Bob qualified from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School in 1996, also obtaining a First Class honours BSc during his medical school training.
After extensive training in Gastroenterology, General Medicine and Hepatology at teaching and district general hospitals across North West London, Dr Grover was awarded a competitive Royal College of Physicians Fellowship to train towards a PhD. He was a clinical research fellow at Imperial College London and was awarded his PhD thesis in 2010 for his work on Brain Imaging in Liver disease. He has presented his work at International meetings and published in peer-reviewed journals.
Bob then undertook further training in advanced Hepatology at the Internationally-renowned King’s College Hospital Liver Unit and St Mary’s Hospital and was awarded sub-specialty accreditation in Hepatology.
Bob’s main clinical research interest is improving quality of care delivered to patients by collaborative working between different care providers. He has been personally awarded nearly 500k of competitive grants for his various research projects to date.
Bob is a full-time Gastroenterologist, Hepatologist and General Physician at Hillingdon and Mount Vernon Hospitals, caring for NHS in and outpatients with acute and chronic gastroenterological and liver conditions. Furthermore he also performs a specialist liver clinic, investigating and treating patients with liver conditions including autoimmune hepatitis, hepatitis B and hepatitis C.
He provides endoscopy services to both in and out patients, performing over 700 NHS colonoscopies and gastroscopies per year and is an accredited colonoscopy trainer. He also provides emergency out-of-hours endoscopy cover to both Hillingdon and the Harefield Hospitals.
Bob lives in West London with his wife, a Paediatrician, and 2 young children. His interests include gardening, DIY, cinema and providing a shuttle bus service for his children between swimming, ballet and children’s parties.
- Neuroinflammation in Patients with Chronic Hepatitis C: Evidence of CNS Infection? VPB Grover, N Pavese, SB Koh, M Wylezinska, BK Saxby, A Gerhard, DM Forton, DJ Brooks, HC Thomas, SD Taylor-Robinson. J Viral Hep. 2011
- Ammonia and cerebral water. Importance of Structural Analysis of the Brain in Hepatic Encephalopathy. MJ McPhail, NS Dhanjal, VP Grover, SD Taylor-Robinson. J Hepatol 2011
- Does Acute Hepatitis C Infection Affect the Central Nervous System in HIV-1 Infected Individuals? A Winston, L Garvey, E Scotney, D Yerrakalva, JM Allsop, EC. Thomson, VPB Grover, J Main, IJ Cox, M Wylezinska and SD Taylor-Robinson. J Viral Hepat 2010 Jun;17(6):419-26
- Effects of active HCV replication on neurologic status in HIV RNA virally suppressed patients’ L Garvey, H Pflugrad, VP Grover, SD Taylor-Robinson, A Winston. Neurology 2010 Mar 2;74(9):779
- Radiotracer imaging studies in hepatic encephalopathy: ISHEN practice guidelines. Georg Berding, Richard B. Banati, Ralph Buchert, Franca Chierichetti, Vijay P.B. Grover, Akinobu Kato, Susanne Keiding and Simon D. Taylor-Robinson. Liver Int. 2009 May;29(5):621-8
- Liver transplantation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Sudeep Tanwar, Shahid A Khan, Vijay P Grover, Catherine Gwilt, Belinda Smith, Ashley Brown. World Journal of Gastroenterology 2009 Nov 28;15(44):5511-6
- Cerebral immune activation in chronic hepatitis C infection: A magnetic resonance spectroscopy study. Forton DM, Hamilton G, Allsop JM, Grover VP, Wesnes K, O’Sullivan C, Thomas HC and Taylor-Robinson SD. J Hepatology. 2008; Sep;49(3):316-22
- Current and future applications of magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy of the brain in hepatic encephalopathy. Grover VPB, Forton DM, Patel N, Thomas HC, Taylor-Robinson SD. World Journal of Gastroenterology 2006;12:2969-2978
- Book chapter: Bansi D, Grover VPB, Thillainayagam A. Gastroenterology. In: Cummin ARC and Nicholson AN (Eds). Aviation Medicine and the Airline Passenger. Hodder Arnold, Oxford University Press, 2002, pp 180 - 196 (ISBN13: 9780340806371)