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Professor Travis

Professor Simon Travis

Consultant Gastroenterologist


  • Crohn's Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Colonoscopy
  • Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • Malabsorption
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy

Training & Background

  • Qualifications: DPhil, FRCP
  • Year first qualified: 1981
  • GMC number: 2734936
  • Main NHS base : Oxford University Hospitals Trust

Professor Travis is one of the UK’s leading gastroenterologists. He is the immediate Past-President of the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation (ECCO), Fellow of Linacre College at the University of Oxford and Consultant Gastroenterologist at the John Radcliffe Thomas’ Hospital London in 1981 and trained in Gastroenterology both in London and in Oxford, where he did his PhD on colonic epithelial electrophysiology.

He was Chair of the Scientific Committee (2007-10) and then President of the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation (ECCO 2012-2014), with international collaborations in Hong Kong, India, Middle East, USA and Canada, among other countries. Clinical interests focus on all aspects of gastroenterology, particularly ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, nutrition and intestinal failure, with an emphasis on compassionate care.



Research & Teaching

Professor Travis’ research interests focus on novel therapy, endoscopic assessment, and clinical prediction in inflammatory bowel disease.

He is an author of 7 books, 30 chapters, over 400 papers and many international guidelines.

Professional Memberships

  • British Society of Gastroenterology
  • European Crohns & Colitis Organisation
  • National Institutes for Health (US) working group

Clinic Times

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