I have over 30 years experience as a consultant child specialist, after qualifying in Leeds (UK) I did most of my postgraduate training in the Manchester area.
Before securing a consultant post I spent 2 years in Cardiology, and also trained in various specialities including: endocrinology, gastroenterology, dermatology, child psychiatry and chest diseases. I looked after patients with neurological problems, urinary problems and childhood cancers. One year was spent in the care of newborn babies at the North West Centre for Perinatal Medicine in Manchester.
I also spent 18 months in Malawi (Africa) working in a mission Hospital looking after malnourished children and those with tropical diseases such as malaria etc.
I am involved in Humanitarian aid in over 20 countries and have set up medical projects in many countries e.g. ‘Have a Heart’ project in South Africa, cataract projects in India and Breast cancer and limb reconstruction projects in Pakistan with facilitation of cleft lip/palate operations in the same country.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor A R Gatrad OBE at Spire include:
All general paediatric conditions, heart murmurs, asthma/cough and chest problems, crying babies, vomiting (reflux), feeding problems in babies, failure to thrive/diarrhoea, convulsions and epilepsy, headaches, constipation, abdominal pain, eczema, urine & kidney problems including bed wetting, anaemia, lethargy, growth problems and limping.
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Current NHS posts
University of Birmingham, Senior Lecturer. Walsall Hospitals NHS Trust. On the panel of examiners for the Royal college of Paediatrics and Child health.