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Last updated: 21 Jun 2020
- Inflammatory bowel disease
Dr Alissa Walsh (DPhil FRACP) is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at Nuffield Health, The Manor Hospital, Oxford and the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust. Dr Walsh has extensive international experience in clinical gastroenterology and endoscopy, including diagnostic and therapeutic gastroscopy and colonoscopy. She has also received training with the National Bowel Cancer Screening team. Dr Walsh has a sub-specialty interest in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis).
Dr Walsh completed her gastroenterology training in Australia and was awarded her consultancy from the Royal Australian College of Physicians in 2006. In 2007-2008 Alissa was a Clinical Fellow at the John Radcliffe Hospital. From 2008 Alissa was the Head of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Unit at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney. In 2018 Alissa completed a PhD at the University of Oxford, focusing on Inflammatory Bowel Disease. She has subsequently become part of the Consultant Gastroenterology team at the John Radcliffe Hospital.
Dr Walsh is renowned for being a leader in her field and is a compassionate doctor who delivers the best quality of care for her patients. Her clinical and research interests focus on patient-reported outcomes, remote monitoring for chronic disease, disease activity indices and faecal transplantation. Digital management and wearables to investigate the role of stress and abdominal symptoms is one of her current projects, in collaboration with Mt Sinai Hospital in New York. Dr Walsh also has an interest in teaching and is an Associate Fellow at Green Templeton College, University of Oxford.
Dr Walsh is the cofounder and a current director of a medical charity, Crohn’s colitis Cure. She is also a member of the British Society of Gastroenterology and European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation.
Dr Walsh also offers virtual consultations through the Oxford Virtual Hospital.
Areas of interest
Irritable Bowel Syndrome; Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis); diarrhoea; constipation; coeliac disease; bowel cancer screening; gastroscopy; colonoscopy
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