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
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
I am an active member of the Trust antimicrobial
team, outpatient intravenous antibiotic team and ITAL
I believe my enthusiasm, commitment and invaluable
experience will help the Trust meet the challenges ahead.
'Every aspect of my emergency care was dealt with quickly,
efficiently and professionally with full explanations and
compassion from all staff involved'.
Patient, Emergency Department, Darlington Memorial Hospital