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Dr Tanwar qualified from Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospital Medical School in 2001 and is certified on the GMC specialist register as a consultant in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Internal Medicine.
In 2014, he was appointed as a Consultant Gastroenterologist with a specialist interest in HPB medicine and interventional endoscopy at Barts Health NHS Trust.
Dr Tanwar is also Honorary Associate Professor at the UCL Institute for Liver & Digestive Health.
Dr Tanwar completed his specialist Gastroenterology training in London during which he trained at numerous centres of excellence including University College Hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital, King’s College Hospital and the Royal Free Hospital. In the penultimate year of his training he was selected in open national competition for the London Deanery Advanced Hepatology Fellowship.
During his specialist training, Dr Tanwar also undertook a 4-year PhD research fellowship within the division of medicine at University College London. He has published widely in peer reviewed international journals and textbooks with more than 30 publications to his credit on a broad range of subjects such as diagnostic testing, HPB medicine, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, anaemia and gastrointestinal malignancy. He currently serves on the editorial board for several Gastroenterology and Hepatology journals.
Alongside his expertise in minimally invasive diagnostic techniques, Dr Tanwar also performs complex endoscopic procedures such as enteral stenting and ERCP using advanced endoscopic techniques that avoid the need for formal surgery.
He also has the largest published experience in the UK of endoscopic gallbladder stenting as a non-operative procedure for symptomatic gallbladder disease (endoscopic transpapillary gallbladder stenting).
Areas of interest
Change of bowel Habit;
Inflammatory Bowel Disease;
Abnormal Liver function Tests;
Fatty Liver Disease;
Chronic Liver disease;
Diagnostic Endoscopy (Gastoscopy & Colonoscopy);
Advanced Endoscopy including ERCP, Stenting, dilatation and the removal of Polyps;
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist, Barts Health NHS Trust
Honorary Associate Professor, UCL Institute for Liver & Digestive Health
I live in North East London with my wife, a paediatrician and two young children.
My hobbies include cycling, gardening, DIY, going to the gym. Weekends also entail the provision of a shuttle bus service for my children between football and other activities!
I have published more than 30 original articles and book chapters together with numerous presentations at international meetings on a broad range of subjects such as diagnostic testing, Endoscopy, HPB medicine, Hepatitis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, anaemia and gastrointestinal malignancy.
I attained my PhD from the Division of Medicine at University College London (UCL) for which I won numerous prizes and awards.
A full list of my publications can be found on my website: www.drtanwar.co.uk
- MRCP (UK) MRCP (London) Royal College of Physicians 2004
- MBBS Guys and St Thomas School of Medicine 2001
- PhD University College London 2018
- FEBGH European Board of Gastroenterology & Hepatology 2018
- FRCP (London) Royal College of Physicians 2019
Reference number 6030885
Details of entry to specialist register
- Gastroenterology, Hepatology, Internal Medicine , 2014
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Physicians
British Society of Gastroenterology
British Association for the Study of Liver Disease
British Medical Association
General Medical Council
European Board of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
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Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
IV sedation administered by operator - (5-50)
Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) includes forceps biopsy, biopsy urease test and dye spray - (5-50)
Diagnostic colonoscopy, includes forceps biopsy of colon and ileum - (5-50)
Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) and immediate colonoscopy includes forceps biopsies, biopsy test and dye spray (as sole procedure) - (5-50)
Therapeutic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) with therapy for acutely bleeding ulcer or varices - (1-5)
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