Mr Somaiah Aroori


Mr Somaiah Aroori

Honorary Associate Professor

Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Health)

Mr Somaiah Aroori is a consultant hepato-pancreato-biliary (HPB) and transplant surgeon based in Plymouth. He was trained in general and HPB surgery in the South West of England, Birmingham, and Cambridge. Since becoming a consultant in 2011, he has been involved in over 3000 general surgical operations, including 600 complex liver, pancreas, and bile duct operations for tumours.

Mr Aroori is particularly interested in the liver and pancreatic cancer research and innovative technologies for patient benefit. He is the chief investigator for numerous research projects: a multi-centre study called "RAW - Recurrence After Whipple" study and UK wide study called the ALICE study. And S-GALLOP study. He is also the chief investigator for the NIHR-funded patient benefit research trial RESOLVE study. He is the principal investigator for several multi-centre research projects/trials- SUNFLOWER, ORANGE PLUS II, ORANGE Segments trial, PAINOP, CONTACT, PACT, RICOCHET, and CholeS etc., and He has contributed to 73 peer-reviewed publications. He is an honorary fellow at Plymouth University. He is currently supervising three MDs and one PhD student.

Mr Aroori has a particular interest in teaching and has developed and organised several surgically courses for postgraduate and consultant surgeons. He also tutored undergraduate and postgraduate medical students on various courses and regularly wrote and contributed to numerous medical publications. He is the Royal College examiner for MRCS and FRCS.