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Dr David Patch was appointed at the Royal Free Hospital as a Registrar in 1993 and completed his gastroenterology/general hepatology specialist training in 1998, accredited in General Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He was appointed to a substantive consultant post at the Royal Free Hospital in 1998 in the Department of Hepatology and Liver Transplantation.
Dr Patch's clinical role is as a Hepatologist and Liver Transplant Physician and his specialist interests include management of portal hypertension and complications of chronic liver disease. He performs upper endoscopies including variceal banding/gastric variceal gluing. He also performs a number of radiological procedures including trans-jugular liver biopsies, hepatic wedge pressure measurements and TIPS procedures. These have comprised his principal areas of research and he has lectured nationally and internationally on variceal bleeding and complications of portal hypertension. Furthermore he has been on the transplant rota at the Royal Free for nearly twenty years and has published within the field of rejection, and pre- and post-operative management.
He was recently Secretary of BASL (British Association for the Study of Liver disease).
Areas of interest
Liver transplantation; Portal hypertension; Chronic liver disease and cirrhosis; Vascular disorders of the liver.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Royal Free Hospital
Portal Vein thrombosis
- MB BS London 1987
- MRCP London 1990
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