I am a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Pancreaticobiliary physician at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne since October 2007. After completing my specialist gastroenterology training in Liverpool, I pursued my sub speciality interest in Pancreaticobiliary (PB) medicine at the Freeman Hospital. I lead and manage one of the largest tertiary referral centres in the U.K. I also work privately at the Nuffield hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne and the Spire hospital in Washington, U.K.
I specialise in the management and treatment of all forms of gastroenterological diseases including indigestion/heartburn, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease and liver disease. I am fully competent in all forms of endoscopy including gastroscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy.
In addition I am a handful of pancreaticobiliary physicians (< 10) in the UK who subspecialises in the medical and endoscopic treatment of diseases of the pancreas and bile duct. These include the diagnosis and management of gallstones/bile duct stones, pancreatitis(i.e. inflammation of the pancreas), pancreatic/bile duct cancer and other rare diseases of the bile duct. I also perform advanced endoscopy of the pancreas i.e. endoscopic ultrasound & ERCP (i.e. endoscopic retrograde cholanigopancreatography).
I have been the Director of Endoscopy of the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals and have ensured high quality of standards and service provision to all patients. This has been facilitated by the annual accreditation by the national regulatory body - JAG - Joint Advisory Group.
Freeman Hospital is one of the few nationally accredited training centres for advanced endoscopy including endoscopic ultrasound.
I am active at a regional, national and international level in my field - Refer Below Section
I am well published in the field of gastroenterology and pancreaticobiliary medicine - Publications
In my leisure time I enjoy cycling, yoga and listening to music.