James East, M.D.

Consultant Gastroenterologist and Endoscopist

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Dr. East is a leading colonoscopist in Europe. He is an associate professor in the Translational Gastroenterology Unit at John Radcliffe Hospital, University of Oxford, and wrote the endoscopy chapters for the "Oxford Textbook of Medicine," Sixth Edition.

Conditions treated


Dr. East trained at The University of Edinburgh, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, and at the Hammersmith and Charing Cross hospitals, London.

Research activities

  • Quality in endoscopy
  • Serrated polyps and polyposis
  • Endoscopy in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Advanced endoscopic imaging and therapy

See Dr. East's published articles


Dr. East's research earned the British Society of Gastroenterology's Hopkins Prize. He is the inaugural chair of the Royal College of Physicians' Joint Advisory Group (JAG) research committee and has published more than 150 scientific papers and 10 international guidelines.

Professional memberships

  • Clinical lead for endoscopy and director of the Oxfordshire Bowel Cancer Screening Service
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP)
  • Committee member, British Society of Gastroenterology Endoscopy Committee
  • Advisor, the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)