Name and Position

Dr Arun Shankar
Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Contact Details

Main Telephone Number:01603 641192 and 01603 641186


Department page: Gastroenterology

Consultant Hepatologist              

Specialties: Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Special clinical interest: Alcoholic Liver Disease, Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) and Liver Transplantation.

Research interest: Alcoholic Liver Disease, Liver Transplantation

Secretary: Jane Markland and Alisha Stewart

Current membership(s) of professional National and Regional bodies: BASL, EASL, BSG

Degrees & Universities:  MBBS, Newcastle, B.Med.Sci. Newcastle

GMC number: 4526236        

Professional Expertise: Having trained in Newcastle as an undergraduate and junior doctor, I moved back to East Anglia where I undertook specialty training in Gastroenterology and Hepatology. As part of this I spent time in research in Cambridge studying Liver Transplantation and developing an interest in Alcoholic and Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. My particular areas of interest are Alcoholic Hepatitis, and the genetics of Alcoholic Liver Disease.

Personal profile: I am married with 3 small children who take up most of my spare time. I am a keen sportsman playing tennis and cycling. I enjoy cricket very much having played for the MCC and my minor county in my younger days.