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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. 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 had a lead role in education and have served as Associate Undergraduate Dean from 2011 to 2020.
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.
I usually see patients on a Tuesday afternoon at BMI Lancaster.
Areas of interest
Chronic Kidney Disease
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Nephrologist at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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
(Additional) Languages spoken
- German - Native or bilingual
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
- MD Luebeck University, Germany 1997
- Privatdozent (German equivalent to Lecturer) Hannover Medical School, Germany 2007
- Staatsexamen Luebeck University, Germany 1997
- Honorary Clinical Professorship Hannover Medical School, Germany 2012
Reference number 6155756
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Fellow Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh 2009
- Distinguished Fellow European Renal Association (ERA/EDTA) 2016
- European Hypertension Specialist European Society Hypertension (ESH) 2008
- Fellow American Society of Nephrology 2006
- Fellow Royal College of Physicians of London 2011
Details of entry to specialist register
- General Internal Medicine and Nephrology, 2007
- BMI The Lancaster Hospital, LA1 3RH
- 13:00 - 17:00
- 01524 62345
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