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Dr Anjan Dhar

Reader in Medicine (Durham University), Consultant Gastroenterologist,

I have an interest in luminal gastroenterology and have been trained in inflammatory bowel disease and advanced therapeutic endoscopy and colonoscopy in India and subsequently at the University of Oxford and University College London. I have held the British Society of Gastroenterology International Fellowships at the Medical University of South Carolina USA and Tokyo Japan for early GI cancer diagnosis and endoscopic treatment. I have been the recipient of several BSG Annual Conference best presentations and am a speaker at national meetings.

I currently conduct the inflammatory bowel disease clinic at Bishop Auckland and have a research interests in new technologies for endoscopic diagnosis and treatment of early cancers in Barrett's Oesophagus. I run the regional Radiofrequency Ablation Service for Barrett's Oesophagus in the Durham and Tees Valley. My current research interests include Barrett's Oesophagus Coeliac Disease and inflammatory bowel disease and I currently run over 10 clinical studies in various aspects of Gastrointestinal Research with regional and national collaborators in the UK. I am a member of the Durham University Faculty of Gastroenterology, and a founding member of the Northern Region Endoscopy Group.

I have over 50 publications in helicobacter pylori, IBD and endoscopy, and I have been a recipient of a Commonwealth Fellowship to the University of Oxford for gastroenterology training and the British Society of Gastroenterology fellowship for training in advanced endoscopy. I was elected to the FRCP of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in 2005 and to the Fellowship of the American Gastroenterology Association in 2012. I have a Certificate in Medical Education from the University of Newcastle and have an interest in the education of trainees in medicine and gastroenterology.

I am the Lead for Gastroenterology in the Trust, the Clinical Lead for UGI Cancers and for GI Research in the Trust

  • Department: Gastroenterology
  • Speciality: Gastroenterology
  • Based at Hospital site: Darlington Memorial Hospital
  • Special interests: Inflammatory bowel disease, Barrett's oesophagus therapeutic endoscopy, coeliac disease early GI cancer treatment, endoscopic resection and RFA
  • Secretary: Michelle Trembath
  • Training: Doctorate in Medicine and Gastroenterology (India), Commonwealth Gastroenterology Fellowship (Oxford University), University College London hospitals (Gastroenterology SpR training)
  • Qualifications: DM (Gastroenterology), MD (Medicine), FRCPE, AGAF, Cert.Med.Ed
  • Date added to the specialist register: 2002
  • Training role: Endoscopy trainer, NIHR Clinical Researcher, and Lead Clinical Researcher for luminal gastroenterology. Research interests in Barrett’s oesophagus, inflammatory bowel disease, coeliac disease, advanced therapeutic endoscopy
Dr Anjan Dhar

Contact Information

Tel: 01388 455 170

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