Dr Gaya graduated from the University of Glasgow Medical School in 1998 MB ChB with honours. He has received comprehensive training in acute and general medicine, gastroenterology, liver disease and therapeutic endoscopy. He has undertaken training periods in London, Glasgow and Edinburgh. In 2007 he was awarded a Travelling Fellowship from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (RCPSG), to visit the Gastroenterology Unit at Northwestern University, Chicago, USA. He was awarded his Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) in 2008.
Dr Gaya has a major interest in diagnostic and therapeutic upper and lower GI endoscopy. He sees patients with peptic ulcer disease and reflux and performs wireless Bravo pH studies for the investigation of the latter. Furthermore, he is a certified colonoscopy trainer and undertakes therapeutic colonoscopy (polyp removal) as part of the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme.
Dr Gaya is a member of the Greater Glasgow & Clyde Area Drug & Therapeutics Committee (ADTC) and a gastroenterology advisor to the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC).
Dr Gaya's sub-specialist interest is inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and he receives tertiary referrals for the management of complex cases. He set up the transition clinic for adolescents with IBD with colleagues at the Royal Hospital for Children. Dr Gaya is board member of the Scottish IBD charity C³ and the secretary of the British Society of Gastroenterology IBD Committee.
Dr Gaya is frequently instructed as an expert witness in medicolegal cases in the field of gastroenterology.
Dr Gaya is a keen golfer and enjoys spending time with his two children.
Treatments and tests offered by Dr Daniel R Gaya at Nuffield Health
- Diagnostic endoscopy
- Flexible sigmoidoscopy
- Gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy (or gastroscopy)
- Liver biopsy
In addition to many publications in peer reviewed medical and gastroenterology journals, Dr Gaya has written several chapters for medical textbooks and wrote the IBD chapters for the Oxford Handbook of Colorectal Surgery. He is also on the editorial board of the World Journal of Gastroenterology.
Dr Gaya undertook laboratory-based research in Edinburgh in 2005 into the pathogenesis of IBD and was awarded an MSc degree from the resulting thesis. In 2013, Dr Gaya was awarded a research fellowship from the Chief Scientist Office (CSO) of the Scottish Government to undertake a comprehensive IBD research programme in the West of Scotland. Dr Gaya was awarded an MD from the University of Glasgow for his research into faecal biomaker in 2018. Over the last ten years, Dr Gaya has presented his research work at numerous national and international gastroenterology meetings.
- British Society of Gastroenterology
- Scottish Society of Gastroenterology
- American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
- Royal College of Physicians Surgeons of Glasgow
- European Crohn’s Colitis Organisation
- British Medical Association
Other post held
- Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist, Glasgow Royal Infirmary
- Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, University of Glasgow
Insurers Dr Daniel R Gaya works with
Dr Daniel R Gaya works with the following private medical insurance providers:
- Aviva Health
- AXA PPP Healthcare
- AXA PPP International
- Benenden Health
- Bupa On Demand
- CS Healthcare
- Exeter Family Friendly
- Freedom Health
- Medical Care Direct
- Tesco Bank
- Universal Provident
- Vitality Health (Pru Health)
- Westfield Health WPA
Dr Daniel R Gaya does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.
Dr Daniel R Gaya does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.
Dr Daniel R Gaya does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.