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I’m called Udi by friends and staff, and Dr Udi by patients. Udi is a shortened version of my first name Ehoud.
Born in Israel to a Dutch mother and a Jewish Iraqi father, I came to London in 1969 aged 8 with my parents and younger brother. My father, a journalist had a 10 month posting. My parents loved London and we stayed, becoming citizens in 1974.
I trained in Bristol University Medical School qualifying in 1984. At that time junior doctors moved hospital frequently and I worked in Plymouth, Taunton, Nottingham, and Derby. Passing my MRCP exam in 1987 I became a medical registrar in Peterborough and subsequently Leicester.
Unable to decide between Gastroenterology and Diabetes I did my MD in Newcastle on Glucose metabolism in Cirrhosis. For a while I got the research bug, and followed my MD with a Medical Research Council clinical fellowship in Newcastle and Oxford Universities. But all my clever ideas turned to dust.
A job came up in Northampton and I have been a Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist at Northampton General Hospital since 1995. For 5 of those years I was Clinical Director of General Medicine and A&E. For the last four years I have concentrated on clinical work and teaching dividing my time between general medical emergency care, endoscopy including bowel cancer screening, and general gastroenterology. I hope never to retire.
My book on IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Answers at your finger tips, Class Health Publishing ) designed to help patients understand and self manage their condition was published in 2010. A second edition is available and has been selected by the Reading Well Agency for the Books on Prescription Scheme.
Biography I’m called Udi by friends and staff, and Dr Udi by patients. Udi is a shortened version o: Service
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