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Last updated: 29 Jun 2020
- Accredited endoscopist
I am a general lumenal gastroenterologist, having qualified in Medicine in Glasgow and undertaken training in Glasgow, Edinburgh and the USA. I practice in NHS Lothian, based at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. My practice is broad, including most lumenal GI problems involving the oesophagus, stomach, intestines, pancreas and biliary tree. My main subspecialist interests are in Barrett's oesophagus, early cancer of the oesophagus and stomach, pancreatic disorders and endoscopic ultrasound procedures, as well as upper endoscopy and colonoscopy. I am currently Chair of British Society of Gastroenterology Endoscopy (BSGE) and Vice-president of the BSG. I am also a member of the American and European Societies of GI Endoscopy (ASGE and ESGE) and past Secretary of the Scottish Society of Gastroenterology (SSG). I am co-editor of Davidson's Principles and Practice of Medicine, a major international textbook.
Areas of interest
Barrett's oesophagus; Oesophageal disease; Endoscopic procedures; colonoscopy; endoscopic ultrasound; irritable bowel syndrome.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Gastroenterologist, Centre for Liver and Digestive Disorders, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Endoscopic ultrasound; Barrett's oesophagus.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- German - Conversational
Davidson's Principles & Practice of Medicine, 23rd edition, co-editor.
Courses offered to GPs
Reflux, Barrett's & oesophageal cancer; irritable bowel syndrome; GI cancer-who to refer; pancreaticobiliary disease.
- BSc (Hons) University of Glasgow 1986
- MB,ChB University of Glasgow 1988
- MD University of Glasgow 1995
- FRCP Edin Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh 1999
- Advanced Clinical Fellow Medical University of South Carolina, USA 1997
Reference number 3284975
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
British Society of Gastroenterology
American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Scottish Society of Gastroenterology
- Spire Shawfair Park Hospital
- 13:00 - 17:30
- 0131 334 0363
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