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Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. JAMES EAST, Key Advisor

Professor East is one of Europe’s leading colonoscopists and is a Consultant Gastroenterologist & Endoscopist and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer specializing in advanced luminal GI endoscopy. He is the Endoscopy Research Lead for the Translational Gastroenterology Unit, Clinical Lead for Endoscopy at the John Radcliffe Hospital, and Clinical Director for Bowel Cancer Screening Oxfordshire.


He graduated from Edinburgh University in 1999, and trained in Gastroenterology and General (Internal) Medicine on the North West London rotation. He was awarded an MD (Res) in 2009 from Imperial College London after research into dysplasia detection at colonoscopy at St. Mark's Hospital. He was appointed Consultant Gastroenterologist at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust in January 2010, and become an Associate Professor at the University of Oxford in July 2018.

His clinical practice focuses on 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 endoscopic screening and surveillance.