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Dr Simona Di Caro, Gastroenterologist

Dr Simona Di Caro

MD, PhD

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Specialty
Sub-Specialties
  • General Gastroenterology, Endoscopy
Fixed Price Packages

About

  • Biography icon plus

    Simona Di Caro is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at UCLH. She has an expertise in Nutrition, Intestinal Failure (i.e Short Bowel Syndrome), Coeliac disease, Inflammatory Bowel disease, Irritable bowel syndrome, Gastrointestinal Consequences of Cancer and its Treatment (i.e. Radiation Enteropathy). She also sees patients with general gastroenterology problems and runs target/cancer clinics. She has an interest in Endoscopy and Research.
    She trained as an MD at the Catholic University of Rome, Italy where she also completed her Gastroenterology training. She then was a post-doctoral fellow for 2 years at UPMC, Pittsburgh, USA where she was awarded the HFSP fellowship and worked on identification of new target genes for diagnosis/treatment of colorectal and gastric cancer using DNA Microarray Analysis. She completed her PhD in Nutrition at the University of Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy. At UCLH she was awarded the UCLH Fast Track Grant for her research. She has a particular interest in research and is a Honorary Senior Lecturer at UCL.

  • Clinical interests icon plus

    Crohn's disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Intestinal Failure, Short Bowel Syndrome, High Stoma output, Coeliac disease, Bacterial Overgrowth, Bile salt malabsorption, Radiation Enteropathy, Gastrointestinal effects of cancer and its treatment, Reflux, Dyspepsia, Gastroscopy, Colonoscopy, Videocapsule Endoscopy.
  • Publications icon plus

    Over 30 publications in peer reviewed journals. Most recent/relevant publications: 1. Pantoja F, Fragkos KC, Patel PS, Keane N, Samaan MA, Barnova I, Di Caro S,
    Mehta SJ, Rahman F. Refeeding syndrome in adults receiving total parenteral
    nutrition: An audit of practice at a tertiary UK centre. Clin Nutr. 2018 Jul 5.
    pii: S0261-5614(18)31186-5

    2. Keane N, Fragkos KC, Patel PS, Bertsch F, Mehta SJ, Di Caro S, Rahman F.
    Performance Status, Prognostic Scoring, and Parenteral Nutrition Requirements
    Predict Survival in Patients with Advanced Cancer Receiving Home Parenteral
    Nutrition. Nutr Cancer. 2018 Jan;70(1):73-82

    3.Pironi L, Konrad D, Brandt C, Joly F, Wanten G, Agostini F, Chambrier C,
    Aimasso U, Zeraschi S, Kelly D, Szczepanek K, Jukes A, Di Caro S, Theilla M,
    Kunecki M, Daniels J, Serlie M, Poullenot F, Wu J, Cooper SC, Rasmussen HH,
    Compher C, Seguy D, Crivelli A, Pagano MC, Hughes SJ, Guglielmi FW, Kozjek NR,
    Schneider SM, Gillanders L, Ellegard L, Thibault R, Matras P, Zmarzly A, Matysiak
    K, Van Gossum A, Forbes A, Wyer N, Taus M, Virgili NM, O'Callaghan M, Chapman B,
    Osland E, Cuerda C, Sahin P, Jones L, Lee ADW, Bertasi V, Orlandoni P, Izbéki F,
    Spaggiari C, Díez MB, Doitchinova-Simeonova M, Garde C, Serralde-Zúñiga AE,
    Olveira G, Krznaric Z, Czako L, Kekstas G, Sanz-Paris A, Jáuregui EP, Murillo AZ,
    Schafer E, Arends J, Suárez-Llanos JP, Shaffer J, Lal S. Clinical classification
    of adult patients with chronic intestinal failure due to benign disease: An
    international multicenter cross-sectional survey. Clin Nutr. 2018
    Apr;37(2):728-738

    4.Di Caro S, Cheung WH, Fini L, Keane MG, Theis B, Haidry R, Di Renzo L, De
    Lorenzo A, Lovat L, Batterham RL, Banks M. Role of body composition and metabolic
    profile in Barrett's oesophagus and progression to cancer. Eur J Gastroenterol
    Hepatol. 2016 Mar;28(3):251-60

    5. Di Caro S, May A, Heine DG, Fini L, Landi B, Petruzziello L, Cellier C,
    Mulder CJ, Costamagna G, Ell C, Gasbarrini A; DBE-European Study Group. The
    European experience with double-balloon enteroscopy: indications, methodology,
    safety, and clinical impact. Gastrointest Endosc. 2005 Oct;62(4):545-50

  • Awards and recognitions icon plus

    Marcel Levi programme UCLH 2018, UCLH Fast Track Grant, HFSP Grant, Young Investigator Award UCSC

  • Professional bodies icon plus

    BSG, ESPEN, BMA

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