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Dr Ayan Panja

Dr Ayan Panja is presenter of The Health Show on BBC World News

Dr Ayan Panja took his medical degree at the Imperial College School of Medicine in 1999, and then went on to work in various hospital posts in Buckinghamshire before entering general practice. He took over an inner city surgery in North London in 2004 where he was senior partner for 6 years. He is now a partner in his home town of St Albans, at a large town centre practice.

His broadcasting career started with the Royal Television Society award-nominated Street Doctor on BBC1 and since then he has been the resident medical expert on Knowitalls on BBC2, 3@3 on ITV1 and Celebrity Quitters on FIVE and on the breakfast show on BBC LDN 94.9.

He is currently presenting a groundbreaking global health series for BBC World News called The Health Show which has approximately 80 million viewers worldwide.

Ayan is also a writer and in 2005 wrote a critically acclaimed book on medial trivia called An Essential Medical Miscellany, plus columns and features for various outlets including The Guardian, The Lady, The BMJ, Mens Health, Metro and FQ.

He is passionate about mens health, illness prevention, health campaigns, advising charities, health agencies and the NHS.

The King of Pop, His Doctor, And Their Tragic Quest For Sleep

My medical brain was curious on many levels. Pharmacologically, the whole thing was mind bending. How and why did Dr Murray end up giving MJ such powerful drugs in the first place? And if he was a cardiologist, how could he become a personal physician treating general medical conditions?
08/11/2011 09:35 GMT

How Should Surgeons of the Future be Trained?

A few Thursdays ago I had the pleasure of visiting a special operating theatre at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London. I was particularly excited as the hospital is part of my old alma mater, the Imperial College School of Medicine.
23/09/2011 12:19 BST

Entitled Demanders - The Future of the NHS?

The NHS is about what people need and not what they want. That's the intention with which it was set up, and indeed that is how modern medicine is set up. And the boundaries between what folk need and want have become totally blurred.
03/08/2011 11:22 BST