Name and PositionDr Ian Beales
Gastroenterology & General Medicine
Contact DetailsMain Telephone Number:01603 641195
Consultant in Gastroenterology & Clinical Reader in Gastroenterology and Therapeutics
Department page: Gastroenterology
Speciality: Gastroenterology, General Internal Medicine
Sub-speciality : Intestinal diseases
Special clinical interests : Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, gastrointestinal bleeding, peptic ulcer disease, anaemia, gastrointestinal problems caused by diseases in other body systems, gastrointestinal infections including C. difficile, gastrointestinal hormones, oesophageal diseases including Barrett’s oesophagus and achalasia, teaching and training.
Research interests : Barrett’s oesophagus and oesophageal cancer, management of inflammatory bowel diseases and gastrointestinal bleeding, anaemia in gastrointestinal diseases, microscopic colitis, H pylori, C difficile, diverticulitis and gastrointestinal hormones.
Secretary: Sara Stickland
GMC number: 3407466
Current membership(s) of professional National and Regional bodies: Training Programme Director and Head of Speciality Training, East of England Gastroenterology Training Scheme, Head of Specialist Training for East of England, Member of National Specialist Advisory Committee for Gastroenterology, Member of the British Society of Gastroenterology Training Committee and the Gastrodudoenal Committee, Member of the East of England Postgraduate School Board, Deputy Dierctor of the East of England Endoscopy Training Unit, Member of the Editorial Boards of the World Journal of Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and the Internal Journal of Physiology, Pathophysiology and Pharmacology, Faculty of 1000 Gastrodudoenal section, Map of Medicine Advisory Board Member.
Degrees & Universities: BSc 1986 (London), MB BS 1989 (London), MD 1997 (London), FRCP 2007 (Royal College of Physicians London), FEBG 2010 (European Board of Gastroenterology), MAcadMedEd 2012 (Academy of Medical Educators)
Professional Expertise: General gastroenterology including diagnostic and therapeutic gastroscopy, colonoscopy and small bowel enteroscopy. Specific interests in inflammatory Bowel Diseases, microscopic colitis, acute and chronic gastrointestinal bleeding and anaemia, peptic ulcer disease , gastrointestinal infections including C. difficile, coeliac disease, gastrointestinal hormones, oesophageal diseases including Barrett’s oesophagus and achalasia, irritable bowel syndrome and constipation, gastrointestinal problems caused by diseases in other body systems such as diabetes, scleroderma or HIV. National reputation for teaching and training. Experienced clinical researcher and principle investigator in multiple academic and commercially-sponsored trials across the gastrointestinal spectrum particularly in assessing novel treatments for inflammatory bowel diseases.
Personal profile: My main interests are travelling, hiking, watching and playing sports, films and music.