Consultant awarded title of Professor in recognition of outstanding contribution
The University of Liverpool has awarded Martin Lombard the title of Honorary Professor in recognition of his contributions to research and education as well as to the development of the specialities of gastroenterology and hepatology locally, nationally and internationally.
Professor Martin Lombard (MD, MSc, FRCP) qualified from University College Dublin in 1980 and trained in Medicine and Gastroenterology in Dublin and in Hepatology at Kings College Hospital in London before taking up a consultant and senior lecturer appointment in 1990 in Liverpool where he is currently a Consultant Hepatologist and Gastroenterologist at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital. He has held positions of Clinical Director of Gastroenterology in two University hospitals over 10 years and Regional Training Programme Director for Gastroenterology for 10 years, Chairman of the British Society of Gastroenterology Training Committee for 3 years, Chairman regional cancer network for 4 years and in 2010 was appointed the first National Clinical Director for Liver Disease at the Department of Health. He has pioneered pancreato-biliary EUS in the UK and has been involved in measuring and setting national performance standards in ERCP through the British Society of Gastroenterology. He is Chairman of the regional cancer network group for liver and pancreas. He has an extensive publication record in Liver and HPB disorders.