Meet the Team

The gastro department is home to a team of specialist doctors and nurses. Please find below profiles of consultants within the department.

  • Prof Alastair Watson (Service Director, Prof of Translational Medicine, UEA) – IBD
  • Dr Syed Alam – hepatology, transplant medicine, endoscopy
  • Dr Ian Beales (UEA Reader) – dyspepsia, medical education, clinical trials, acid-peptic disorders, IBD
  • Dr Bernard Brett –  IBD, ERCP, Bowel Cancer Screening Luminal Gasteroenterology and Medical Management (currently Deputy MD)
  • Dr Simon Chan – IBD epidemiology, clinical IBD, diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy
  • Dr Anups Desilva – IBD lead, Bowel Cancer Screening, therapeutic endoscopy and Medical Education
  • Dr Helen Fellows – capsule endoscopy, medical education, luminal GI and hepatology disease
  • Prof Alastair Forbes (Prof of Gastroenterology, UEA) – clinical nutrition
  • Prof Andrew Hart (Prof of Gastroenterology, UEA) – epidemiology of GI disease, medical education
  • Dr Ismail – Nutrition consultant and PEG/enteral lead for the Trust
  • Dr Hugh Kennedy  – IBD, endoscopy, screening colonoscopy
  • Dr Satish Mogan – ERCP/ EUS and advanced endoscopy and hepatobiliary disorders
  • Dr Charlotte Pither – Lead consultant in Nutrition
  • Dr Martin Phillips – hepatology, ERCP, therapeutic endoscopy
  • Dr Alison Prior  – IBS, IBD, colonoscopy
  • Dr Simon Rushbrook  – hepatology, PSC genetics, endoscopic ultrasound, ERCP, hepatobiliary medicine and liver transplantation
  • Dr Arun Shankar – Hepatology, Alcohol services, NAFLD and Training Programme director for the East of England
  • Dr Richard Tighe –  screening colonoscopy, endoscopy training, therapeutic endoscopy, IBD, ERCP
  • Dr Mark Tremelling – IBD genetics, diagnostic and therapeutic colonoscopy


A number of surgeons with expertise in gastroenterology also work within the department.