Dr John Dillon, Clinical Reader, Honorary Consultant Hepatologist & Gastroenterologist, Medical Research Institute, Ninewells Hospital, University of Dundee

Dr John Dillon is a Clinical Reader in Hepatology and Gastroenterology and a principle investigator in the Medical Research Institute, Ninewells Hospital and University of Dundee. He is also an Honorary Consultant with NHS Tayside, leading a busy general hepatology service and a research group. He graduated in medicine from St Georges' Hospital Medical School, University of London and subsequently gained his MD based on research performed in the University of Edinburgh, while a lecturer in Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

His research interests include; new pathways of care for patients with abnormal LFTs and also for PWID infected with HCV, new therapies for HCV infection, as well as novel diagnostics and treatments for NAFLD. His research activities stretch from the bench to the bedside and out into the community. He has published over 100 peer reviewed original research papers. He is clinical lead for blood borne viruses in NHS Tayside; he chairs the Scottish HCV Action Plan Clinical Leads Group and is a member of the Scottish Governments Ministerial advisory board for blood bourne viruses and sexual health.

Previously Dr Dillon chaired the testing treatment and care working group of phase 1 of the Scottish Government HCV Action Plan, twice he lead the development group of the UK consensus guidelines for HCV and twice has chaired the Hepatitis C SIGN guideline development group.


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