Gastrointestinal Emergencies, Second Edition

Gastrointestinal Emergencies, Second Edition

Editor(s): Tony C. K. Tham, John S. A. Collins, Roy M. Soetikno

Print ISBN: 9781405146340

Online ISBN: 9781444303292

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303292

Author Biography


About the Author

Dr Tham qualified in 1985 from the Queen's University of Belfast's medical school. He trained as a gastroenterologist and physician in Northern Ireland. He completed his training as Visiting Advanced Gastroenterology Fellow in the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA. He has been Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist in the Ulster Hospital, Dundonald, Belfast since 1997. During this time, he has developed gastroenterology services in the Ulster Hospital, especially in therapeutic endoscopy and ERCP. He is the lead clinician for Upper Gastrointestinal Cancer in the hospital and surrounding hospital network. He has recently been appointed Head of the School of Medicine in the Northern Ireland deanery. He is on the Specialist Advisory Committee for internal medicine at the Joint Royal College of Physicians Training Board. He is also on the British Society of Gastroenterology committee for clinical standards. He is an assessor for doctors applying for direct entry into the specialist register in the United Kingdom. He is an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians and also Queen's University of Belfast medical school.


Dr John Collins graduated from The Queen's University of Belfast in 1976. His postgraduate training in gastroenterology and internal medicine was completed in the RAF Medical Services, the Northern Ireland Deanery and in the Medical College of Wisconsin. He was appointed as Consultant Gastroenterologist to the Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast in 1990. He has research interests in H pylori, GORD and small bowel capsule endoscopy. He is a Past President of the Irish Society of Gastroenterolgy and is currently Secretary of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.

Roy Soetikno, MD, was promoted to associate professor of medicine (gastroenterology and hepatology) at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System through February 2008. He is a leader in advanced therapeutic endoscopy and endoscopic ultrasonography. He specializes in performing endoscopic surgery of early gastrointestinal cancer. Soetikno is chief of the endoscopy unit at the VA and associate chief of the gastrointestinal section.
His educational background includes engineering, epidemiology, gastroenterology and technical expertise in endoscopy. Soetikno has an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from Washington University (1985), a medical degree from the University of Chicago (1990) and a graduate degree in health sciences research from Stanford (1996). He later completed clinical and research fellowships in gastroenterology at Stanford, an advanced therapeutic endoscopy fellowship at Harvard and a fellowship in ultrasound and gastrointestinal oncology at UC-Irvine. He became an assistant professor at Stanford in 1999.

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