Dr. Shamindra Direkze is a consultant gastroenterologist and hepatologist. He graduated from the prestigious MB PhD programme at University College London in 2007 and went onto complete his specialist training in gastroenterology in the London deanery which included experience in a number of advanced gastroenterology and liver centres including University College London Hospital, The Royal Free Hospital and Kings College Hospital Liver Unit.
On moving to Ireland in 2017, he has held consultant posts in the Mater Misericordiae University Hospital and most recently St. Vincent’s University Hospital, where he was a registered bowel screening colonoscopist and part of the inflammatory bowel disease team. He has an interest in advanced endoscopic techniques which includes excision of large colonic polyps/lesions. He has a number of publications and prizes from his postgraduate training.
Shamindra is a keen cyclist, participating in the ICU 4 U Charity Cycle from Cork to Dublin in 2020, as well as being active in competitive cycling. He is also a keen hiker and has completed a number of treks throughout Europe and Asia. He has previously played rugby at county and university level. Shamindra moved to Dublin in 2017 with his wife who is from Ireland, and now has a daughter.