Consultant Gastroenterologist Yeng Ang has been awarded an Honorary Chair by The University of Manchester, to mark the academic and research progress he is leading.
Professor Ang, who has worked at Salford Royal since 2012, is an expert in upper gastrointestinal (Upper GI) conditions, in particular oesophageal diseases and endoscopic therapy. He leads the upper GI endotherapy service in the largest cancer centre in the UK, serving a population of more than 3 million people around Greater Manchester.
Professor Ang is a Fellow of both the Royal College of Physicians of London and the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, and a member of the British Society of Gastroenterology, the British Association for Cancer Research and the European Association for Cancer Research.
As a researcher, he collaborates nationally and internationally on important projects around the management of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, Barrett’s oesophagus (where the cells of the oesophagus grow abnormally), cancer prevention, and early detection, treatment and improved survival for Upper GI cancers. He founded and chairs the Manchester Upper GI Cancer (MUGIC) Research Group at The University of Manchester. Professor Ang also has a keen interest in patient-centred research, looking at quality of life and treatment innovations and improvement in Barrett’s oesophagus.
He’s published more than75 articles in leading research journals and supervises PhD and MD students at the university. He is the Year 3 Lead Tutor/Consultant Teaching Fellow (Salford sector), helping to train the next generation of gastroenterologists at Salford Royal and is a member of the National Faculty in Gastroenterology teaching.