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Christos Toumpanakis


Special Interests

Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, coeliac disease, chronic diarrhoea, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, gastro-intestinal problems in patients with congenital immunodeficiencies




Dr Christos Toumpanakis is a Consultant in Gastroenterology and Neuroendocrine Tumours in Centre for Gastroenterology and Neuroendocrine Tumour Unit ' ENETS Centre of Excellence of Royal Free Hospital, London.

He is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College of London, and has been awarded as 'Top-Teacher of the Year' in 2007, 2009, 2013 and 2014. He graduated from Medical School-University of Athens, Greece, in 1994, obtained his Specialty Title in Gastroenterology and Hepatology in 2004, and his PhD from University of Athens in 2007.

His main interests, apart from General Gastroenterology and Endoscopy, include gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, celiac disease, chronic diarrhoea, Inflammatory Bowel Disease and gastro-intestinal problems in patients with congenital immuno-deficiencies.

His Sub-Specialty is 'Neuroendocrine (Carcinoid) Tumours (NETs)' and he is considered as one of the International experts in that field. He has significant clinical experience in all types of gastro-entero-pancreatic, as well as bronchial NETs and in all available treatment options.

He is lecturing regularly in several International Conferences and published many original papers and Reviews. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the European Neuroendocrine Tumour Society (ENETS), the Editor of ENETS CME program, a co-author of ENETS, UK and Ireland NET Guidelines, as well as a member of the Advisory Board of the 'UK NET patients' foundation'.

He is leading a NET Clinical Research Group and his main research interests include novel biomarkers and molecular imaging in NETs, mesenteric fibrosis and carcinoid heart disease.

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