About Dr Bird
I read medicine at Trinity College, Cambridge, and carried out my clinical training at the London Hospital Medical College (now the Royal London and Barts).
After several years as a junior doctor, I joined the Institute of Liver Studies at King's College Hospital for a period of specialist training and research, undertaking a MD thesis on the subject of liver immunology and alcoholic liver disease. Throughout my five years in the Liver Unit I was part of a team led by Professor Roger Williams, looking after liver transplant cases, patients with liver failure and cases of viral hepatitis, among others.
Prior to my appointment as a Consultant Physician at Maidstone Hospital, I worked as a Senior Registrar in Glasgow at Stobhill Hospital, Gartnavel Hospital and the Western Infirmary.
While at Maidstone my energies have been directed at providing a specialised endoscopic service (including ERCP), setting up a system in West Kent for looking after those with hepatitis B and C and maintaining research and educational links with King's College Hospital. I have over 50 peer-reviewed publications.
I am a member of the Working Groups for the West Kent Hepatitis Centre and International Medical Club and was a previous Clinical Tutor at Maidstone Hospital.
At Benenden Hospital I provide treatments for general gastroenterology and liver disease.