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I went to St. George’s Medical School in South West London, where I also completed a BSc to compliment the MB BS. I went on to train in the South East Thames region, through Guy’s, St. Thomas’s and King’s. I completed my MD research fellowship at St. Mark’s in 2009 investigating the bacterial pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease and studying the use of probiotics as a novel form of therapy. I now work at the Luton & Dunstable University Hospital as a Consultant Gastroenterologists and Clinical Lead for the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Service. I also run the Small Bowel Capsule Service and the Oesophageal Laboratory. I am dual qualified as a Gastroenterologists and General Medical Physician. I was invited to become a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2013. In the last 10 years I have been the Clinical Lead for Gastroenterology at both the Luton & Dunstable University Hospital and also at the Spire Harpenden Hospital. I maintain an active role in research.
I am a true luminologist, dealing with everything from the mouth to anus. There isn’t a part of the bowel I can’t access, if needed. I am interested in any condition that affects the enteric absorption and transport system, which means I tend to deal with everything from oesophageal spasm, dysmotility, reflux, indigestion, ulcers, food allergies, coeliac disease, food intolerances, IBS, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), polyps and cancer. More recently my research has focussed on non-invasive stool markers of inflammation, coeliac disease, patient self management websites and pan-enteric capsule in the assessment of new treatments for IBD. I am presently the National Lead for the IBD Registry and Patient Management System, Early Adopters Role Out Programme. I have also been involved with the development of web-based management systems eg. the Coeliac and IBD-SSHAMP (Supported, Self Help And Management Programme).
“I aim to provide a high standard of care , and am proud of the services I have developed locally, which are now recognised at a Nationally level as services of excellence. I try to provide a private service that reflects my NHS practice.
I enjoy my job and specifically chose gastroenterology because I knew the variety of the specialty would maintain my interested over a life time career.
I find the private work a refreshing change from my normal. As a patient there is little difference in the private and NHS care, in everything other than “time” and “setting”. Walking in to the Hemel OSD is like walking into a hotel. The relaxed nature of the environment and the additional time provided for consultations allows for a understanding of the issues at hand, which typically leads to a swifter definitive diagnosis. In general investigations occur faster, enabling directed therapy to start quicker.
In previous anonymous feedback from clinic audits patients have stated they find me “approachable”, “friendly”, “professional” and “knowledgeable”. I am grateful to the people I get to meet and thankfully that my practice continues to grow through word of mouth and reputation.”