Hermien Hartog, MD PhD, is a consultant liver transplant surgeon at the Liver Unit of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Birmingham Children’s Hospital in Birmingham, UK. She completed her surgical training in 2014 and specialized in HPB, liver- and kidney transplant surgery at the Erasmus MC, University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. She is a Fellow of the European Board of Surgeons (FEBS) for these surgical specialties and multi-organ retrieval. Her clinical and research interests include adult and pediatric liver transplantation, intestinal transplantation, and post-transplantation patient care.
In 2013, she received the ESOT short stay and study grant, allowing her to venture on a 6- month fellowship in paediatric liver transplantation at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Birmingham, UK. The opportunity offered for this fellowship has been fundamental for her future career and fueled a passion for liver transplant surgery. For the ELITA board, Hermien will focus on encouraging engagement and involvement of patients and patient support groups, and promoting training opportunities and interconnections for young professionals in liver and intestinal transplantation in Europe.