About Dr Barnardo
I graduated from the the University of Nottingham with a BMedSci (Hons) in 1994 and following general medical training, undertook specialist training at the Institute of Liver Studies at King's College Hospital, Guy's and St Thomas' University Hospital and Brighton and Sussex University Hospital.
Whilst at the Institute of Liver Studies at Kings College Hospital, I completed research into MARS therapy (a liver-assisting device) and the haematological complications of liver disease. I presented the results of this and other research both nationally and internationally and was awarded my Doctor of Medicine (MD) in 2009 for this work. I further developed my hepatology and endoscopic skills during my prestigious hepatology training fellowship at the Peninsula Liver Centre in Plymouth.
In 2009, I was appointed Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist at St Mary's Hospital and moved back to Kent in 2012.
In recognition of my work in gastroenterology, I was awarded my Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) in 2015 followed by the prestigious Fellow of the American Gastroenterology Association (AGAF) in 2017.
I was the lead consultant on the development of local liver services and Clinical Lead for Gastroenterology at Medway Maritime Hospital NHS Trust for four years before transferring to Maidstone & Tunbridge NHS Trust at the end of 2016.