Professor Massimo Malago

Consultant General, Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary and Transplant Surgeon


Professor Massimo Malagó is Consultant General, hepato-biliary-pancreatic and Transplant Surgeon at the Royal Free and The Princess Grace Hospital in London. He is also Director of the University College London Partners Liver and Digestive Health Programme. European and American trained and certified, Professor Malagó performed the first right living donor hepatectomy and the first successful adult living donor liver transplantations in Europe. He also brought the technique of live donor liver transplantation to a number of hospitals in the USA, Europe and the Middle East. Transplants are the Professor’s his specific field of expertise; he performed the first pancreas transplant at Hamburg University in 1992. His major scientific interests are liver donor transplantation, Small for Size Syndrome in liver transplant, post-surgical liver failure, and cholangiocarcinoma. Professor Malagó has received the European License of Physicians and Surgeons and has been awarded a number of travelling fellowships, including a clinical fellowship at the prestigious Mayo Clinic, Rochester, United States.

Professional background

Professor Malagó graduated from the Universities of Trieste and Padova, Italy, completing his PhD in primary parathyroidism at the Medical School of Verona. He undertook higher surgical training in Italy, Germany and the US. He became the Head of Surgical Services for the Department of Surgery – HPB, at University College London Hospital, and chairs the North London and Mount Vernon Cancer Network (HPB).

Services provided to HCA


Professor Malagó provides medical advisory services for HCA's The Princess Grace Hospital. HCA UK is charged by doctors in return for their expertise and advice, including on how to operate safe hospital facilities delivering complex care. All services provided under this agreement are charged to HCA UK. From April to December 2015, the total charge was £1,554. HCA requires the doctors that advise us to attest that if they also practice in the NHS that they are not compromising their NHS commitments. The information disclosed on this page in accordance with the Private Healthcare Market Investigation Order 2014 is true and accurate to the best of HCA’s knowledge and belief.