Dr Sam Thomson graduated from medical school at the University of London in 2000 and undertook the post graduate junior medical training in a variety of hospitals in South London before achieving membership of the Royal College of Physicians in 2003. He then entered higher specialist training and rotated through a number of Gastroenterology training posts in London and Surrey from 2004 to 2011.
In the latter part of the training scheme he undertook a three-year period of post graduate research based at St George’s Hospital, evaluating clinical and biological aspects of decompensated liver function and critical illness, for which he was awarded an MD by the University of London.
Having developed a specialist interest in diseases of the liver (Hepatology) Sam subsequently completed his training, with time spent working on the King’s College Hospital Liver transplant unit.
More latterly he has been made a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP).
In his consultant post, Sam now provides expertise in the diagnosis and management of all aspects of general gastroenterology and undertakes diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy and colonoscopy.
Sam’s main clinical practice is in the delivery of specialty opinion and management for all diseases of the liver in an acute and elective setting, and he has maintained a strong working relationship with tertiary centres when considering referral for liver transplant and other rescue therapies. Working with colleagues from Palliative care he has also led on the development of a nationally recognised service to improve the quality of life and advanced care planning for patients with the most advanced forms of liver disease.
Sam is currently actively engaged with advocating for the development of gastroenterology services across West Sussex and is working hard with colleagues to expand and improve the GI services provided by our whole trust to the local population.
Outside of clinical work Sam serves as the RCP College Tutor for medicine at Worthing. This involves being the lead clinician for the mentoring, education, supervision and training of all core and specialty training doctors in the medicine division.