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David Carr-Locke is the Director of Endoscopy at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He was appointed to this position in 1989.
Dr Carr-Locke gained his MD degree in 1972, from the University of Cambridge, England. He then took up an internship, until 1973, at the Kettering General Hospital, Northamptonshire, England. Between 1973 and 1974 he was a Resident at the Orsett Hospital, Essex, and then went on to another residency at the Leicester General Hospital between 1974 and 1978.
In 1978, Dr Carr-Locke moved to the New England Baptist Hospital in Boston, USA, to become a research fellow in gastroenterology for a year. Here he was also an Assistant Physician in Gastroenterology for the same period. Between 1975 and 1983 he was a Lecturer in Medicine and Gastroenterology at the University of Leicester. In addition, he was an Honorary Tutor in Medicine and Gastroenterology at this institution from 1983 until 1989.
From 1975 to 1983 Dr Carr-Locke was a Senior Registrar in Gastroenterology at the Leicester Hospital. He then became a Consultant Physician at the Leicester Royal Infirmary until 1989.
Dr Carr-Locke is a reviewer for many distinguished journals, including the Lancet, the BMJ, Gut, the British Journal of Surgery, and the New England Journal of Medicine, among others. He is on the editorial board of Hepatology, Endoscopy, the Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and Digestive Endoscopy. In addition, he has been a reviewer of work submitted to meetings of the British Society of Gastroenterology, the Midland Gastroenterological Society, the American Gastroenterological Association the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and the International Hepato-biliary Pancreatic Association.
Dr Carr-Locke has been the Treasurer of the Endoscopy Committee of the BSG (1985-1989) and the Secretary-Treasurer and President of the International Hepato-biliary Pancreatic Association (1988-1994 and 1994, respectively). He has been on the Gastroenterology Self-Assessment Program III Committee (1990) and the Technology Assessment Committee (1992-1994) of the ASGE. He was also the Chairman of this latter committee between 1995 and 1998. He was on the Organizing Committees of the Society for Minimally Invasive Therapy Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida (1993), and the First World Congress of the International Hepato-biliary Pancreatic Association, Boston (1994). Dr Carr-Locke has been a member of the Governing Board of the ASGE since 1998.
Dr Carr-Locke is a member of a number of professional societies including the BSG, the Royal College of Physicians, the American Gastroenterological Association, the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and, most recently, the New York Academy of Sciences.
Dr Carr-Locke is the author of more than 50 publications.
- What made you decide to become a gastroenterologist/endoscopist?
- I liked endoscopy as a House Officer, but was not allowed to perform it until becoming a Senior House Officer (resident) after leaving a planned Obstetrics and Gynaecology career.
- Who was the teacher you admired the most?
- Geoffrey Matthews, Biology teacher at Hardenhuish Grammar School, Chippenham, England.
- What is the most important fact that you have discovered?
- Life: Results are proportional to effort. Work: Results are proportional to effort.
- What is the biggest mistake that you have made?
- Giving up the piano at age 12.
- What is your unfulfilled ambition?
- To conduct a symphony orchestra.
- What is your greatest regret?
- Not spending more time with my family.
- How do you relax?
- Listening to and playing music (guitar).
- What is your favorite sport?
- Tennis and skiing.
- What is your best place in the world?
- What is your favorite film?
- Depending on my mood, "2001: A Space Odyssey" or "Schindler's List".
- What car do you drive?
- Volvo V70 T5 Wagon.
- What is your best electronic 'toy'?
- Video camera.
- What book are you reading at the moment?
- Harry Potter series.
- What is your favorite food?
- North Indian cuisine.
- Why did you get in involved in GastroHep.com?
- Seemed like a good idea at the time.