Dr. Dhandapani Ashok, MBBS, MD, FRCPCH (UK) joined the Department of Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital, London Health Sciences in October 2012.
Dr. Ashok graduated from Madras University and completed postgraduate training in Pediatrics in Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai, India. In 1999, he moved to United Kingdom and trained in various university teaching hospitals during his pediatric residency programme. He developed a keen interest in childhood bowel and liver diseases and completed pediatric gastroenterology fellowship training programme in 2008. He gained specialist knowledge & breadth of experience at prestigious hospitals: Birmingham Children’s Hospital, a major centre for intestinal rehabilitation, Liver & Small Bowel transplantation, Sheffield Children’s Hospital, a busy diagnostic & interventional endoscopy centre and Great North Children’s Hospital, a centre for intestinal failure and rare immune gut disorders.
Dr. Ashok’s specific clinical interests are pediatric liver disease and inflammatory bowel disease. He also maintains a broad interest in all aspects of pediatric gastroenterology & nutrition. Following two years of practice as a consultant pediatric gastroenterologist in Hull & East Yorkshire University Hospital, UK, he was appointed to London Children’s Hospital & Western University. Throughout his career, he has showed a keen interest in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate trainees.
Dr. Ashok is an active member of the Canadian Pediatric Hepatology Research Group. He is currently pursuing research interests in non-invasive monitoring of childhood liver diseases, drug induced Liver Disease, environmental factors in inflammatory bowel disease and dietary interventions for treatment of functional bowel diseases in children.