive Therapy Unit at the Institute of Liver Studies, Kings College Hospital in London UK.

He trained in General Medicine at the Royal London and St Bartholomew’s Hospitals in London and in Hepatology and Intensive Care Medicine at St Thomas and Kings College Hospitals. He first worked on Liver Intensive Therapy Unit at Kings in 1995 and was appointed there as a Consultant in 2002. Annually, more than 1200 patients with liver disease are admitted to this specialist critical care unit which also supports one of Europe’s largest liver transplantation programs.  The unit has a special interest in acute- and acute on chronic liver failure and has a longstanding tradition in the development and application of innovative therapies for these conditions.

His research interests include the pathogenesis and treatment of encephalopathy and multiple organ failure in acute- and acute-on-chronic liver failure and the use and outcome of emergency liver transplantation.  He has published widely in these fields and his current research projects include the development, assessment and consequences of frailty in chronic liver disease, the use of liver transplantation in the critically ill and the nature and treatment of the coagulation disturbance seen in liver disease.