James East, M.D.

Consultant Gastroenterologist and Endoscopist

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Expertise

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

  • Abdominal pain
  • Anemia
  • Diarrhea and constipation
  • Familial GI cancer
  • Gastroesophageal reflux
  • Heartburn
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Swallowing problems

Procedures

  • Colon cancer screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopy

Areas of focus

  • Gastroenterology

Education

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

Honors

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)