Job Opportunity:

Clinical Fellowship within HPB Medicine and Pancreaticobilliary Endoscopy - University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH)

Commencing Sept 2020

This position is a clinical training post in HPB medicine and advanced endoscopy, and is specifically intended for those wishing to further their training in pancreaticobiliary medicine and advanced endoscopy. It will also offer excellent opportunities to pursue clinical research in these areas.

The gastrointestinal services division at University College Hospital is one of the largest in the UK, with 15 clinical and academic consultant physicians working within the subspecialty areas of upper GI medicine, HPB medicine, lower GI/IBD, nutrition, and clinical physiology. The state of the art endoscopy unit consists of  7 endoscopy rooms, including a dedicated ERCP/EUS screening room. The unit has an international reputation for advanced endoscopy and pancreaticobiliary medicine, with tertiary referrals received from around the UK, and more than 1000 ERCPs/EUS performed each year. UCH delivers one of the biggest services in cholangioscopy and interventional EUS in the UK. The post will include at least three consultant-led HPB endoscopy sessions, a general endoscopy/colonoscopy list, as well as a consultant supervised HPB clinic. The appointee will coordinate the monthly UCL/Oxford supraregional IgG4-related disease MDM. On-call gastroenterology/endoscopy cover is likely, on a 1:11 rota. Further ERCP/EUS opportunities may be available at the Royal Free Hospital, where the consultant team also contribute to the service.

There is a growing portfolio of clinical research projects, with strong links to academic medicine within the department and University College London, and ongoing research areas includes benign and malignant pancreatic and biliary disease, and advanced endoscopy. Previous appointees have achieved the expectation of presentations at national/international meetings, and peer-reviewed publications. Our team also has a very active endoscopy education portfolio, including the London Live Endoscopy course, Hands-On ERCP training courses, and other regular interventional endoscopy courses. In 2020 UCH is the live endoscopy site for the pan-European ESGE Days, and will be the UK site for the inaugural global streamed Endoscopy-on-Air. The successful candidate will also be expected to be involved in all our teaching commitments.

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Contact of current trainees/consultants who have undergone specific career paths and are happy to advise peers on in these areas:

Dr Natasha McDonald
Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatology at RAH, Paisley
Topic of interest: Transition from Registrar to Consultant; hepatology

Dr Gareth Rhys Jones
Consultant Gastroenterologist and Lecturer at Univesity of Edinburgh
Topic of interest: Accademic consultant jobs, IBD and immunology research

Dr Paul Brennan
SCRED GI registrar University of Dundee
Topic of Interest: SCRED jobs and hepatology clinical research

Dr Mhairi Donnelly
Gastroenterology Registrar, Liver Fellow at SLTU Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Topic of Interest: Liver year, Hepatology clinical Research

Dr Alexandra Thompson
Gastroenterology Registrar, Liver Fellow at Freeman Hospital, NewCastle
Topic  of Interest: Liver year, hepatology basic science research

Dr Ruairi Lynch
Gastroenterology Registrar and Lecturer at University of Edinburgh
Topic of Interest:  hepatology basic science research, ECAT

Dr Rosie Haddock
Gastroenterology Registrar in West of Scotland
Topic of Interest: LTFT (professional athlete)

Dr Sarah Minnis-Lyons
Gastroenterology Registrar in South  East of Scotland
Topic of Interest: LTFT and liver research

Dr Eliana Saffuri
Gastroenterology Registrar and Advance Endoscopy Fellow at GRI
Topic of Interest: advance endoscopy

Dr Gillian Leggett
Gastroenterology Registrar in ARI and former Clinical Fellow at multivisceral transplant centre Cambridge University hospital
Topic of Interest: nutrition and intestinal failure

If you are interested in discussing any specific issue with any of the contacts above please email

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