Dr Daniel Forton is a respected London-based consultant gastroenterologist and hepatologist. Specialising in diseases of the liver and gastrointestinal system, he holds appointments at St George's University Hospital and Medical School. His special interests include the medical and endoscopic management of diseases of the liver, pancreas and bile ducts. He is a skilled endoscopist, performing diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, including ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography) in addition to upper GI endoscopy and colonoscopy. He maintains a busy practice, always aiming to make his patients feel comfortable whilst offering them the most up to date and effective care possible. He is motivated to accurately understand symptoms in order to move rapidly to the correct diagnosis and treatment. He is often asked to give second opinions.
Dr Forton qualified in medicine at University College London in 1993 and then undertook specialist training in London teaching hospitals and performed important scientific research and clinical trials in the area of viral hepatitis. After gaining his PhD at Imperial College London, he was appointed a Consultant in 2005 and now has many years of experience in managing both common and complex clinical conditions. He takes a special clinical interest in abnormal liver function tests, fatty liver, alcohol-related liver disease, cirrhosis, Fibroscan, liver and pancreatic cancer and viral hepatitis. He also treats indigestion, bowel symptoms, colonic polyps and investigates gastrointestinal cancer.
Currently Associate Medical Director for Research at St Georges Hospital and Reader in Hepatology, he publishes extensively in peer-reviewed journals and lectures at international meetings. He was awarded the Dame Sheila Sherlock Research Medal for his research in liver disease. Dr Forton is a keen advocate of evidence-based medicine and continues to be a leading investigator in clinical trials of novel treatments in a range of liver diseases. He is a founding partner at the London Gastroenterology Partnership and consults privately at Parkside Hospital and Spire St Anthony's, all in London. He complies with insurance company fee schedules.