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Dr A.J.Grant is a Consultant Hepatologist (Liver Specialist) at University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust. He qualified from Birmingham Medical School in 1990 and trained as a Gastroenterologist in the West Midlands then subsequently sub-specialised in Hepatology. He undertook his liver disease training at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Liver Transplant Unit, and completed a successful PhD under the supervision of Prof D.H.Adams. After having completed his Certificate of Specialist Training in Gastroenterology and General (Internal) Medicine he was appointed in November 2004 to University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust as a Consultant Hepatologist. From 2008-10 he took on the role of Assistant Clinical Director for the Medical Unit at UHL. He is now Head of Service for the Digestive Diseases Centre as well as the Clinical Director of the Alliance LLR Partners Group which manage LLR Community Hospital Services from April 2014. Since his initial appointment he has been working with colleagues in University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust to develop a high quality Liver Service for the people of Leicestershire
Areas of interest
Hepatology; Cirrhosis; Portal Hypertension; Endoscopy; Viral Hepatitis; Autoimmune Hepatitis; PSC; Autoimmune Liver Disease; Hereditory Liver Disease; Alcohol Related Liver Disease; Fibroscan; Abnormal Liver Function Tests; Fatty Liver Disease; NASH; NAFLD
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Hepatologist, University Hospitals Leicester NHS Trust 2004
Clinical Director of the Alliance LLR Partners
PSC, PBC, Viral Hepatitis, Alcoholic Liver Disease
Golf, Cycling, Snowboarding, Guitar
2017 CEA L5
2014 CEA L4
2011 CEA L3
2010 Regional Innovation Fund Award
2009 CEA L2
2004 Core/Belmont Trust Award
2004 DDF Research Prize
2003 Peel Medical Research Trust Award
2000 MRC Max Perutz Essay Prize 2nd
1998 MRC Clinical Training fellowship
1998 DDF Fellowship.
1989 Rheumatology Prize- BirminghamUniversity
1989 Nuffield Foundation Bursary (Robert Malcolm Trust Travel Scholarship)
1986 Nuffield Foundation Studentship
The Development of Symptomatic Carpal Tunnel Syndrome after Orthotoptic Liver Transplantation: A Retrospective Analysis.
A.Grant, J. Buckels, J. Neuberger. Transplantation 1998:Vol 65(3) 442-444.
Guidelines on the use of Liver Biopsy in Clinical Practice.
A.J.Grant, J. Neuberger. (Commissioned by the British Society of Gastroenterology)
Gut 1999; 45(Suppl IV) IV1-IV11.
Lymphocytes: The Heart of the Immune Response.
A.J.Grant. Biological Sciences Review. Sept 1999.
MAdCAM-1 Expressed in Chronic Inflammatory Liver Disease Supports Mucosal Lymphocyte Adhesion to Hepatic Endothelium.
Allister J.Grant, Patricia F.Lalor, Stephan Hübscher, Michael Briskin and David H.Adams. Hepatology 2001;33:1065-1072
Homing of Mucosal Lymphocytes to the Liver in the Pathogenesis of Hepatic Complications of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. A. Grant, P.F.Lalor, M.Salmi, S.Jalkanen, D.H.Adams. Lancet 2002;359:150-57.
Recruitment of Lymphocytes to the Human Liver. P.F.Lalor, P.Shields, A.J.Grant, D.H.Adams. Immunology and Cellular Biology 2002, 80(1):52-64.
Hepatic Expression Of Secondary Lymphoid Chemokine (CCL-21) Promotes The Development Of Portal Associated Lymphoid Tissue In Chronic Inflammatory Liver Disease.
Allister J. Grant, Sarah Goddard, Jalal Ahmed-Choudray, Gary Reynolds, D.Jackson, Michael Briskin, Lijun Wu, Stefan G Hübscher, & David H. Adams. Am. J. Path 2002 160(4):1445-55
Understanding lymphocyte homing and the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease.
D Adams, A Grant, P Lalor. Molecular Insights into Gastroenterology. Gut 2002; 51(Suppl I): I0-I10
Lymphocyte homing in the pathogenesis of extra-intestinal manifestations of Inflammatory Bowel Disease., Bertus Eksteen, Alice E Miles, Allister J Grant and David H Adams. Clinical Medicine 2004; 4(2) 173-180.
Hepatic endothelial CCL25 mediates the recruitment of CCR9+ gut homing lymphocytes to the liver in Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis. Bertus Eksteen, Allister J. Grant, Alice Miles, Stuart Curbishley , Patricia F Lalor, Stefan G Hübscher, Michael Briskin , Mike Salmon & David H. Adams. Journal of Experimental Medicine 2004 200(11) 1511-17.
Courses offered to GPs
Lectures to GP's and Hospital doctors on a wide variety of subjects are available/downloadable on my website.http://hepatologist.sharepoint.com
- MB, ChB University of Birmingham. 1990
- MRCP 1(UK) RCP 1992
- MRCP 2(UK) RCP London 1993
- PhD University of Birmingham 2004
- FRCP RCP London 2008
Details of entry to specialist register
- GI and GIM, 2002
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
European Association for the study of the Liver (EASL)- Member
British Association for the Study of the Liver (BASL)- Member
British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG)- Member anf Liver section committee '07-10
BASL Viral Hepatitis Group- Member
Midlands Gastroenterological Society- Committee member
British Medical Association
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