With over 15 years of experience, I've been the Clinical Lead for Paediatric Gastroenterology at the Sheffield Children's Hospital, in addition to running my own private practice. Educated in both India and the UK I’m dually accredited in both General Paediatrics and Paediatric Gastroenterology.
Having developed the first training course in paediatric upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, I now regularly facilitate national and international training courses for basic diagnostic endoscopy as well as advanced techniques, such as paediatric wireless capsule enteroscopy, colonoscopy and therapeutic endoscopy. I’ve worked with some of the pioneers in paediatric endoscopy and this has led to additional expertise in novel techniques like double balloon enteroscopy and endoscopic pyloromyotomy.
I’m committed to developing newer and better services for the care of children and adolescents with gastrointestinal disorders, and this has led to several innovations, such as iron infusions as a substitute for blood and single step gastrostomy button tubes for feeding.
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You can view examples of some of the awards I've won, together with invitations to speak and thank you letters from several professional bodies in the gallery.
|(Supervisor and Guide) Young Investigator Award for medical student at Sheffield Medical School (ESPGHAN)||2018|
|Consultant Triple Excellence Award (Sheffield Children's Hospital NHS Trust)||2017|
|Consultant Excellence Award (Sheffield Children's Hospital NHS Trust)||2015|
|Consultant Excellence Award (Sheffield Children's Hospital NHS Trust)||2013|
|Poster of distinction (BSPGHAN)||2012|
|Young Investigator Award (ESPGHAN)||2009|
|Innovations (Successful cost and quality improvement projects)|
|Single-step percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy button placements||2016-2017|
|Developed nurse consultant led biologics and biosimilar clinics||2016-2017|
|Developed accelerated administration of Infliximab clinics||2015-2016|
|Developed dietitian led coeliac disease clinics||2014-2015|
|Parenteral single visit iron administration instead of blood transfusions||2012-2017|
|Clinical Lead (Head of Department) - Paediatric Gastroenterology||Sheffield Children's Hospital NHS Trust||Jul 2016|
|Approval (external validation) of international paediatric hands-on endoscopy course||Joint Advisory Group on Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (JAG)||Mar 2015|
|Training Programme Director||Yorkshire and Humberside Deanery||Mar 2013|
|Lead for Care of Children with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)||Sheffield Children's Hospital NHS Trust||Nov 2012|
|Director of International Upper Gastrointestinal Endoscopy course||Sheffield International Paediatric Endoscopy Academy||Mar 2012|
|Associate Clinical Lecturer||University of Sheffield||Nov 2010|
|Consultant in Paediatric Gastroenterology||Sheffield Children's Hospital NHS Trust||Oct 2010|
|Dual Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST) in Paediatrics & Paediatric Gastroenterology||Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH)||Aug 2010|
|National Paediatric Gastroenterology GRID training||Three year rotation through Sheffield, Leeds and Newcastle||Sep 2008|
|Interviewer for speciality registrar (SpR) paediatric posts||Northern Deanery||2008-2010|
|Interviewer for Foundation posts||Yorkshire Deanery||2008-2009|
|Specialist registrar training in paediatrics and neonatology||Northern Deanery (Newcastle University, UK)||Sep 2005|
|Membership into Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (MRCPCH)||Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH)||Jun 2005|
|Senior House office in paediatrics and paediatric sub specialities||Northern Deanery, UK||Feb 2003|
|Resident Medical Officer and Diplomat of National Board||Sanjeevani Charity Hospital, Mumbai, India||Apr 2001|
|Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)||JJM Medical College, India||Mar 2001|
|Invitation to speak as an expert in Montreal, Canada||World Congress of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Health and Nutrition (WCPGHAN)||Oct 2016|
|Invitation to lead and conduct hands-on endoscopy workshop in Athens, Greece||European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN)||May 2016|
|Invitation to lead and conduct hands-on annual endoscopy workshops in New Delhi, India||Apollo Hospitals||Aug 2014|
I have been lead and co-supervisor for various research projects and have facilitated a total of 30 paper (oral/poster) presentations at national and international conferences between 2012-2018 by ST3 trainees, GRID trainees, endoscopy fellows and nursing colleagues. This includes three papers that went on to receive the award of ‘posters of distinction’ for two different trainees at the National Paediatric Gastroenterology meeting (published in BSPGHAN Journal, 2013). One of the trainees also went on to become a consultant colleague.
(Application made for National research ethics committee approval and for funding grant from Sheffield Children's Hospital Charity via Children's Research Facility (CRF))