Andrew J Healey

Mr. Healey’s clinical interests include diagnostic and interventional echoendoscopy (EUS), hepatobiliary and pancreatic resectional surgery, the management complex gallstone disease, acute and chronic pancreatitis and laparoscopic HPB surgery.

Andrew J Healey

Consultant Hepatobiliary and General Surgeon and Honorary Senior Lecturer

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Mr Healey was appointed as a Consultant General and Hepato-pancreatico-biliary (HPB) surgeon at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh in June 2017.

Mr Healey is a University of Edinburgh medical graduate and undertook preregistration House Officer posts in Edinburgh. He then trained for a year in Accident and Emergency at Guys and St Thomas' Hospital, London, where he taught Anatomy under Professor Harold Ellis. He completed both basic and higher surgical training in the London Postgraduate School of Surgery, rotating through The Royal Marsden, Chelsea and Westminster, Hammersmith, Charing Cross, and the Royal Surrey County Hospitals.

During this training, he conducted laboratory and clinical research at Hammersmith Hospital into the role of laparoscopic liver resection and hypoxia in liver cancer and was awarded a Doctorate of Medicine from Imperial College London.

Mr. Healey pursued periods of advanced specialist out-of-programme experience in West and South East Scotland. He underwent multisystem polytrauma training at the Royal London Trauma Unit and was awarded Travelling Fellowships to pursue advanced endoscopic training in Italy at San Raffaele Hospital, Milan, and trauma surgery in South Africa at Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town. He is a JAG accredited upper gastrointestinal endoscopist and underwent a European Society of Gastroenterology Fellowship in Diagnostic and Interventional Endoscopic Ultrasound. 

Mr. Healey is actively involved in undergraduate and postgraduate education and is a member of the Academy of Clinical Educators, an e-tutor for the Edinburgh Masters in Surgery ChM, and a member of the South East Scotland Surgical Training Committee. He is also the South East Scotland Upper GI Tumour Group lead for HPB Cancer.

Mr Healey has peer reviewed publications in all aspects of his surgical training and is an invited reviewer for journals including HPB, Patient Safety in Surgery, Annals of Surgical Oncology, BMC Surgery, World Journal of Surgery, and The Surgeon. He has also worked with the General Medical Council and National Patient Safety Agency on initiatives to reduce medical error. Whilst in London, he was also a professional mentor with the Social Mobility Foundation.

Mr. Healey's specialist interests include diagnostic and interventional echoendoscopy (EUS), HPB cancer surgery including neuroendocrine tumours, and the management of complex gallstone disease, pancreatitis, and pancreatic cysts.


  • Bachelor of Science (BSc Hons) Immunology, University of Leiden, Netherlands and University of Edinburgh 1998
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, (MBChB) University of Edinburgh, 2001
  • Doctor of Medicine Research, (MDRes) Imperial College, London 2011
  • Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, (FRCS GenSurg), Edinburgh 2014
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Education, (PGClin.Ed) Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (RCPSG) 2015


  • 2017 Alban Barros D’Sa Travelling Fellowship in General Surgery, (RCSEd)
  • 2017 Price-Thomas Travelling Fellow, Travelling Surgical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (TSS)
  • 2016 David Dunn Travelling Scholarship, Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ALSGBI)


A list of Andrew J Healey's Publications can be found by clicking here.

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