Professor Julian Teare

Consultant Gastroenterologist MB:BS MD FRCP

Specialism: Gastrointestinal

Available at: Chelsea

Special interests:

  • colonoscopy and colorectal cancer screening
  • gastroscopy
  • dyspepsia and abdominal pain
  • inflammatory bowel disease


Professor Teare has both a private and an NHS practice at The Royal Marsden. He is a consultant gastroenterologist of 15 years’ standing. He has sessions at The Royal Marsden and St Mary’s Hospital Paddington, and is a Professor of Gastroenterology at Imperial College London. He trained at King’s College Hospital, Guy’s and St Thomas' and St Mary’s, with fellowships in Vancouver, before being appointed consultant at St Mary’s in 1995. He was appointed to The Royal Marsden in 2008.

Professor Teare is an expert endoscopist; he specialises in colonoscopy, allowing a significant proportion of patients to have the procedure without sedation as it can be pain-free.

His clinical interests include colonoscopy and colon cancer screening, abdominal pain and inflammatory bowel disease.

He has major research interests in endoscopy development and is a Wellcome investigator producing novel endoscopes. He leads an NIHR program of research at Imperial on endoscopic techniques to manage obesity and diabetes. He is part of a study group developing NOTES (natural orifice translumenal endoscopic surgery) – incisionless surgery where operations can be performed without abdominal incisions. He has an Imperial/Marsden BRC research project based at The Royal Marsden on the role of the gut microflora and the development and progression of colorectal cancer.

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