Profile – Dr Alan Desmond, Torbay & South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

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Dr Alan Desmond


Dr Alan Desmond

Job title:

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Place of work / study:

Torbay & South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

Area of Research:


Tell us a little about yourself:

As a doctor specialising in gut health problems, I have made evidence-based dietary advice an essential part of my clinical practice. The results I have seen in my gastroenterology clinic have led me to become dedicated a dedicated advocate for the gut health benefits, and overall health benefits, of a whole-food plant-based approach to nutrition.

I have presented at numerous international conferences alongside renowned plant-based advocates such as Dr Michael Greger, Dr Michael Klaper, Dietician Brenda Davis, Dr Kim Williams, and Dr Neal Barnard.  I am an Ambassador for Plant-Based Health Professionals UK, a not-for-profit group which educates the public, health professionals, and policy makers on the incredible health benefits of a plant-based diet.

Certified in both Gastroenterology and General Internal Medicine, I completed my specialist training in Ireland and Oxford. I have a specialist interest in the role of diet in the prevention and treatment of digestive diseases. A member of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, and a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, London, I have published several influential research papers in the field of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Originally from County Cork in Ireland, I now live with my family in Devon, UK and work as a full-time NHS Consultant.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself:

I wrote a booked called ‘The Plant-Based Diet Revolution

Can we find you on Twitter & Instagram?

Instagram – Dr Alan Desmond

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