Hello and a very warm welcome to my blog.
Delivering the highest quality medical care is at the heart of my clinical practice and also drives my academic research in liver disease. Since my appointment as a Senior Lecturer & Consultant at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2009, I have built a world leading translational research portfolio, seamlessly linking my clinical work with research excellence. At the centre of this work, has been my research into chronic hepatitis B (CHB).
My seminal work on the management of CHB in young people is changing clinical practice. At a time of remarkable progress in the field of viral hepatitis; the licensing of curative therapies for chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV), the development of novel therapies in the pursuit of functional cure in CHB and much needed new therapies entering clinical trials for hepatitis Delta virus (HDV); there is a pressing need to convey these developments to patients to ensure a wider audience understand the progress in the field and are aware of the potential impact these advances will have on the management of their disease. I hope to use this blog to inform people and where possible, provide practical advice and insight into the diagnosis and treatment of CHB as well as other liver diseases.
Over the last 10 years, I have been fortunate enough to contribute to the quest to achieve functional cure and have built outstanding research collaborations with world-leading researchers in the field. I believe that progress towards functional cure in CHB will only be achieved through a coordinated and concerted global research effort to address the key unanswered questions in the field. My research efforts draw on and partner with the unique expertise of collaborators from Singapore, China, America, Italy, Germany and France to name but a few, highlighting my commitment to a global effort to improve patient care.
I put the patient at the centre of everything I do, from treatment and management decisions, to teaching, education and research. I passionately believe that better patient understanding and disease awareness are critical to early diagnosis, improved care, superior treatment outcomes and the overall improvement in the wellbeing of patients with liver disease.
Many people are nervous about contacting a Doctor or anxious about their symptoms or even diagnosis. I take great pride in my work and strive to deliver the highest quality of care to every patient I see. It’s important to me that you feel heard, respected and treated with the utmost care – this is my guarantee to you as a patient and forms the basis of my quest to deliver tailored care to meet the needs of every patient I see.
You can find out more about my medical background on the ‘About’ page.
If you’re interested in reading some of my published work, you can find a list of published articles here.
Thanks again for visiting my website and please feel free to get in touch if you have any feedback or comments.
With best wishes,
Dr Patrick Kennedy