Dr Dhillon obtained his Bachelor of science in 1994, qualified in medicine from University College London in 1997 and obtained his PhD on cancer cell signalling from Imperial College London in 2009 funded by a CR-UK clinical training fellowship.
He is also Consultant medical oncologist at the Royal Surrey County Hospital since 2014.
His main research interests are in liver cancers - primary and metastatic. His particular interests are in resistance mechanisms to anti-cancer treatments and biomarkers.
He has previously been a Wellcome Trust clinical fellow in the University of Oxford looking at gene regulation in varying chromosomal environments and senior lecturer in oncology at Imperial College London working on cell free DNA in lung cancer.