Dr Saket Singhal was brought up and educated in Birmingham (King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys) after which he attained his Medical Degree (BM BCh) at the University of Oxford (New College). He also obtained a BA in Physiological Sciences from Oxford University.
Dr Singhal worked initially in Newcastle Upon Tyne as a House Officer and then on the Medical SHO rotation in the Newcastle Teaching Hospitals. He then moved back to the West Midlands where he completed his Specialty Training in Gastroenterology.This included a 3 year attachment to the Liver Unit at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, where he gained expertise in the management of the entire range of Liver Diseases and conducted Research into Opportunistic Infections following Liver Transplantation.
Dr Saket Singhal has worked as a Consultant Gastroenterologist at Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust (Sandwell and City Hospitals) since 2002 and has a particular sub-specialty interest in Diseases of the Liver.
He has maintained an Interest in Research and has published widely in Peer-Reviewed Journals since the late 1990s. This includes a seminal publication in the Journal ‘GUT’ regarding a scoring system to assess the severity of Acute Alcoholic Hepatitis (2005) and ongoing current Research Studies focusing on the Prevalence of Chronic Viral Hepatitis in local communities and in pregnant women.
Dr Singhal also has a significant interest in Education and Training and is currently the Postgraduate Clincial Tutor at Sandwell Hospital, responsible for the Education and Training of all the Junior Doctors based at that Hospital.