Professor Jin-Yong Kang MD PhD FRCP, FRCPEd, FRACP

Professor Kang studied Medicine in Birmingham University, graduating with an honours degree in 1973. He trained in Gastroenterology at the General Hospital, Birmingham, and the Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney. In 1981 he joined the National University of Singapore as Lecturer in Medicine and subsequently became Lead Consultant Gastroenterologist and Associate Professor of Medicine. He emigrated to Britain in 1995. Since 1999 he has been Consultant Gastroenterologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at St George's Hospital, London, and Queen Mary's University Hospital, Roehampton. In 2011 he was appointed Visiting Professor of Medicine at the National University of Singapore.

Professor Kang has extensive experience in clinical Gastroenterology and endoscopy for more than 30 years.He has performed more than 5,000 colonoscopies and over 14,000 gastroscopies with a significant complication rate of 0.1%.

Professor Kang's clinical interests include dyspepsia, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, Barrett's oesophagus, oesophageal motility disorders, irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease.

Professor Kang is active in research, has both an MD and a PhD and more than 180 publications in peer-reviewed journals. He is co-Lead of the National Registry of eosinophilic oesophagitis. He is a co-author of the latest British Society of Gastroenterology guidelines for the management of Barrett's Oesophagus, to be published in 2013 and which gastroenterologists in this country and some beyond will follow. He is a member of the Multinational Committee within the ROME Foundation, an international organization which promotes research into functional gastrointestinal disorders and whose diagnostic criteria for conditions like irritable bowel syndrome and functional dyspepsia are adopted by gastroenterologists throughout the world.  He is an examiner for the MRCP (membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians), an entry examination for aspiring specialist physicians.

Professor Kang consults at: Parkside Hospital, Wimbledon and New Victoria Hospital, Kingston-upon-Thames.


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