Dr Willert completed a joint physiology/pharmacology degree with first class honours in 1993 and qualified in medicine with honours in 1996. He subsequently completed a PhD in gastrointestinal pharmacology assessing the causes of pain in gastrointestinal disease from the University of Manchester.
In 2006 he was awarded an international research fellowship in Perth, Western Australia at the specialist inflammatory bowel disease centre where he trained in complex inflammatory bowel disease management as well as advanced endoscopic procedures including endoscopic ultrasound, endoscopic mucosal resection and double balloon enteroscopy.
He was appointed as a Consultant Gastroenterologist at Manchester Royal Infirmary in 2008.
Dr Willert’s specialities include advanced therapeutic endoscopy including the treatment of Barrett’s oesophagus with endoscopic mucosal resection and radiofrequency ablation and he provides a tertiary service for Greater Manchester and Lancashire. He is a national expert in double balloon enteroscopy for the management of small bowel disorders and is a nationally accredited bowel cancer screening colonoscopist for which he provides colonoscopy and polypectomy for the whole of South Manchester/Trafford/Tameside and Stockport . He also provides a regional service for patients needing endoscopic ultrasound and fine needle aspiration.
In addition, given his BSc and PhD background he has a specialist interest in the pharmacological management of all gastrointestinal disorders including both simple and complex inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, gastro-oesophageal reflux and constipation.
He continues to publish original research widely and has ongoing clinical research in Barrett’s oesophagus and inflammatory bowel disease and is an honorary lecturer at the University of Manchester. Click here to view his publications.