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I like to think of myself as a general specialist in that I have a wide experience of all aspects of gastroenterology and am comfortable to see and treat a host of problems. I've worked and trained at some of the most respected hospitals in London including St Mark's Hospital, The Liver Unit at King's College Hospital and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. My specific clinical interests lie in the areas of Inflammatory Bowel disease, Nutrition and the complex set of symptoms that make up the Irritable Bowel Syndrome. In addition to my clinical interests, I am greatly interested in the economics and management of health services and am involved in a number of management roles in the hospitals that I work at.
I'm Canadian-raised, Sri Lankan-born and have lived in the UK for nearly 20 years. I'm married to a kidney specialist and have two girls whom I love spending time with. I enjoy seeing patients of all backgrounds and I spend a good part of the consultation getting to know you as I believe that's very important when beginning a relationship.
Areas of interest
Dyspepsia; Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease; Heartburn; Peptic Ulcer Disease; Irritable Bowel Syndrome; Inflammatory Bowel Disease; Coeliac Disease; Abnormal Liver function tests; Alcohol-related Liver disease; Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease; Nutrition; Therapeutic Endoscopy; Colonoscopy; Polypectomy
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- BMI Shirley Oaks Hospital Poppy Lane CROYDON CR9 8AB
- 020 8655 5521
- 028 6555 541
Current NHS consultant posts held
Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
530 London Road
Intestinal Failure and Nutrition
I am an avid golfer and one day hope to have a scratch handicap. I also enjoy reading, skiing, swimming, tennis and travelling.
B Sc with 1st Class Honours
English with some passable French and Tamil!
AU Murugananthan, P Paskaran, et al. The Interventional Management of Central Venous Thrombosis Associated With Central Venous Catheters In Adult Parenteral Nutrition Patients. Submitted for Publication
AU Murugananthan , CT Tee, P Paskaran, et al: Second line agents are effective after failure of thiopurines in ulcerative colitis. Journal of Crohn's and Colitis, Volume 4, Issue 1, S101 p215, 2010
AU Murugananthan, P Paskaran, et al: Tingling Hands and Dilated Gut. Scandinavian Journal Of Gastroenterology. 2010 Dec;45(12):1518-9
AU Murugananthan, P. Paskaran, et al: Referral And Survival of Adult Patients Identified as Intestinal Transplantation Candidates. A 4-Year Single Centre Prospective Follow-up Study. Gut, Vol 58 (Suppl II), A268, 2009
AU Murugananthan, P. Paskaran, et al: Referral And Survival of Patients Identified as Candidates for Intestinal Transplantation. A 4-Year Prospective Follow-up from a Single Centre. Clinical Nutrition 2009 (Vol. 4, Issue 2, Page 107)
Murugananthan AU, Paskaran P, et al: Do the current intestinal transplant criteria predict mortality in patients on home parenteral nutrition? A longitudinal assessment in a single centre. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society 2009, 68 (OCE1), E24
Murugananthan AU, Paskaran P, et al: Do the Current Intestinal Transplant Criteria Predict Mortality in Patients On Home Parenteral Nutrition? A Longitudional Assessment in a Single Centre. Gastroenterology, Vol. 136, Issue 5, Pages A-140, 2009
Paskaran P, AU Murugananthan, et al: A Review of Outcomes In Patients on Home Parenteral Nutrition Meeting Criteria for Intestinal Transplant: Preliminary Results From a Single Centre Longitudinal Study. Gut, Vol 58 (Suppl I), A82, 2009
Paskaran P, et al: 3 Year Single Centre Review of Referral For Intestinal Transplantation. Clinical Nutrition, Vol 3, Supp 1, p158, 2008
Arnold J, Busbridge M, Sangwaiya A, Bhatkal B, Paskaran P, et al. Prohepcidin Levels in Refractory Anaemia Caused by Lead Poisoning. Case Rep Gastroenterol 2008; 2: 49-53.
Paskaran P, et al. Hepatitis E and Acute Liver Failure: A Review. Clinical Medicine: Case Reports 2008:1 133-135
Parmar N, Paskaran P, Daoud R. A Case Report of Foreign Body Insertion. Student BMJ Minerva June 2002.
Courses offered to GPs
I am open and available to giving talks on all aspects of gastroenterology and healthcare management.
I have a consistently high caecal intubation rate (CIR) for my colonoscopy procedures of 96% with a polyp detection rate of 25%. My comfort scores are amongst the highest in the units I presently work in.
I have just completed my 5-year revalidation cycle for the General Medical Council (GMC) and my patient satisfaction scores were in the highest quartile across all categories.
- B Sc (1st Class Honours) University of Alberta 1995
- MB ChB University of Dundee 2001
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians 2016
- MBA London Business School 2012
Details of entry to specialist register
- Gastroenterology & General Internal Medicine, 2012
Affiliations / memberships
British Society of Gastroenterology
American Gastroenterological Association
Royal College of Physicians
Medical Defence Union
- BMI Shirley Oaks Hospital, CR9 8AB
- 08:30 - 11:30
- 020 8655 5500
- BMI Shirley Oaks Hospital, CR9 8AB
- 06:00 - 09:00
- 020 8655 5500
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
BMI Shirley Oaks Hospital Main Reception: 02086555500