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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. 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. have an interest in Endoscopy both diagnostic and therapeutic, including videocapsule endoscopy.
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 actively involved in teaching and organizing the MSC students in Clinical and Public Health Nutrition at UCL and the UCLp Nutrition course.
Areas of interest
Gastrointestinal Cancer, General Gastroenterology, Crohn's disease, Ulcerative colitis, Irritable bowel syndrome, Coeliac disease, Gastro-oesophageal reflux, Bile salt malabsorption, Short bowel syndrome, Radiation enteropathy, Small Bowel Bacterial overgrowth, Endoscopy (gastroscopy, colonoscopy, videocapsule endoscopy)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant in Gastroenterology, with an interest in Nutrition and Intestinal Failure at University College London Hospital (UCLH)
Honorary Consultant Gastroenterology at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH)
Honorary Associate Professor at UCL
Inflammatory bowel disease
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Italian - Native or bilingual
Reference number 6160868
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.