Name and PositionDr Simon Rushbrook
Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Contact DetailsMain Telephone Number:01603 288404
Speciality: Hepatology (MBBS FRCP PhD)
Sub-speciality : Hepatobiliary Medicine and Liver Transplantation
Special clinical interests : My clinical expertise is in the management of patients with acute and chronic liver disease. I have over a decade of experience in the assessment and post operative management of patients that have undertaken liver transplantation. I have trained endoscopically in the management of portal hypertension and in ERCP and radial and linear EUS. My PhD is in viral immunology and I have a keen interest in the management of patients with chronic biliary tract disease.
Research interests : Genomics of the Liver. I have established a UK consortium of investigators that are collecting DNA from patients with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis. We hope to perform a genome wide association scan towards the end of this year.
Professional profile : I qualified in 1997 from the United and Medical Dental Schools of Guys and St Thomas’s. Having completed my House jobs in London I moved to Cambridge where I completed a 4 year PhD establishing the role of T regulatory cells in chronic viral hepatitis. During this time I gained experience in Liver transplantation and acute and chronic liver disease. I then undertook a further 3 years of training on the Cambridge Liver unit during my registrar training. During my PhD and training I undertook ERCP and EUS training and developed an interest in hepatobiliary disease, particularly PSC. During this time I have established a consortium of UK investigators to determine the genetic basis of PSC. My goals are to alongside my colleague Martin Phillips to develop a 2nd level hepatology unit for the East Anglian region.
Personal Profile: I enjoy spending time with my family and playing both classical and jazz piano.