Dr Andrew Thillainayagam qualified in Medicine from the University of Manchester in 1984. He then undertook specialist medical training in St Bartholomew’s Hospital and St Mark’s Hospital in London, and then the John Radcliffe Hospital and Royal Berkshire Hospital in Oxford. He then decided to specialise into the field of Gastroenterology having completed his PhD in 1995. His doctoral research involved investigating fluid therapy of acute infections of diarrhoea.
Dr Thillainayagam has specialist interests in therapeutic endoscopy, malignancy of the digestive system, inflammatory bowel diseases and hepatopancreatic biliary medicine.
Following the completion of his PhD, he was appointed the title Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Medicine for the Hammersmith Hospitals NHS Trust and the Royal Postgraduate Medical School. More specifically, he is the lead clinician for cancer of the upper GI tract, the lead interventional endoscopist and coordinator for the GI curriculum for undergraduate students for the Faculty of Medicine of Imperial College London. The research he is currently undertaking includes cholangiocarcinoma, endoscopic imaging, anaemia, bile salt malabsorption and palliation of GI cancer.
MBChB University of Manchester (1984)