Dr Ayan Panja followed his family tradition of becoming a doctor and is a GP partner in a NHS practice in St Albans. He is also a writer, a presenter and a health communicator. His passions in medicine are in men’s health, self-care and psychology in medicine.
Ayan began health broadcasting in 2006 when he was the expert presenter on BBC 1’s Street Doctors. More recently, Ayan has featured as a medical expert in Celebrity Quitters (FIVE), Squeamish (Discovery) and Bang Goes the Theory(BBC1). He also appeared as a GP panellist on Channel 4’s Health Freaks, where traditional home remedies were scientifically analysed by the doctors. He is currently the resident doctor on Health Check on BBC World News, presenting a monthly overview of global health stories.
In 2005, Ayan’s first book was published, An Essential Medical Miscellany which is a collection of amusing medical titbits. Ayan has written features for various publications including The Guardian, The Huffington Post and Men’s Health.
Dr Ayan Panja’s latest book The Health Fix is out now. Unlike other approaches to health and wellbeing he focuses on ‘why’ rather than just ‘what’. Starting with the experience of his own illness, Dr Ayan Panja brings a unique personalised framework to tailor targeted lifestyle-based interventions to you.