“Doctors are men who prescribe medicines of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less in human beings of whom they know nothing.”
So a little bit about myself. I qualified in medicine at the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, India. I trained in paediatrics at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. I moved to the UK in 1979. The next decade was spent in various junior training posts. In 1990 I took up my first consultant post, on the bone marrow transplant unit at the Westminster Children’s Hospital. In 1994 I moved to a consultant post on the metabolic unit at Great Ormond Street Hospital Childrens’s Hospital, London, where I established and ran a service for lysosomal storage disorders. I retired from this post (and from the NHS) in 2015.
I have had a life-long interest in lysosomal storage disorders (LSD). Retirement has given me the opportunity to expand my ongoing work with clinicians and their teams in emerging LSD centres, particularly teaching and training.
I have also been involved, for many years, with humanitarian programmes aimed at obtaining access to enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) for LSD in developing countries. I was a member of Genzyme’s European Compassionate Access Programme (ECAP), and am a member of the Indian Medical Advisory Board (IMAB) for Genzyme’s (now Sanofi’s) Indian Compassionate Advisory Programme (INCAP).
For a detailed CV please contact me.