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Michael FitzPatrick


Clinical Lecturer in Gastroenterology and Nutrition


I am a clinical lecturer in gastroenterology at the University of Oxford, and work clinically at the John Radcliffe hospital, Oxford. My research interests include gut immunology and disease, with a particular focus in T cell biology, coeliac disease, and intestinal transplantation. I am overtly fond of the rebellious T cells that break the 'rules' of adaptive immunology: MAIT cells, γδ T cells & tissue resident populations.

My clinical work focuses on luminal gastroenterology and nutrition, and am a member of the Small Bowel and Nutrition Section of the British Society of Gastroenterology. I am also the co-chair of the Trainees Committee at the Royal College of Physicians, and have wider interests in medical education, healthcare policy, and inequalities in health.

I am the co-host (with Tamsin Cargill) of a gastroenterology research podcast, Gut Instinct: GI Research Update

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