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Consultant Hepatologist

Complex cases may incur an additional fee and take longer to prepare a report (only after agreement)

Titles

  • Consultant Hepatologist and Clinical Director for Liver Services
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer, Institute of Liver and Digestive Health
  • Secretary for the British Liver Transplant Group (2015 - present)
  • Member of Council for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow (2016 - present)

Expertise

  • Abnormal liver function tests
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Biliary endoscopy (ERCP)
  • Autoimmune liver diseases (autoimmune hepatitis)
  • Cholestatic liver diseases (primary sclerosing cholangitis and primary biliary cirrhosis)
  • Liver transplantation

Procedures

  • Upper GI endoscopy
  • ERCP
  • EUS
  • Liver biopsy

Most common conditions seen

  • Abnormal liver function
  • Chronic liver disease/cirrhosis
  • Biliary disease
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis
  • Autoimmune hepatitis
  • Liver transplantation
  • Hepatobiliary malignancy

Most common symptoms seen

  • Pruritus
  • Right upper quadrant pain
  • Jaundice
  • Ascites
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Fatigue
  • Drowsiness/confusion

Background

He was born in Canada to Scottish parents and brought up and educated in Glasgow, Scotland.

Training

He completed both his undergraduate training (in 1990) and postgraduate training (CCST in Gastroenterology and General Medicine) in 2002. He undertook a 2 year period of dedicated research in hepatology and was awarded an MD in 2002. Thereafter he undertook a fellowship in liver transplantation in London, Ontario before being appointed as Consultant Hepatologist to The Liver Unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham. In 2008 he moved to London to take up a position as Consultant Hepatologist.

Clinical interests and areas of expertise

His clinical and academic interests are in biliary endoscopy, autoimmune and cholestatic liver diseases and liver transplantation.

As clinical director for the liver transplant, hepatobiliary and pancreatic service and hepatology services, he has a particular interest in improving clinical outcomes for patients with liver disease, developing networked specialist clinical services and improving patient and staff experience.

Research interests

He has a number of active research interests but particularly in primary sclerosing cholangitis, Primary biliary cholangiitis and aoutimmune hepatitis in addition to an active research interest in liver transplantation and biliary endoscopy.

Qualifications

  • MB ChB (University of Glasgow) 1990
  • MRCP (UK) 1993
  • MD (University of Glasgow) 2002
  • CCST (G(I)M and Gastroenterology) 2002
  • FRCP (Glasgow) 2004
  • FRCP (London) 2006

GMC Number: 3453704

Date of Registration: 1991

Memberships

  • British Society of Gastroenterology
  • British Transplantation Society
  • British Association for the Study of the Liver
  • European Association for the Study of the Liver

Complex cases may incur an additional fee and take longer to prepare a report (only after agreement)

Titles

  • Consultant Hepatologist and Clinical Director for Liver Services
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer, Institute of Liver and Digestive Health
  • Secretary for the British Liver Transplant Group (2015 - present)
  • Member of Council for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Glasgow (2016 - present)

Expertise

  • Abnormal liver function tests
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Biliary endoscopy (ERCP)
  • Autoimmune liver diseases (autoimmune hepatitis)
  • Cholestatic liver diseases (primary sclerosing cholangitis and primary biliary cirrhosis)
  • Liver transplantation

Procedures

  • Upper GI endoscopy
  • ERCP
  • EUS
  • Liver biopsy

Most common conditions seen

  • Abnormal liver function
  • Chronic liver disease/cirrhosis
  • Biliary disease
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis
  • Primary biliary cirrhosis
  • Autoimmune hepatitis
  • Liver transplantation
  • Hepatobiliary malignancy

Most common symptoms seen

  • Pruritus
  • Right upper quadrant pain
  • Jaundice
  • Ascites
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Fatigue
  • Drowsiness/confusion

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