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Professor Qasim Aziz

PhD, FRCP

Professor of Neurogastroenterology

Specialty
  • Gastroenterology
Sub-Specialties
  • Neurogastroenterology
Fixed Price Packages

About

  • Biography icon plus

    Professor Qasim Aziz completed his early medical training and also obtained his PhD in Manchester and subsequently held the posts of lecturer, senior lecturer and professor of gastroenterology at the University of Manchester between 1994 and 2006. He moved to Bart"s and The London in December 2006 where he is Professor of Neurogastroenterology and director of the Wingate Institute of Neurogastroenterology.

    Professor Aziz has pioneered the use of neurophysiological techniques to study human brain gut interactions in health and disease. His research contributed to the identification of the brain representation of human swallowing muscles and also he also undertaken seminal work that has helped to identify the human brain centers involved in processing gastrointestinal pain and how these are affected by injury to gut nerves as well as by stress and other psychological factors. His research has explored neurophysiological aspects and treatment of conditions such as Non-Cardiac Chest Pain and Non-erosive reflux disease and abdominal pain in a variety of conditions including Irritable Bowel Syndrome. He has performed pioneering research exploring the link between connective tissue disorders that cause joint hypermobility and gastrointestinal symptoms. He has expertise in managing patients with gut symptoms associated with endocrine (diabetes etc), rheumatological (scleroderma, lupus) and neurological disorders (neuromuscular disorders, multiple sclerosis, spinal disorders including injury).

    Professor Aziz was awarded the Sir Francis Avery Jones Research Gold Medal by the British Society of Gastroenterology in 1998 and the Janssen Award for Basic and Clinical Research by the American Gastroenterology Association in 2000. He is on the editorial board of numerous prestigious international journals. He is an executive committee member of the Abdominal and Pelvic Pain Special Interest Group of the International Society of the Study of Pain and has recently stepped down as chair of this group. He is past chair of the neurogastroenterology section of the British Society of Gastroenterology and has been a member of the Education and Scientific Committees of United European Gastroenterology and European Society of Neurogastroenterology and Motility. He is also currently the specialty lead for gastroenterology for the North Thames Clinical Research Network. He has published more than 200 original papers in high quality international journals.

  • Clinical interests icon plus

    Functional gastrointestinal disorders (irritable bowel syndrome, dyspepsia, reflux disease and non-cardiac chest pain), motility disorders, gut manifestations of neurological, rheumatological and endoscopy

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