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Simon Chan is a consultant gastroenterologist at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation trust and an honorary lecturer in gastroenterology at the Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia. He is interested in all aspects of gastroenterology but in particular upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, coeliac disease and other colonic disorders.
He did his undergraduate medical training at the University of Cambridge where he was also awarded a PhD on immune responses to the gastrointestinal pathogen Salmonella. Following junior doctor posts throughout East Anglia, including Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge he completed his specialist training in gastroenterology and general medicine in the East of England Deanery. During this time he held a 4 year National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) clinical lectureship investigating the role of environmental and dietary factors in the aetiology of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. This has lead to the publication of numerous research papers, presentations at international meetings and several book chapters.
Areas of interest
Bowel disease including inflammatory (IBD); Crohn's disease; Ulcerative colitis; Endoscopic procedures; Colonoscopy; Flexible Sigmoidoscopy; Gastroscopy; Interventional endoscopy; Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); coeliac disease; bowel cancer; anaemia
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant in Gastroenterology, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Honorary Clinical Lecturer in Gastroenterology, Norwich Medical School, University of East Anglia
Environmental factors and the aetiology of inflammatory bowel disease.
New therapies in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis
Many publications in the medical and scientific literature
Khalili H, Chan SSM, Lochhead P, Ananthakrishnan AN, Hart AR, Chan AT. The role of diet in the aetiopathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease. Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2018 Sep;15(9):525-535.
Opstelten JL, Chan SSM, Hart AR, van Schaik FDM et al. Prediagnostic Serum Vitamin D Levels and the Risk of Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis in European Populations: A Nested Case-Control Study. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2018 Feb 15;24(3):633-640.
Chan SS, Luben R, Olsen A, Tjonneland A, et al. Association Between High Dietary Intake of the n-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Docosahexaenoic Acid and Reduced Risk of Crohn’s Disease. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. (2014) Apr;39(8):834-42
Chan SS, Luben R, Olsen A, Tjonneland A, et al. Body Mass Index and the Risk for Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis: Data From a European Prospective Cohort Study (The IBD in EPIC Study). Am J Gastroenterol. (2013) Apr;108(4):575-82.
Courses offered to GPs
I do talks to GPs at the sessions organised through the Spire Norwich Hospital
- PhD University of Cambridge 2002
- MB BChir University of Cambridge 2006
- MRCP Royal College of Physicians 2009
- FRCP Royal College of Physicians 2019
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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.