A gastroenterologist from the Royal Free London has been honoured at the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) conference party 2016. 

Philip Smith, specialist registrar (SpR), has been named young gastroenterologist of the year after being identified as a potential emerging leader by the BSG.  

Philip said: “I am delighted to be awarded the British Society of Gastroenterology 2016 young gastroenterologist of the year.  It is a great honour to be awarded by the national society representing UK gastroenterologists and I am as delighted in winning this as I was when I was awarded the BSG presidents’ medal in 2014. 

“I love working as an SpR in gastroenterology, not just in my job looking after patients but also because it has allowed me to develop many educational initiatives for other UK trainees and to be involved in the development of UK national gastroenterology guidelines in inflammatory bowel disease and adolescent medicine.  I am very grateful to all those who have supported me."

Picture: Professor Matthew Brookes, Professor Nicholas Talley, Dr Philip Smith and Professor Emad El-Omar

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