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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 have an expertise in Nutrition, Intestinal Failure (i.e Short Bowel Syndrome), Gastrointestinal Consequences of Cancer and its Treatment (i.e. Radiation Enteropathy), Inflammatory Bowel Disease. I also see patients with general gastroenterology problems and run target/cancer clinics. I have an interest in Endoscopy mainly lower gastrointestinal tract.
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 am a Honorary Senior Lecturer at UCL. I teach undergraduate and postgraduate. I am actively involved in teaching and organising the MSC students in Clinical and Public Health Nutrition at UCL and the UCLp Nutrition course.
Areas of interest
General Gastroenterology, Crohn's disease, Ulcerative colitis, Irritable bowel syndrome, Coeliac disease, Gastro-oesophageal reflux, Bile salt malabsorption, Short bowel syndrome, Radiation enteropathy, Bacterial overgrowth, Endoscopy (gastroscopy, colonoscopy)
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 Senior Lecturer at UCL
Inflammatory bowel disease
English and Italian