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I trained as a nephrologist and I am on the specialist register for Renal and General Internal Medicine.
I was appointed Consultant Physician and Nephrologist with an interest in undergraduate education at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 2007. I have been in this role for 12 years now. in my NHS role I see patients with a wide variety of kidney problems.
My subspecialty interest is kidney transplantation and I lead our transplant listing programme and see patients after transplantation.
I have a lead role in education and have been Associate Undergraduate Dean since 2011.
I also have a strong research background and obtained a lecturer degree in Medicine with a thesis on small-vessel vasculitis. I have published 150+publications on a variety of topics in Renal Medicine. I have contributed two chapters to Oxford Textbook of Clinical Nephrology. I am Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology (FASN) and Distinguished Fellow of the European Renal Association (FERA). I am Honorary Clinical Professor.
In my private practice I see patients with chronic kidney disease of all stages except those on dialysis or close to needing dialysis. I also see patients with difficult to control blood pressure or proteinuria (protein in the urine).
The COVID-19 situation has prompted some changes to my practice. I do clinics face to face, via video or via telephone. All new appointments are face to face so that I can examine the patient although on occasion a video appointment may suffice. For follow up I offer video appointments via BMI Healthcare or telephone or face to face, depending on the clinical situation and patient preference.
Due to the availability of video consultation technology I can now offer a second opinion for patients further away - to be able to do this I would need all relevant medical correspondence and laboratory results and imaging sent to me prior to the appointment.
Areas of interest
Chronic Kidney Disease
- B M I Heathcare The Lancaster Hospital Meadowside Lancaster LA1 3RH
- 01524 62345
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Nephrologist with an interest in undergraduate education at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Associate Undergraduate Dean/Manchester University
All areas of nephrology, small vessel vasculitis, history of medicine
classical music, hiking, travel
Category 6 regional clinical excellence award
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Quality Awards 2011, 2013 and 2016
150+ peer reviewed publications
Two chapters in Oxford Textbook of Clinical Nephrology
Courses offered to GPs
Regular talks to GPs on chronic kidney disease and hypertension
- Honorary Clinical Professorship Hannover Medical School, Germany 2012
- Privatdozent (German equivalent to Lecturer) Hannover Medical School, Germany 2007
- MD Luebeck University, Germany 1997
- Staatsexamen Luebeck University, Germany 1997
Reference number 6155756
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Distinguished Fellow European Renal Association (ERA/EDTA) 2016
- European Hypertension Specialist European Society Hypertension (ESH) 2008
- Fellow Royal College of Physicians of London 2011
- Fellow Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh 2009
- Fellow American Society of Nephrology 2006
Details of entry to specialist register
- General Internal Medicine and Nephrology, 2007
- BMI The Lancaster Hospital, LA1 3RH
- 13:00 - 17:00
- 01524 62345
- Fulwood Hospital, PR2 9SZ
- 09:00 - 12:00
- 01772 704111
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