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- Inflammatory bowel disease
I am a consultant gastroenterologist and general physician. I have been in this role since 2013 at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust. I am the clinical lead for Gastroenterology at the trust and until recently was the endoscopy lead as well.
My special interests are liver diseases, any bowel problems, acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome and endoscopy.
I perform all forms of endoscopy and I am also accredited for bowel scope screening.
I trained in gastroenterology in north London deanery and have spend 2 years specifically at University college hospital London and Royal Free hospital managing patients with complex liver conditions and liver transplants.
I have been part of many publications in medical journals which are peer reviewed and many abstracts in national and international conferences.
Areas of interest
Liver disease; Gall stones; Inflammatory bowel disease; Irritable bowel syndrome; Acid reflux; Small intestinal bacterial over growth; Constipation; diarrhoea; bloating; pancreatitis;
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Gastroenterologist and General Physician,
Tunbridge Wells Hospital
I am actively involved with the cricket team of my village and play matches during the summer with winter net sessions.
I like long walks with my family and dog
I am also involved with charity for children with regular donations to UNICEF.
1- Best poster presentation at the national British society of Gastroenterology conference for management of liver disease.
2- National Talent search scholarship.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Hindi - Native or bilingual
1- Multicenter cohort study of patients with buried bumper syndrome treated endoscopically with a novel, dedicated device.
Costa D, Despott EJ, Lazaridis N, Woodward J, Kohout P, Rath T, Scovell L, Gee I, Hindryckx P, Forrest E, Hollywood C, Hearing S, Mohammed I, Coppo C, Koukias N, Cooney R, Sharma H, Zeino Z, Gooding I, Murino A.
Gastrointest Endosc. 2020 Nov 19:S0016-5107(20)34957-9. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2020.11.009. Online ahead of print.
2- Percutaneous Antegrade Colonic Stent Insertion Using a Proximal Trans-peritoneal Colopexy Technique.
Kawa B, Sharma H, Ignotus P, Shaw A.
Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2019 May;42(5):787. doi: 10.1007/s00270-018-2134-6. Epub 2019 Jan 2.
3- Percutaneous Antegrade Colonic Stent Insertion Using a Proximal Trans-peritoneal Colopexy Technique.
Kawa B, Thomson B, Rabone A, Sharma H, Wetton C, Wright C, Ignotus P, Shaw A.
Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol. 2018 Oct;41(10):1618-1623. doi: 10.1007/s00270-018-2002-4. Epub 2018 Jun 26.
4-Endoscopic management of postcholecystectomy biliary leaks.
Sharma H, Bird G.
Frontline Gastroenterol. 2011 Oct;2(4):230-233. doi: 10.1136/flgastro-2011-100031. Epub 2011 Aug 31.
5- Diagnostic utility of single-user peroral cholangioscopy in sclerosing cholangitis.
Kalaitzakis E, Sturgess R, Kaltsidis H, Oppong K, Lekharaju V, Bergenzaun P, Vlavianos P, Sharma H, Westaby D, Webster GJ.
Scand J Gastroenterol. 2014 Oct;49(10):1237-44. doi: 10.3109/00365521.2014.936032. Epub 2014 Jul 10.
6- Primary peritoneal mesothelioma: Case series and literature review
January 2011Gastroentérologie Clinique et Biologique 35(1):55-9
SourcePubMed; Sharma H, Bell I, Schofield J, Bird G. Primary peritoneal mesothelioma: case series and literature review. Clin Res Hepatol Gastroenterol. 2011;35:55–59. [PubMed] [Google Scholar]
7-W1122 Retrospective Study of Outcomes of Patients with Crohn's Disease Treated with Early Immunosuppression
May 2009Gastroenterology 136(5)
Courses offered to GPs
Liver disease update to GP's
- MBBS Bangalore University, India 2001
- MRCP Royal college of Physicians, London 2007
- MRCP Gastroenterology Royal College of Physicians, London 2011
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians 2017
- liver and biliary disease University college of London and Royal Free Hospital, London 2010
Reference number 6039368
Details of entry to specialist register
- Specialist in Gastroenterology and General medicine, 2013
Affiliations / memberships
General Medical Council
Royal College of Physicians
British Gastroenterology Society