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Professor James East

Consultant Gastroenterologist & Endoscopist


  • General Gastroenterology
  • Abdominal pain
  • Heartburn & reflux
  • Bowel Cancer Screening
  • Familial GI cancer
  • Diarrhoea & constipation
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Advanced endoscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Upper Endoscopy (OGD)
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy

Training & Background

  • Qualifications: BSC MBChB MD(Res) FRCP
  • Year first qualified : 1999
  • GMC number : 4611127
  • Main NHS base: John Radcliffe, Oxford

Prof James East is one of Europe’s leading colonoscopists. He works as a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Endoscopist and is an Associate Professor, based at the Translational Gastroenterology Unit, John Radcliffe Hospital, University of Oxford. He wrote the chapters on Endoscopy for the 6th Edition of the Oxford Textbook of Medicine.

For the last decade, he had been the Clinical Lead for Endoscopy at the John Radcliffe and Director of Bowel Cancer Screening Oxfordshire.

He trained in Edinburgh, Cambridge and London, with a research fellowship at St. Mark’s Hospital leading to an MD(Res) from Imperial College. He received the British Society of Gastroenterology’s Hopkins Prize on the basis of this work.

Research & Teaching

Prof. East’s research interests include quality in endoscopy, serrated polyps, endoscopy in IBD, and advanced endoscopic imaging and therapy. He was elected to the British Society of Gastroenterology Endoscopy Committee in 2015, advises the UK National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and is the inaugural chair of the JAG Research Committee. He has published more than 150 scientific papers and 10 international guidelines.

Professional Memberships

  • Royal College of Physicians, London
  • British Society of Gastroenterology
  • St. Mark’s Association
  • European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Clinic Times

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