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Assad Butt

Year Qualified: 1987

Specialty: Paediatric Medicine

Professional Memberships: British Medical Association (BMA), Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (BSPGHAN)

Clinical Interests: Gastroenterology and Nutrition

Procedures: Gastrointestinal Investigative Procedures including Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy

Contact (Secretary): 01273 696955 ext 62324

Dr Butt graduated from the University of London (Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School) in 1987. He undertook most of his early training in London teaching hospitals, including posts in Gastroenterology at both Queen Elizabeth and Great Ormond Street Hospitals. In 1993, he moved to a registrar rotation in Leicester and Peterborough, before returning to a London rotation as a Senior Registrar at St George’s Hospital in 1995.

His keen interest in Gastroenterology led to a six-month post as a clinical research fellow in Paediatric Gastroenterology at the Royal Free Hospital, London. He gained further invaluable sub-specialist training at the world leading Hospital For Sick Children in Toronto, Canada. Between 1998 and 2001, he trained in the division of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Postgraduate fellowship training programme at the University of Toronto.

Dr Butt was appointed to his current post at the Alex in August 2002. He also has an honorary contract with Barts and the London NHS trust, department of Paediatric Gastroenterology, as a visiting consultant for its specialist regional Inflammatory Bowel Disease Clinic.

Dr Butt leads a multi-disciplinary team delivering comprehensive Gastroenterology and Nutrition services locally and, increasingly, to a broader Sussex wide population. He is a founder member and clinical lead of the newly established Sussex Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Clinical network, and chairs the Clinical Reference Group. He is also a founder member of the South of England Paediatric Hepatology Clinical Network (established in 2006), which is developing closer links and improved communication with Supra-Regional and Regional Hepatology Centres.

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