In 1987, he passed his MRCP (Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom) exam to become a medical registrar in Peterborough and subsequently Leicester.
With an interest in both Gastroenterology and Diabetes, Dr Shmueli decided to complete his MD in Newcastle on Glucose metabolism in Cirrhosis. During this time he had a keen interest in research and followed his MD degree with a Medical Research Council clinical fellowship in Newcastle and Oxford Universities.
Dr Udi Shmueli has been a Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist at Northampton General Hospital since 1995. For 5 of those years he was Clinical Director of General Medicine and A&E. He now concentrates on clinical work and teaching, dividing his time between general medical emergency care, endoscopy including bowel cancer screening, and general gastroenterology.
Dr Udi Shmueli regards himself as a traditional General Physician as well as a general Gastroenterologist. He will listen carefully, examine appropriately and discuss treatment openly and honestly with his patients, making sure that they fully understand their condition and all options available to them.
He appreciates the importance of patient choice, and he works closely with all his patients to ensure they make a fully-informed and considered decision which is right for them. Over and above his consultancy work Dr Udi Shmueli has written a number of publications.
His book on IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome - Answers at your fingertips, Class Health Publishing) is designed to help patients understand and self manage their condition was published in 2010. A second edition is available and has been selected by the Reading Well Agency for the Books on Prescription Scheme.