Spotlight on a specialist: Dr Adam Harris, Consultant Gastroenterologist

Dr Adam Harris, Gastroenterologist

Why did you choose your specialty?

I really enjoy the combination of out-patient clinics and endoscopic procedures.

What do you enjoy most about your job?

Dealing with very treatable conditions; I am able to relieve most patients’ symptoms. 

What one thing do you wish every member of the public knew?

The importance of the gut microbiota in health and disease. 

What three traits define you?

Organisational skills, sense of humour and timeliness  

Who is your inspiration?

Dr Iain Murray-Lyon, Retired Consultant Gastroenterologist at Charing Cross Hospital. I was one of his undergraduate students and his House Officer in 1987.  His teaching, enthusiasm and clinical abilities shaped my career choice and help enabled it. 

What accomplishment in your life are you most proud of?

Over 29 years of marriage to my wife, Sara, and our 3 sons.

If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be?

Car sales.

What advances in medicine are you most excited about?

How changes in the biodiversity of the gut microbiota will be shown to influence Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

What (health) app would you most recommend?

I do not use any (I use a Blackberry for work!)

 Dr Adam Harris, Gastroenterologist
Dr Adam Harris, Gastroenterologist

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