Dr Ayan Panja
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.

Blog Entries by Dr Ayan Panja

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

9 Comments | Posted 8 November 2011 | 00:00:00 (EST)

I remember the day that Michael Jackson died vividly. For many in my generation it has become something of a JFK moment. I'll never forget where we were when we heard the news. We were on holiday with friends on a Greek island as we watched...

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How Should Surgeons of the Future be Trained?

Posted 23 September 2011 | 01:00:00 (EST)

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.

Having qualified in 1999, I have rarely been back...

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Entitled Demanders - The Future of the NHS?

Posted 4 August 2011 | 01:00:00 (EST)

Like many of you reading this, I was saddened by Liz Jones' Mail on Sunday article from last weekend. As someone who understands only too well the complexity of working in the NHS, but also trying to constantly better understand the needs of patients, I felt I had...

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