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Dr Ravi Gowda

Professional Qualifications: MBBS MRCP(UK) DTM&H DCH DRCOG MRCGP DFFP

Year first qualified: 1991

Education: University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Sheffield and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

Current post: Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Travel Medicine at RG Health

Sub-special interests: Tropical Medicine, Travel Health, and Hepatitis

Current Professional Memberships:

British Infection Association

European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Royal College of Physicians London

The Hospital Consultants and Specialists Association

European Study Group for Viral hepatitis

British Viral Hepatitis Group

Languages spoken: English



Dr Gowda was a consultant in Infectious Diseases at University Hospital, Coventry and Warwickshire and is now Consultant in Infectious Diseases and Travel Medicine at RG Health in Coventry. He has extensive experience in Infectious Diseases with a particular interest in tropical medicine and travel health. He is therefore able to provide a rapid assessment of problems in the returning traveller. Other areas of expertise include hepatitis, HIV, tuberculosis and malaria. He is able to provide a fast track testing of many of these conditions through the Nuffield Pathology laboratory.

Following qualification from Newcastle University, he gained a wide range of experience in general medicine and then undertook  higher training in Infectious Diseases in a highly regarded tertiary referral centre in Sheffield. As part of this, he was awarded the Royal College of Physicians Glasgow Travelling Fellowship and gained experience in tropical medicine and tuberculosis in India. Following this he studied at the School of Tropical Medicine in Liverpool and obtained the Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.

He previously developed the infection service for Coventry and Warwickshire in conjunction with his infection colleagues. Together they developed dedicated infectious diseases, tuberculosis, and HIV clinics. Patients now receive a high quality, timely service for conditions such as malaria, typhoid and dengue.

He has presented at several international meetings and frequently lectured throughout the UK. Dr Gowda has also contributed to international infectious diseases textbooks and recently completed a British Medical Journal on-line training module in travel health. Dr Gowda has also previously been a medical student finals examiner for Warwick Medical School.

The Infection and Tropical Medicine clinic

RG Health,c/o of Travel Klinix, 77c Moor St, Earlsdon

Coventry, CV5  6EU

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