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Last updated: 10 Apr 2020
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.
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.
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; gallstones; 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; colorectal cancer
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 and AI in endoscopy.
Regular speaker on endoscopy nationally and internationally
Author of more than 100 scientific papers and 10 international guidelines on advanced endoscopy, and authored the chapters on Upper and Lower Endoscopy in the Oxford Textbook of Medicine 6th Edition
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British Society of Gastroenterology Hopkins Endoscopy Prize 2008
Bryan Brooke Lecture and Medal 2016
East JE et al. British Society of Gastroenterology position statement on serrated polyps in the colon and rectum. Gut 2017;66:1181-1196.
Courses offered to GPs
"Bowel Cancer: Diagnosis, Screening and Management" via Chloe Luke,GP & Consultant Liaison & Marketing Assistant, at The Manor Hospital, Oxford
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians London 2014
- MBChB Edinburgh University 1999
- MD(Res) Imperial College London 2009
Reference number 4611127
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Chair Research Committee Joint Advisory Group GI Endoscopy (JAG) 2017
- Endoscopy Section Committee British Society Gastroenterology 2015
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
- 15:30 - 19:30
- 01865 307738
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