Dr Rodrigues is a Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist at Oxford University NHS foundation trust since 2007 and Clinical Lead for Paediatric Gastroenterology. He trained and worked at multiple teaching hospitals including Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Bristol Children’s Hospital.
He is an active member of the British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition and was a member of the working group in paediatric inflammatory bowel disease. He is also a member of the European Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition.
He has authored several original and invited review journal articles including national guidelines for the treatment of iron deficiency anaemia in children with inflammatory bowel disease. He has also been selected for NICE Medical Technologies Evaluation programme. His other roles involve being an investigator for large national and international multi-centre research studies, and actively involved in teaching undergraduate medical students and paediatric trainees.
Dr Lucy Howarth MB, MRCPCH
Dr Howarth is a Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist at Oxford University NHS foundation trust since 2014. She studied at Southampton University Medical School from 1992-1997, and then went on to begin her paediatric and neonatal medical training at Hammersmith Hospital and Queen Charlotte’s Hospital, London. She undertook a clinical research fellow post in neonatal haematology at Imperial College, London in 1999-2001. Lucy has had extensive training and experience in general paediatrics, neonatal medicine, community paediatrics, paediatric nephrology and paediatric cardiology and worked in numerous hospitals as a junior doctor including: North Hampshire Hospital, St Mary’s Hospital Portsmouth, Princess Anne Hospital, and Southampton University Hospital.
Her training on the National Grid in Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition from 2005-2012 was at Southampton University Hospital, Kings College Hospital, Oxford University Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital. She has multiple publications in journals and several text book chapters.
She is an active member of the British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition and is on its endoscopy working group for safety and standards in paediatric endoscopy and leading on a local pilot for a new global rating score. She is actively involved in research in paediatric gastroenterology in large multi-centre research trials, and also enjoys teaching and examining Oxford University undergraduates and postgraduates and mentoring and supervising trainees in general paediatrics and paediatric gastroenterology. Lucy is a founder member of Thames Valley and Oxfordshire Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition clinical network, and a member of the European Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition.
Dr Sumit Das MBBS BSc, FRCA
Dr Das is a Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist at Oxford University NHS foundation trust since 2006 and previous Clinical Lead for Paediatric Anaesthesia. He studied at St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical School, London and trained in anaesthesia in Wessex and Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. He works regularly with Drs Rodrigues and Howarth, anaesthetising children for gastroenterology procedures.
His clinical interests are anaesthesia for craniofacial surgery, interventional radiology, neurosurgery and remote site anaesthesia. Sumit has a longstanding interest in online education, (he is co-founder of AnaesthesiaUK.com), and high fidelity simulation (regular co-organiser of MEPA courses for trainees and Consultants). Sumit is an elected member of Council of the Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists (Honorary Secretary) and an Education Editor for Pediatric Anesthesia journal.