Dr Christopher Willars completed an undergraduate degree in Physiology at University College London prior to graduating with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery degree in 1998. He trained in Medicine at South London Healthcare NHS Trust and then in Anaesthesia with the South Eastern School of Anaesthesia (London Deanery).
A further period of specialist training in Critical Care for accreditation with the Intercollegiate Board for Training in Intensive Care Medicine (IBTICM) was undertaken at St George's and King's College hospitals, London. The former is known for its pioneering work in peri-operative medicine and the latter for its trauma, haematology, cardiology/cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery and the specialist liver unit.
He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine and enjoys dual specialist accreditation.
Dr Willars is a member of Royal College of Anaesthetists of England, the Intensive Care Society UK, the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (Cardiovascular Dynamics), and the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine.
Dr Chris Willars is a Consultant in Intensive Care Medicine at the internationally-recognised Liver Intensive Care Unit, King's College Hospital, London and at the London Bridge Hospital.
As part of the excellent Liver Intensive Care Unit, treating more patients with acute liver failure than any other liver centre in the world, Dr Willars has a special interest in the management of acute liver failure, complications of portal hypertension and chronic liver disease as well as liver transplantation and supports Europe's largest transplantation programme. The unit also offers a 'one-stop' centre for a range of critical illnesses including hepatobiliary, pancreatic, cardiological and cardiothoracic conditions.
Dr Willars specialises in Adult Intensive Care Medicine, often in life-saving situations, which includes liver failure, multi-organ failure/support, peri-operative medicine and cardiovascular dynamics. He leads on risk assessment, including invasive and non-invasive cardiopulmonary testing. He has an interest in diagnostic right heart catheterisation and the management of right heart dysfunction and pulmonary hypertension in acute and chronic liver disease. Referral is appropriate where organ support in an intensive care environment is needed.