Clinical training and experience
- 1978-1981: Oxford University (first class degree physiological sciences)
- 1981-1984: St Thomas Hospital.
- Senior house officer and then Medical Registrar at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.
- 1991-1994: Medical Research council training fellow at Institute of Molecular Medicine: researching the role of adhesion molecules in the gastrointestinal tract, with a special interest in Inflammatory Bowel diseases (IBD).
- 1994-1996: Lecturer and senior registrar in the Royal Liverpool Hospital.
- 1996: Appointed as Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist at University College London Hospitals.
- 2008: Reader in the department of Medicine at University College London
- 2017: Continues to serve as an NHS consultant for UCL Hospitals, with an active involvement in the provision of acute gastroenterology and general medical care.
Private consulting and endoscopy
- Platinum Medical Centre, Wellington Hospital
- Physicians Clinic, Devonshire Street
- Admitting Rights at King Edward VII hospital and The London Clinic
- endoscopy at the Wellington Hospital.
- 1978: Scholarship, University of Oxford
- 1981: Martin Wronker Prize, University of Oxford
- 1994: Leslie Parrott Prize from National Association of Crohn’s and Colitis
- 2013: Presidents medal, British Society of Gastroenterology for services to gastroenterology
Positions of Responsibility
- 1994-1996: National chair of trainees in Gastroenterology
- 1997-2006: Member, Specialist Training Committee in Gastroenterology for NE Thames
- 1997-2001: Chair, NE Thames Training Committee in Gastroenterology
- 2001-2006: Clinical Director, Department of Gastroenterology, University College London Hospitals
- 2006-2009: Chairman, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Section of the British Society of Gastroenterology
- 2006-2008: Chairman of the Bowel Cancer Screening Programme, University College London
- 2008-2010: Chair of Consultants Committee , UCL Hospitals
- 2008-2013: Chair, UK NIHR GI Specialty group
- 2012-: Chair, UK IBD Registry
Keeping up to date and quality assurance
The General Medical Council (GMC) promotes and protects public health by ensuring proper standards in medicine. The GMC guidance on Maintaining Good Medical Practice can be found at www.gmc-uk.org, and includes the following sections:
Keeping up to date
Registered with The Royal College of Physicians for Continuous Professional Development; exceed the minimum annual credit requirements every year. Last revalidation date in general medicine and gastroenterology was in 2014: next is due in 2019.
An experienced and expert endoscopist , having carried out over 8000 procedures. Success rate in colonoscopy is over 95% and complication rate is less than 1 in 1000 procedures. Performance in endoscopy regularly audited; involved in several departmental audits, including the use of azathioprine and methotrexate in inflammatory bowel disease, the outcome of endoscopy for gastrointestinal bleeding, and the complications of percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy
Teaching and training
- Tutor, medical undergraduates from the Royal Free and University College London Medical School; twice been cited as a ‘valued teacher’.
- In 1997 designed the day release programme for North East Thames’ trainees ‘Day Release’ Training in Gastroenterology, and this is still in use.
Research & Publications
For a list of research projects and publications, please go to:
Research and Publications ➤