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Qualifications: MBBS (1987), FRCS England (1995), FRCSEd (1995), FRCS Glasg (1995), FRCS Ire (1995), FRCS (Gen Surgery) (2002), RCPathME (2019)

GMC Number: 4649896

Clinical Areas of Interest: Abscess, fistula and fissures, Anal cancer, Anorectal physiological tests, Anterior resection syndrome, Functional disorders, Lower GI endoscopy, Obstructed defection, Perianal conditions, Rectal bleeding and Research and audit

Regional Chapter: North East Thames


Mr Praveen qualified in medicine in 1987 from Bangalore University, India, securing a Merit Scholarship and University Gold Medal. He then did his post-graduate surgical residency programme at the Post-Graduate Institute (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India leading to the MS degree in 1990. He later worked there as a surgical registrar for three years. After coming to the UK, Mr Praveen obtained the Fellowship of all four Royal Colleges and then did his higher surgical training in London to obtain focussed training in colorectal surgery. During this period he trained at various NHS hospitals in the London area including the Royal Free Hospital, Royal London and Barts Hospital and Homerton Hospital and in Essex at Southend, Chelmsford, and Colchester Hospitals. During this time Mr Praveen was awarded the Dean's Best Teacher award (2002) by the Royal Free UCL Medical School. In 2003 Mr Praveen was appointed as a Consultant Gastrointestinal & General Surgeon at Southend Hospital NHS Trust where his special areas of interest are Pelvic Floor and Anorectal Diseases. He is the Lead Surgeon for the network for Anal Cancer and Lead Consultant for Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. Praveen is also the departmental lead for clinical governance and audit. He is interested in teaching and has co-authored four books for surgical trainees and served as Associate DME. Personal profile:Mr Praveen is married and lives in the Southend area. His hobbies include cricket, astrology and antiques.