Superspecialty and Subspecialty Training
I completed my super specialty training in gastroenterology and hepatology in the United Kingdom. During and after completion of specialist training in gastroenterology I pursued my special interest in transplant hepatology and hepatobiliary endoscopy (Endoscopic ultrasound and ERCP) at the University hospital Birmingham, United Kingdom. I trained for a cumulative period of nearly 3 years in transplant hepatology and hepatobiliary endoscopy, in addition to 5 years of gastroenterology training.
- I was the clinical audit lead for the West Midlands Biliary drainage audit at the university hospital North Staffordshire, UK. Sept 2009- Dec 2009.
- Outcomes of patients removed from Liver Transplant list due to improving condition: Queen Elizabeth Hospital, UK 2008.
- PEG Interferon alpha therapy for hepatitis C; Are we monitoring the thyroid function in accordance with the protocol. Queen Elizabeth Hospital 2008, UK.
- UK Comparative Audit of Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding and the Use of Blood: 2007 Audit lead for walsall manor hospital.
- Factors Predicting Long Term Acid Suppression or Anti Reflux Surgery for GORD Symptoms: A 10-Year Follow Up Study - 2005
- Coeliac disease – “A district general hospital experience” - 2003.
- Rheumatology referrals – Are GP referral letters helpful in arriving at a diagnosis and deciding on the urgency of the consultation. 2003.
- Standard of clerking and note keeping in A&E. 2002.
- ECG interpretation in A&E. 2001
Dissertation / Thesis
During my MD programme in INDIA between 1997 -1999 I completed a thesis on “Opportunistic infections in AIDS” (Roughly 6000 words). Around this time the epidemiology, clinical manifestations and the natural history of AIDS in INDIA was poorly understood. I presented this in the Association of physicians of INDIA meeting Andhra Pradesh chapter in 1999.
I recently conducted a national ENDOSCOPIC ULTRASOUND live course in Hyderabad India on 27th July 2014. In addition I have been invited as faculty on the EUS Asia pacific task force meeting on August 16th and 17tH 2014.
- ‘Birmingham EUS/ ERCP Live’ international conference, UK Nov 2011
- Amsterdam Live EUS course, Amsterdam, Holland June 2011
- St Marks Deep Enteroscopy Masterclass, London Nov 2010
- Faculty observer on Basic skills ERCP course, UHNS NHS Trust, Feb 2010.
- Basic skills course in ERCP, Stoke on Trent, UK May 2006
- Basic skills in therapeutic endoscopy, St Marks, London May 2005
- Basic skills in Colonoscopy, New cross hosp, Wolverhampton, UK July 2005
- Foundation course in upper GI endoscopy – EYSE, HULL, UK Feb 2004
CME / CONFERENCES
Kings college liver course, London
March 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011
DDW (AGA) Conference. Chicago. USA
Hammersmith acute medicine course
26 & 27 Sept 2009
UEGW; Vienna, Austria.
UCL hepatology course
Sept 2005 & Sept 2008
May 2007, Jun 2008
“Understanding statistics”. Birmingham
I have gained management experience principally through participation in service redevelopment/ improvement meetings of gastroenterology and acute medicine departments through my training. I was the junior doctors representative in 2007 at the Walsall Manor hospital in the MMC/ OOH practice committee when significant changes were being made to the way out of hours acute care was delivered including introduction of nurse practitioners and withdrawing house officers from the rota. I gained insight into the financial and administrative aspects of service delivery through regular participation in the ERCP service development meetings at the QEH. Management courses attended
- Management & Leadership Awareness Training – Stepping up to your Leadership Role: University of warwick. Two stage 5 day course in October 2008.
- SPR management and multiskills course (Jan 2010): London: UK.
Dr Andrew Dixon
Kettering general hospital
Dr Alison Brind
University hospital north Staffordshire NHS trust
Stoke on Trent
Dr David Mutimer
Queen Elizabeth hospital, University hospitals Birmingham NHS trust
Mindelsohn way, Birmingham, B15 2WB: Tel 01213712000
Dr Ashish Awasthi
Walsall Manor hospital