Appointment boosts Furness General Hospital's child care
Last updated at 14:58, Sunday, 30 September 2012
A PAEDIATRICIAN with 13 years of experience caring for youngsters all over the world is bringing his expertise and skills to Furness General Hospital.
Dr Ashutosh Kale, the latest consultant to join the FGH team, has been working for the NHS since 2003, having previously spent four years working in India.
His area of special interest is paediatric diabetes and endocrinology – medicine dealing with the system of glands which secretes different types of hormone directly into the bloodstream to regulate the body – but he also brings with him a wealth of experience in general paediatrics, neonatology (the medical care of newborn infants) and child protection.
Dr Kale said: “As a nature lover, Barrow was the perfect place for me to live and seek to further my medical career, with the beautiful and tranquil Lake District on the doorstep.
“I love to get out and explore the area on foot or on my bike, provided I can spare some time from entertaining my two young daughters!”
Dr Kale was a paediatric registrar at Sheffield Children’s Hospital and Scunthorpe General Hospital.
A former research fellow for Oxford University, he has been involved in a wide range of clinical research projects, has done numerous teaching presentations and has been published in medical journals.
Dr Kale said: “The teaching element of my profession is very close to my heart and I was a tutor in paediatrics for Sheffield University during my time as a paediatric registrar at Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
“I am looking forward to providing world-class care to children and young people in South Cumbria, using all the skills I have acquired over the years.”
George Nasmyth, medical director for the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, which runs FGH, said: “Dr Kale is a welcome addition to the trust team and we look forward to him making a strong contribution to the work of our Women and Children’s Services clinical division.”
First published at 13:18, Sunday, 30 September 2012
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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