I trained at Oxford University between 1978 and 1981, and then at St Thomas’ Hospital from 1981 to 1984.
Following house jobs, I worked first as a medical SHO and then a medical registrar at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
I spent a further four years in Oxford as a research fellow, in order to study the role of adhesion molecules in the gastrointestinal tract, with a special interest in inflammatory bowel diseases.
In 1994 I commenced a two years period at the Royal Hospital, Liverpool, as a lecturer and senior Registrar in Medicine and Gastroenterology.
I was appointed as Consultant Physician and London Gastroenterologist at University College London Hospitals in July 1996. In 2008 I was appointed as Reader in the department of Medicine at University College London.
As a London gastroenterologist, I have a full time NHS consultant contract at University College Hospital, where in addition to providing a service in general and specialist gastroenterology, I practice general medicine and am actively involved in the provision of acute care cover.
My private practice is based at the Wellington Hospital, London, NW8, where there is a well equipped Endoscopy Suite and Consulting Rooms with experienced support staff. I also have admitting rights for private patients at University College Hospital (‘Harley Street on 15’) and King Edward VII Hospital, London, W1.