Dr Saggar has an extensive career as one of the leading authorities on his area of clinical genetics.
His medical experience, reputation and on-air experience makes him ideally suited to both on-air and off-air consultancy for television and press media production companies.
Dr Anand Saggar is a Senior Consultant in Clinical Genetics at St Georges NHS Trust, where he leads a multidisciplinary team providing services for a population of 2.7 million people in the South West Thames Genetics Service.
He is also active in undergraduate and post-graduate education and is a Senior Lecturer at St Georges Hospital Medical School, London. He lectures on a wide range of topics including the co-ordination of a weekly 'Genetics In Medicine' lecture series to a student body of 800 pupils. He regularly lectures locally, nationally and internationally
Dr Saggar trained at St Bartholomew's Medical School University of London, and qualified MBBS in 1982. He is a registered medical practitioner (General Medical Council No:2572451). He is a member of the Royal College of Physicians.
Dr Saggar began his career at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London and then went on to work in several London teaching hospitals. He has a comprehensive record of experience in respiratory medicine, diabetes/endocrinology, cardiology, intensive care, nephrology (kidney disorders) and neurology.
In 1988 he became a full time academic, and undertook research at two centres of international repute: The department of renal medicine, Karolinska Institute in Sweden and later in the Blood pressure unit at St Georges Medical School, London.
Dr Saggar has an International reputation for his work on inherited renal disease.
His clinical work also includes:
- General adult genetics
- Paediatric dysmorpgology
- Cardiovascular risk profiling and hypertension
- Tuberous sclerosis
- Cancer family histories
- Huntington's disease
Societies & Organisations
Dr Saggar is a founder director and medical adviser to the Polycystic Kidney Disease Charity (UK). He is also medical adviser and former Chair of Specific Eye Conditions (SPECS), and umbrella organisation for local groups and societies for people with impaired vision. He is Secretary of the Clinical Genetics Society, the UK professional society for clinical geneticists.
In addition, Dr Saggar is a member of: