Meet the master| Volume 4, ISSUE 2, P47-52, February 2019

David Carr-Locke, MA, MB BChir (Cantab), DRCOG, FRCP, FACG, FASGE, AGAF, NYSGEF

        David Carr-Locke (Author photo 1, Author photo 2, Author photo 3, Author photo 4, Author photo 5, Author photo 6, Author photo 7, Author photo 8, Author photo 9, Author photo 10, Author photo 11, Author photo 12, Author photo 13; Video 1, available online at grew up in Wiltshire, England; was educated at Chippenham Grammar School; and received his medical degree in 1972 from Cambridge University and the Middlesex Hospital Medical School in London, United Kingdom. He completed his internship at Kettering General Hospital, UK; his residency and gastroenterology fellowship at the University of Leicester, UK; and a research fellowship at the New England Baptist Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
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        Author photo 1Portrait of David L. Carr-Locke.
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        Author photo 2My first ERCP at Leicester Royal Infirmary, England, at the start of my career (1975).
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        Author photo 3A bearded me in position 7, rowing in our Gonville and Caius College medical 8 at Cambridge (1969).
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        Author photo 4Being presented with a donation by my businessman friend, George Davies, at the 50th anniversary of the British Society of Gastroenterology (1987).
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        Author photo 5At the wedding of one of my last fellows at Brigham and Women's Hospital before I moved to New York with the entire group (2011).
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        Author photo 6Our first live endoscopy course (Leicester, 1988).
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        Author photo 7In our new endoscopy unit at Cornell/New York Presbyterian Hospital, celebrating our publication of the discovery of the new interstitium by confocal laser endomicroscopy (2018).
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        Author photo 8With Kees Huibregtse and Simon Lo in 1996, 2 years into our International ERCP Course in Los Angeles.
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        Author photo 9The 25th International PancreatoBiliary Conference at Cedars Sinai, Los Angeles, with Simon Lo, colleagues, and staff (2018).
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        Author photo 10My 1994 Advanced Endoscopy Fellow, Adam Slivka, represents all of the fellows before and since who have made me proud.
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        Author photo 11Receiving the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Rudolf V. Schindler Award at Digestive Disease Week in 2007.
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        Author photo 12At the World Congress of Endoscopy in Hyderabad, representing my long commitment to teaching and my Indian origins (2017).
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        Author photo 13At the Rawalpindi Medical University, Pakistan (2018).
        David was a Lecturer in the Department of Medicine at the new Leicester Medical School and one of the first full-time Consultants in Gastroenterology in the UK at Leicester Royal Infirmary until 1989, when he was appointed Director of Endoscopy at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston. He became Director of the Endoscopy Institute, which he created, in 2006.
        After 21 years of service in Boston, he moved to New York in 2010 to become Chief of the Division of Digestive Diseases at Beth Israel Medical Center and Professor of Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and later Professor at Icahn School of Medicine, after the merger with Mount Sinai in 2013. In January 2017, he became Clinical Director of the Center for Advanced Digestive Care at Weill Cornell Medical College and New York Presbyterian Hospital. He is a Past President of the International Hepato-PancreatoBiliary Association (1994-1996) and the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) (2002-2003). He was recipient of the ASGE’s highest recognition, the Rudolf V. Schindler Award, in 2007. He is currently on the Governing Council of the New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
        Dr Carr-Locke has an international reputation as an endoscopist and educator in therapeutic endoscopy and has pioneered many of the techniques used today for treating patients with GI and pancreatobiliary disease. He turned 70 in 2018; he continues to see patients every day and maintains a busy endoscopy schedule. He has trained over 160 gastroenterology and advanced endoscopy fellows.
        Dr Carr-Locke pursues an active clinical research interest and has published more than 300 articles, book chapters, books, and videos on many aspects of therapeutic endoscopy. He recently published groundbreaking findings on the new human interstitium, which may change the way we think about many diseases and the spread of cancer.


        The author disclosed no financial relationships relevant to this publication.

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