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Vishal Patel is a Consultant Hepatologist and Endoscopist with experience in all aspects of liver disease, including abnormal liver function tests, hepatitis, fatty liver disease, autoimmune conditions, fibrosis and cirrhosis. His NHS base is within the Liver Unit at King's College Hospital (KCH) where he looks after patients with advanced chronic liver disease and related complications. At Cleveland Clinic London Dr Patel works within the expert hepatology team to ensure patients receive the highest quality care, delivered in a welcoming and professional manner. He qualified from Guy’s & St Thomas’ Medical School and completed his specialist training in complex hepatology, liver intensive care and transplantation and interventional endoscopy at King's College Hospital.
Dr Patel conducts translational research as a Principal Investigator with his laboratory based at the Roger Williams Institute of Hepatology. His lab group investigates the oral and gut microbiome and cell-free DNA pathways in Advanced Chronic Liver Disease to better understand the condition and develop new therapies. He is Liver Research Delivery Unit Lead at KCH and has secured NIHR awarded funding to run one of the largest preventative liver trials in the UK, as well as from the Intensive Care Society and Association of Physicians (UK). He continues to publish extensively contributing knowledge to the field and enjoys collaborating scientifically within the UK, Europe and globally.
Areas of interest
Liver Diseases including abnormal liver function tests; hepatitis; fatty liver disease; autoimmune conditions; fibrosis; cirrhosis.
Endoscopy for varices surveillance; varices endo-therapy; anaemia investigation.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Hepatologist, Institute of Liver Studies and Transplantation, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Denmark Hill, London, UK. SE5 9RS
He is a Principal Investigator and group lead for Advanced Chronic Liver Disease focusing on the role of the oral and gut microbiome at The Roger Williams Institute of Hepatology. He also investigates the role of circulating cell-free DNA and coagulation dysfunction in ACLD.
He is involved in several observational and interventional translational studies in chronic and acute liver failure syndromes, including acute alcoholic hepatitis and hepatic encephalopathy. He is Chief Investigator of the BOPPP trial - NIHR funded (£2.2 million) - evaluating the effectiveness of non-selective beta-blockers in preventing variceal haemorrhage in patients with small oesophageal varices and cirrhosis.
He collaborates with colleagues within King's Health Partners and the UK and European hepatology community. He is a member of the Gut Microbiota for Health Expert Panel and BSG-BASL Liver Research Development Group, where national strategy for hepatology research is formulated.
Keen interest in self-care, fitness and mindfulness
Multiple investigator-initated and research council grants secured to study biological pathways in liver disease (microbiome, coagulation and cell-free DNA), invited speaker at national and international specialty conferences, BASL, AASLD and EASL awards received for research in liver disease
Bibliographic Information: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/vishal.patel.7/bibliography/public/
Courses offered to GPs
I am happy to offer talks and seminars on all aspects of liver disease, including abnormal liver function tests, hepatitis, fatty liver disease, autoimmune conditions, fibrosis and cirrhosis.
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- BSc Nutrition - First Class King's College London 2000
- MBBS with Distinction Guy's, King's & St Thomas' School of Medicine, London 2003
- MRCP Royal College of Physicians London 2006
- Specialty Certificate Examination (Gastroenterology) Royal College of Physicians London 2010
- Certification of Individual Compentency in Endoscopy Joint Advisory Group on GI Endoscopy, UK 2015
- Certificate of Completion Training: Gastroenterology, General (Internal) Medicine, Hepatology General Medical Council Specialist Registration 2017
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians London 2021
- PhD King's College London - School of Immunology & Microbial Sciences, Faculty of Life 2021
Reference number 6078626
Details of entry to specialist register
- GMC Specialist Registration, 2017
Affiliations / memberships
Gut Microbiota for Health Expert Panel member - British Society of Gastroenterology Research Section
Association of Physicians of Great Britain and Ireland
British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG)
British Association for the Study of the Liver (BASL)
BSG-BASL Liver Research Development Group
European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL)
American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)
International Society for Hepatic Encephalopathy & Nitrogen Metabolism (ISHEN)
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Post treatment communication
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