The BSG is delighted to congratulate our Research Committee Chair Professor Ramesh Arasaradnam, who is honoured as an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to the NHS during COVID-19 in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
Ramesh designed a clinical trial for a new COVID-19 treatment, known as the IONIC trial, and led strategic priorities during COVID-19 across the BSG Research Committee and Clinical Research Groups. He also produced a number of educational content for the Royal College of Physicians around the relationship between COVID and the gut.
Ramesh is also Consultant Gastroenterologist, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, and worked on COVID-19 wards and published online support and advice for his regular patients.
He also welcomed his third child into the world during lockdown.
Ramesh’s innovative work has had a huge impact on gastroenterology as a specialty, and on efforts to fight COVID-19. The BSG is grateful for his drive and commitment during these challenging times, and congratulates him once again on this well-deserved honour.