Mr Ashish Kiran Shrestha MBBS, MSc (Imperial College London), FRCSEd
Practising at: Ashford
Specialties: Colonoscopy, Coloproctology, Colorectal Surgery, General Surgery, Hernia Repair Surgery, Keyhole Surgery, Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy, Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery, Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimal Access Surgery, Gallbladder Removal, Endoscopy
Special clinical interests:
Benign Colorectal Disease (Piles, Anal Fissure, Perianal Fistula, Pilonidal sinus, etc.), Colorectal Cancer Surgery, Gallbladder Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Laparoscopic surgery, Lower GI endoscopic procedures (Colonoscopy)
Year of first medical qualification and medical school attended: 2000
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
General Medical Council
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Association of Coloproctology Great Britain and Ireland
Nepalese doctor’s Association, UK
I qualified from B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Nepal in 2000. I came to the UK in 2005 and completed my basic surgical training from Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary, Dumfries, Scotland. I completed a Masters degree in Surgical Sciences with Merit from Imperial College London with a research project and dissertation on Liver Metastasis from Colorectal cancers. I am currently working as Consultant General and Colorectal Surgeon at East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust since 2017.
I am the lead for the Emergency Surgery and Surgical Emergency Assessment Unit. I have also been appointed as Clinical teacher at Kent and Medway Medical College, Educational Supervisor for King's College London medical students and St George’s University, London. I enjoy teaching undergraduates, surgical trainees and have been faculty for numerous courses. I have been awarded several trust awards for my education role.
I have several presentations in national and international surgical meetings as well as having more than 30 publications in peer-reviewed journals. I have been successfully organising Annual East Kent Surgical Conference (rebranded from William Harvey Surgical Evening), a regional/ national meeting for general surgeons for last 5 years.
I am also a Joint Secretary for Nepalese Doctors’ Association UK. I am actively involved in the NDA UK Academic and Charity programme. I recently organised a very successful annual charity programme in the Leas Cliff Hall Folkestone, Kent, raising funds for autism in Nepal and Kent Autistic Trust, UK.