Dr Gareth Davies trained in gastroenterology and general medicine at the Royal London Hospital and in Leeds, including 3 years of pure research leading to a Doctorate. He shared the award for a Yorkshire Cancer Research Network grant to research into the stomach infection 'Helicobacter Pylori'.
He continues to be active in research, at present into gastro oesophageal reflux disease (GORD); Barrett’s oesophagus and its links to gullet cancer. He is the local lead investigator for 3 large national studies (AspECT, CHOPIN and BOSS).
He was the first gastroenterologist appointed in Harrrogate, and set up the service there. For 10 years he continued to work in Leeds running a hepatology clinic at the Leeds General Infirmary. Dr Davies has also set up a specialised clinic for patients with Coeliac disease.
During his time as Clinical Director for Medicine at Harrogate the hospital secured a ‘double excellent’ award from the Healthcare Commission, one of only two hospitals in the country to do so.
He has a track record of providing a wide range of high quality services in gastroenterology, underpinned by active research, an understanding of governance and how to deliver services safely.
As for all gastroenterologists, the quality of his endoscopic work is regularly reviewed by external assessors (JAG) - Dr Davies leads the Trust’s reporting to JAG for the ERCP service.
Dr Davies is married with 3 grown-up children, and when not busy stopping them emptying his bank account finds time for exercise, having run marathons and cycled Through Kenya / Tanzania and from Land’s end to John O’Groats.