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Paul Richardson has been with the liver team at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital since 2006 and was appointed Clinical Director in May 2014. 

Dr Richardson has specific interests in alcohol services and is the Trust Alcohol lead and CCG clinical alcohol advisor since May 2014. 

He has been awarded the NHS leadership award for innovation in this area. Recently he has been awarded a Health innovation award to develop pathways for patients with alcohol related brain injury.

He leads the clinical pathways work stream of the Liverpool Alcohol Research Alliance and has an active research portfolio.

He is a member of the national HCV research group as well as the Hepatology lead for the NHSE Cheshire and Merseyside HCV ODN.

Dr Cross qualified from St Bartholomew’s hospital medical school in 1996.  He underwent his general gastroenterology training in London and undertake specialist training in liver disease in Cambridge, The Royal Free Hospital, University College and also Kings College Hospital where he also did his research. He was appointed as a consultant in the South West Liver Unit in Plymouth in 2008 and moved to Liverpool in 2012.

He set up the Liverpool Liver network and is co-founder of the annual North West Liver meeting.  He also sits on the BSG Liver committee and is a member of HCC UK.  His areas of interest include: hepatocellular carcinoma, prognostic modelling in cirrhosis, liver transplantation and rare liver diseases.

Dr Cross is serving as the secretary to the British association for the study of the liver (BASL) from 2017 to 2020.  He has over 100 peer reviewed abstracts and publications and has edited two books on liver diseases.

Dr Britton qualified from the University of Newcastle in 2006. He completed his general medical training across the North of England in both Newcastle and Manchester.

He undertook higher speciality training in Gastroenterology and Hepatology in the Mersey deanery which he completed in 2018. During his higher speciality training he took time out to complete a PhD in Cancer Genetics at the University of Manchester as a Cancer research UK training fellow and specialist liver transplant training at St James Hospital Leeds.

His interests clinically include the complications of portal hypertension and palliative care in liver disease leading both the portal hypertension and palliative care MDT at Liverpool University Hospitals. He is the current clinical lead for the Advancing Quality Decompensated Liver Disease project and Hepatology Speciality lead for the North West Coast CRN.

He is also has a keen interest in post graduate education and is the training programme director for the Mersey deanery in gastroenterology and hepatology.

Tehreem Chaudhry graduated from King Edward Medical College, Pakistan and completed her gastroenterology/hepatology training in North West Deanery with her hepatology national training number (NTN) rotation done in Sheffield/Leeds.

 She started with the liver team at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital in September 2016.  Tehreem works in the general hepatology out-patient clinics which cover all aspects of liver disease as well as in-patient ward management. 

She also works alongside our colleagues in Alder Hey Children’s Hospital who have developed a service for patients who had their liver disease diagnosed and treated as a child and to help facilitate their transfer into the adult services. Tehreem also works with our cardiology colleagues to manage liver disease in adults as a consequence of congenital heart problems. She also undertakes upper GI endoscopy.


Dr Elshaarawy has a mixed multinational background throughout his career progression as a physician, researcher and academic senior lecturer.

Dr Elshaarawy is currently a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist at the Royal Liverpool University Hosiptal.

He has published more than 45 papers in international journals and 2 books with renowned publishers as Nature Springer. Dr Elshaarawy has been selected as a member of the United European Gastroenterology (UEG) Research Committee as well as elected as a member of the young talent group of UEG and the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE).

He attained MSc and MD degrees in Hepatology and Gastroenterology from the National Liver Institute in Egypt where worked as a Consultant and Senior Clinical Lecturer.

He continued his advanced training and research toward PhD in Germany at one of the most prestigious universities which is Heidelberg University and was awarded with honors.