Dr. Ayan Panja

Dr. Ayan Panja


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 titbitsAyan has written features for various publications including The Guardian, The Huffington Post and Men’s Health.

Dr Ayan Panja @Dr_Ayan

Always so much fun chatting to Rupy @doctors_kitchen who is leading the way in culinary medicine. Here we are chewing the fat on heart health: https://t.co/KmzdWrfdXP.

Great latest episode of the @doctors_kitchen Podcast with @Dr_Ayan ! Tuned in on my walk home from the gym - it's a long one but well worth a listen, so interesting! #mondaythoughts

@rcgp accredited Prescribing Lifestyle Medicine course coming to Manchester this May.
95% of attendees would highly recommend.
Full of practical tools that can be applied within 10 minute NHS appts @Dr_Ayan @DrPunamKrishan
Get tickets here: https://t.co/CUrAmeCrBv
#PLM2019 https://t.co/lI8z0tUoTZ

Not seen leadership like this in so long. Wisdom to change the gun laws immediately and genuine humanity with real emotion 🙏🏾

Sometimes the best meetings are out of the Boardroom. Thanks @Dr_Ayan, @deffley_paul and Jeremy Hawkey. Fantastic discussion on bringing #prescribinglifestylemedicine to #PrimaryCareNetworks. @PracticeUnbound

Great to see you guys 🙌🏾

Really proud of our buddy @SekeramMohan and his great work on #SocialPrescribing. @drmdsmith and I are just about to get into these 😉. #SocialPrescibingDay #GPlife

Sure thing Paul, but the writing is on the wall for so many valid reasons. Diminishing workforce, 14 hour days, hugely unrealistic expectations from other parties and burnout are hard to navigate around, even using clever workflow.

Middle-aged Americans rarely suffer fatal strokes -- but Luke Perry did. Here's what researchers say about stroke in the not-so-old. https://t.co/OBYE9yYPVb

Loving Nadia by @thenitinsawhney as I watch the end of the Midnight’s Children @BBCTwo. The book has always been in my top 5 and I think unlike many adaptations this one does it justice.

So much fun reconnecting with @GlobalHealthNut and a privilege to lecture @LSHTM for the global health nutrition MSc. Was great to meet the students.

Doctors can’t care for patients if the system doesn’t care for them—an essay by psychologist and author of "Also Human" Caroline Elton https://t.co/KE0IFKuL3h @bmj_latest #giveusabreak

Hey, why not come and work with @drmdsmith and me and say “Howdy...”?: