Category: Medical

Orlando Endoscopy Live WOW

Just back from attending a stunning conference at the Digestive Health Institute in Orlando organized by good friends Shyam Varadarajulu and Rob Hawes. Amazing what they have achieved in little more than a year since taking their team to the Orlando Health system. Their Center for Advanced endoscopy, Research and Education (CARE) is already impressive,…
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MUSC GI/Hepatology conference on Sept 17

Register now to join us in person or virtually at the Medical University of South Carolina’s annual GI/H conference and Alumni reunion. Saturday September 17th at the Mills House hotel in Charleston. Great place to visit (and learn). Discounted “early bird” registration closes on August 19th. Per ardua ad astra Join us here……

MUSC Update conference Sept 17

I am happy to share details and the registration package of our delayed Annual Update in Gastroenterology and Hepatology, to be held at the Mills House hotel in Charleston. It was designed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the GI Division. Thus all of the speakers trained or are/were on faculty at MUSC, and we…
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Christopher Williams. GRAND father of British Colonoscopy

My long-time hero, collaborator and friend will be giving MUSC GI Grand rounds next Wednesday May 4th at 7 am EST on “How colonoscopy began”. He should know! Anyone who wishes to get the link can email Dr Lee at You may also enjoy the terrific video that he and other pioneers made some…
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Paul Swain’s amazing recorded talk

My hero, Paul Swain (Imperial College, London), gave MUSC GI grand rounds this week. His topic was “My inventions”. He invented so many endoscopic tools, not least sewing machines and the capsule. Enjoy!

MUSC weekly GI lectures

We are continuing our series of lectures at 7am EST on Wednesday mornings. Contact my colleague Dr Lee if you wish to get notifications and the links. His email is

A brief video bio…..

We are lucky to live on Dewees Island, SC, which is a special supportive community. There has been an influx of new owners in the last year, so I initiated a series of zoom talks on Thursday evenings called “know your neighbors”. Here is my effort for anyone interested

MUSC weekly GI lectures

We start our series of lectures again on Jan 5th at 7am EST. The zoom link is Meeting ID: 896 4676 9345 Passcode: 487551

Endoscopic poetry…really?

Extra “unallocated” time during the pandemic has allowed me to sift through, enjoy, organize (and trash) a lot of ancient files. One file yielded two old rhyming medical ramblings, which I share with you to enjoy (or trash). The primary medical journal in the field of Gastrointestinal endoscopy is called “Gastrointestinal Endoscopy” (duh) shortened to…
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Did I mention tapestries?

Looking around our home I realised that we have many special tapestries/cross stitches that we treasure and I’d like to share. Made for us by family, friends (and a few purchased) Pride of place goes to my mother, Ruth, who made these two beauties for me about 60 years ago. The famous chapel at Kings…
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