Dr Simona Di Caro


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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020

About me

I joined the Nutrition and Intestinal Failure team as a Consultant Gastroenterology at University College London Hospital (UCLH) in December 2013. I run target clinics specific for patients with symptoms suspicious of cancer and patients with Gastrointestinal symptoms of cancer and its treatment (i.e. Radiation Enteropathy). I see patients with general gastroenterology problems including Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth. I have an expertise in Nutrition, Intestinal Failure (i.e. Short Bowel Syndrome), Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Coeliac disease. I run the transition clinic for young people with Intestinal Failure to adult services and am Honorary Consultant at Great Ormond Street Hospital. I have an interest in Endoscopy both upper and lower, diagnostic and therapeutic, including videocapsule endoscopy to study the small intestine.
I trained as an MD at the Catholic University of Rome, Italy where I completed my Gastroenterology training. As a SpR I was the coordinator of the European multicentre study for Double Balloon Enteroscopy. I then was a post-doctoral fellow for 2 years at UPMC, Pittsburgh, USA where I was awarded the HFSP fellowship and worked on identification of new target genes for diagnosis/treatment of colorectal and gastric cancer using DNA Microarray Analysis. I completed my PhD in Nutrition at the University of Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy. I was previously the Senior Clinical Fellow in Inflammatory Bowel Disease at UCLH where I was awarded the UCLH Fast Track Grant for my research. I have a particular interest in research and I am an Honorary Associate Professor at UCL. I teach undergraduate and postgraduate. I am the Lead of the module Disease and Disordered Eating of the MSC in Clinical and Public Health Nutrition at UCL and the UCLp Nutrition course.

Areas of interest

Short bowel syndrome; Crohn's disease; Ulcerative colitis; Radiation enteropathy; Small Bowel Bacterial overgrowth; Endoscopy (gastroscopy, colonoscopy, videocapsule endoscopy); Gastrointestinal Cancer; General Gastroenterology; Irritable bowel syndrome; Coeliac disease; Gastro-oesophageal reflux; Bile salt malabsorption;
Please contact my PA, Alessandra if you would like to organize a videoconsultation

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Procedures completed

  • G8080

    Capsule endoscopy (including interpretation and evaluation) - (5-50)

    Lister Hospital (1-5) New Victoria Hospital (1-5)

  • G8082

    Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) and immediate colonoscopy includes forceps biopsies, biopsy test and dye spray (as sole procedure) - (1-5)

    New Victoria Hospital (1-5) Lister Hospital (1-5)

  • H2002

    Diagnostic colonoscopy, includes forceps biopsy of colon and ileum - (1-5)

    New Victoria Hospital (1-5)

  • G6500

    Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) includes forceps biopsy, biopsy urease test and dye spray - (1-5)

    New Victoria Hospital (1-5)

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