Dr Tony Tham
Inflammatory Bowel Disease,
Dr Tham qualified from the Queen’s University of Belfast’s medical school. He trained as a gastroenterologist and physician in the Northern Ireland training program. He completed his training as an Advanced Gastroenterology Fellow in the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA 1995 - 6. He has been Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist in the Ulster Hospital, Dundonald, Belfast since 1997. During this time, he has developed gastroenterology services in the Ulster Hospital, especially in therapeutic endoscopy and ERCP. He has more than 70 publications in peer reviewed journals. He is the first author of a book entitled “Gastrointestinal Emergencies" which has been published as a 2nd edition and translated into Polish. He has contributed to several other book chapters. He is on the International Editorial Board of the journal Gastrointestinal Endoscopy; Associate Editor of the World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy; Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy. He has received several awards for being a top reviewer for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He was the Head of the School of Medicine, Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency (deanery) for 6 years and is now Training Program Director for General Internal Medicine. He sits on the Specialist Advisory Committee for internal medicine at the Joint Committee of Higher Medical Training in the Royal College of Physicians of London. He is the Secretary of the British Society of Gastroenterology committee on clinical services and standard. He is the Guidelines Editor for the gastroenterology journal Gut. He is an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and also Queen’s University. He is the lead clinician for developing services for patients with gastrointestinal consequences of pelvic radiotherapy in N Ireland. He has contributed to the work of the N Ireland Inflammatory Bowel Disease interest group in increasing the number of inflammatory bowel disease specialist nurses. He is the lead clinician for the implementation of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Registry in N Ireland.