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Dr Wadsworth is an experienced gastroenterologist and Endoscopist, who performs a range of treatments, including:
Dr Chris Wadsworth, MBBS, PhD, FRCP, is a consultant gastroenterologist, endoscopist and pancreatobiliary physician at Hammersmith Hospital (part of the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust).
Following his graduation in 2001, Dr Wadsworth went on to complete his specialist training, which included posts at St Mary’s, Hammersmith and St Mark’s hospitals.
He undertook a short travelling fellowship at the Liver Unit at the Mayo Clinic, Minnesota. He then completed a year-long senior fellowship in advanced endoscopy in Liverpool.
Having taken up his consultant position in 2014, Dr Wadsworth has become lead clinician for endoscopy at Hammersmith Hospital, and clinical director of specialist medicine.
Dr Wadsworth’s current research activity includes developing new endoscopic techniques to ablate (destroy) tumours of the bile duct and pancreas, new technologies to improve the endoscopic imaging of GI disease, and investigation of new biomarkers (blood tests) to improve the early diagnosis of liver and pancreas tumours.
Dr Wadsworth has contributed to six book chapters, and 50 peer reviewed articles. He is author of the pancreatobiliary chapter in Kumar and Clark’s Textbook of Medicine.
Get to know Dr Wadsworth…
I have enjoed the opportunity to partner with many of the best gastroenterologists and endoscopists in London, to work together to offer an exceptional service to patients.Dr Christopher Wadsworth
What the moments in your career that you are most proud of?
There are three achievements that really stand out for me: Establishing the HPB Fellowship Scheme at Imperial, which has so far trained three exceptional endoscopists, all of whom have gone on to secure prestigious teaching hospital posts in advanced endoscopy. Also being invited to become Medical Advisor to AMMF – the UK’s bile duct cancer charity.
And, finally, establishing a collaborative research programme in 2008, with engineering colleagues at Imperial, developing brand new technologies to improve endoscopic imaging.
What makes OneWelbeck Digestive Health different to other endoscopy centres?
We’re a purpose-built facility with a sole focus on delivering excellence in endoscopy. This can be seen in the incredible attention to detail we’ve given to the overall patient experience and putting our customers’ satisfaction at the forefront of everything.
We’re JAG accredited and have (in my opinion) the best nursing staff in London, plus the equipment we use is brand new and cutting-edge.
How do you like to spend your free time?
With my family. Walking in Norfolk with our dog. Browsing in old fashioned book shops and exploring the UK and wider world.