- General Gastroenterology
- Rectal bleeding
- Abdominal pain
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Heartburn & reflux
- Advanced endoscopy
- Bowel Cancer Screening
- Familial GI cancer
- Upper Endoscopy (OGD)
- Diarrhoea & constipation
- Flexible sigmoidoscopy
Training & Background
|Qualifications:||BSC MBChB MD(Res) FRCP|
|Year first qualified:||1999|
|Clinic times:||By appointment|
Professor East qualified in medicine in 1999, from the University of Edinburgh. His specialist training took place in Cambridge and London.
This included a research fellowship at St. Mark’s Hospital in London, leading to an MD(Res) from Imperial College. He received the British Society of Gastroenterology’s Hopkins Prize for this work.
By 2009, Professor East had been added to the GMC’s specialist register in gastroenterology. Consultancy positions followed, reflecting a distinguished career.
For a number of years, he has been Director of Bowel Cancer Screening in Oxfordshire and Clinical Lead for Endoscopy at the John Radcliffe Hospital, University of Oxford, where he is an Associate Professor.
Endoscopy in a broader sense and colonoscopy in particular are special interests for Professor East. He is equally happy to provide accurate diagnosis and treatment for a wide range of gastroenterological conditions.
The way he offers this support matters to Professor East, with patient comfort and care a priority, along with shared understanding.
Research & Teaching
Professor East’s research interests include quality in endoscopy, serrated polyps, endoscopy in IBD and advanced endoscopic imaging with therapy.
He was elected to the British Society of Gastroenterology Endoscopy Committee in 2015, advises the UK’s National Institute of Health & Care Excellence (NICE) and is the inaugural chair of the JAG Research Committee.
Professor East has published more than 160 scientific papers and international guidelines. He wrote the chapters on Endoscopy for the 6th Edition of the Oxford Textbook of Medicine.
- Royal College of Physicians, London
- British Society of Gastroenterology
- St. Mark’s Association
- European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy