Dr Steven Masson is a Consultant in Liver Diseases and Transplant Medicine. He trained in Hepatology and Liver Transplantation in Edinburgh, Newcastle and London before permanently joining the team at Newcastle’s Freeman Hospital, in 2010.
His specialist clinical interests are alcohol-related liver disease, genetic haemochromatosis, cirrhosis and liver transplantation.
He is a core member of the regional operational delivery network (ODN) for Hepatitis C treatment. In addition to clinics at the Freeman, he provides a monthly liver transplant outreach clinic at the James Cook University Hospital.
Dr Masson is the consultant lead for the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals alcohol liaison service and has national roles advocating for improved service provision for alcohol-harm.
- North East and North Cumbria NIHR Clinical Research Network, Hepatology Specialty Group Lead
- British Society of Gastroenterology, Clinical Lead for Alcohol
- Steering Group Member, Alcohol Health Alliance UK
- Liver Advisory Group, NHS Blood and Transplant
Dr Masson is an active clinical researcher delivering both commercial and non-commercial NIHR portfolio studies alongside his regional leadership role within the NIHR Clinical Research Network.
He has been Principal Investigator for several hepatology clinical trials, in alcohol-related liver disease (ARLD), portal hypertension, liver transplantation and genetic haemochromatosis.
He is a leading researcher in ARLD, having recently collaborated to deliver an international GWAS, discovering a new genetic locus associated with disease, and several other ARLD studies which have improved the management of disease, particularly in treating alcoholic hepatitis.
He has co-authored many highly cited papers in the field of liver disease.