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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 is 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.
His clinical practice focuses on all aspects of general gastroenterology including heartburn, gastro-oesophageal reflux, nausea and vomiting, swallowing problems, abdominal pain, diarrhoea and constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, anaemia and rectal bleeding. He also has a specialist interest in advanced upper and lower GI endoscopy, as well as bowel cancer screening and is accredited as a colonoscopist by the National Bowel Cancer Screening Programme.
Areas of interest
Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy (OGD); heartburn; gastro-oesophageal reflux; Barrett's oesophagus; nausea; vomiting; swallowing problems; abdominal pain; stomach ulcers; diarrhoea; constipation; irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO); coeliac disease; gluten intolerance; inflammatory bowel disease (IBD); colonoscopy; flexible sigmoidoscopy; colonic polyps; adenomas; serrated polyps; iron deficiency; rectal bleeding; blood in stool; bowel cancer screening; faecal occult blood test (FOBT); faecal immunochemical test (FIT) endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR); family cancer; genetic risk;
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Gastroenterologist & Associate Professor, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford, OX3 9DU
International reputation for colonoscopy and advanced endoscopy.
Main research interests include: advanced diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, quality in endoscopy, endoscopy in IBD, and serrated polyps.
More than 100 peer reviewed scientific articles and five book chapters since 2003
Regular speaker on endoscopy nationally and internationally
Author of six international guidelines on advanced endoscopy
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British Society of Gastroenterology Hopkins Endoscopy Prize 2008
Bryan Brooke Lecture and Medal 2016
East JE, Vieth M, Rex DK. Serrated lesions in colorectal cancer screening: detection, resection, pathology and surveillance. Gut. 2015;64:991-1000
East JE, Dekker E. Colorectal cancer diagnosis in 2012: A new focus for CRC prevention--more serration, less inflammation.Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2013;10:69-70
Courses offered to GPs
"Bowel Cancer: Diagnosis, Screening and Management" via Chloe Luke,GP & Consultant Liaison & Marketing Assistant, at The Manor Hospital, Oxford
- MBChB Edinburgh University 1999
- MD(Res) Imperial College London 2009
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians London 2014
Reference number 4611127
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Endoscopy Section Committee British Society Gastroenterology 2015
- Chair Research Committee Joint Advisory Group GI Endoscopy (JAG) 2017
Details of entry to specialist register
- Gastroenterology and General (internal) medicine, 2009
Affiliations / memberships
British Society of Gastroenterology - Endoscopy Clinical Research Group
European Society Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Royal College Physicians London
The Medical and Dental Defense Union of Scotland
- Nuffield Health The Manor Hospital, OX3 7RP
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Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.