- 1984 BSc (2:1), University of London, in basic medical science with physiology
- 1987 MB BS degrees awarded by Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School
- 1990 Membership of Royal College of Physicians of London
- 1995 Doctor of Medicine, University of London. Thesis entitled "The effect of Helicobacter pylori infection on gastric acid secretion and duodenal bulb morphology".
- 2001 Fellowship of Royal College of Physicians of London
- 2010 Post Graduate Certificate In Strategic Leadership
- General Medical Council
- Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland
- British Society of Gastroenterology
- American Gastroenterology Association
- Fellow of Royal College of Physicians
I attended Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, West London from 1981 until graduation in 1987. My post-graduate training in internal medicine and gastroenterology took place in Charing Cross, St Mary's, Central Middlesex, St Thomas and St George's Hospitals in London and in Kingston, Epsom, Hillingdon and Harefield Hospitals in the Home Counties.
I spent two years (1993-5) in full time academic study as a research fellow investigating the relationship between infection with Helicobacter pylori, gastric acid output, duodenal bulb morphology and duodenal ulcer disease. This work was submitted as a thesis to the University of London leading to Doctor of Medicine higher degree.
From 1995 until 1997 I worked as Senior Registrar to Dr JJ Misiewicz and Professor D Silk at Central Middlesex Hospital, London. I completed my clinical training in dyspepsia, gastro-oesophageal reflux and liver diseases and developed particular expertise in the management of patients with inflammatory bowel diseases and functional abdominal conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome.
I was appointed as Consultant Physician & Gastroenterologist to Kent & Sussex Hospital in spring 1997 where I worked until October 2017.