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Dr J. Annie Abraham

Consultant Physician

I completed my graduation and post-graduation from the prestigious Christian Medical College Vellore in India. Thereafter, I worked in the role of Consultant Physician from 1997 and progressed to the level of Associate Professor in Medicine.

I moved to the North East of England and joined the University Hospital of North Durham as a Consultant in Acute Medicine in February 2006.

I held the role of clinical lead for acute medicine from 2010 to 2011. I was instrumental in re-establishing and re-designing the Rapid Access Medical assessment clinic and running an integrated service with the GP acute services at Durham. The audits have revealed that the ambulatory clinic is a valued and popular service with the patients and providers.

Having been a Head of Department and Associate Professor at a premier teaching hospital in the past, I continue to be passionate about teaching. I am an experienced clinical and educational supervisor for undergraduate and post graduate trainees, as well as a trained appraiser, mentor,research guide, interviewer, examiner and ARCP panelist. My research topic was on the role of Serum IgA in the diagnosis of tuberculosis.

In my role as one of the clinical leads for infection control, I have generated the drive to achieve  targets in health care associated infections and compliance with Trust antibiotic policy.

I am an active member of the Trust antimicrobial team, outpatient intravenous antibiotic team and  ITAL steering group.

I believe my enthusiasm, commitment and invaluable experience will help the Trust meet the challenges ahead.

  • Specialities: General Medicine, Acute medicine
  • Based at Hospital site: University Hospital of North Durham
  • Special interests: Acute Medicine
  • Secretary: Ms Sheila Johnson
  • Training: I have more than 17 years of post MD experience. I have held the position of Associate Professor in Medicine before taking up the role of Consultant in Acute Medicine at Durham in 2006. I held the post of Clinical Lead for Acute Medicine from 2010 to 2011.
  • Qualifications: MBBS, MD, DNB, PG cert. in Diabetes, FRCP
  • Date added to the specialist register: 1 July 2004
  • Training role: Clinical and Educational Supervisor for students and Trainees. My research topic was on the role of Serum IgA in the diagnosis of tuberculosis. I have been a guide and mentor for trainees doing research, and a trained appraiser, interviewer and ARCP panelist.

Contact Information


Tel: 0191 333 2673

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