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Krish Ragunath

Professor of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy & Honorary Consultant Gastroenterologist, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences



Krish Ragunath is Professor of GI Endoscopy, Head of Endoscopy Service and Consultant Gastroenterologist at the Nottingham University Hospitals. He is the BSG International Secretary, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh and London. He is member of the BSG, ASGE, ESGE and conferred honorary member of the South African GI Society. He is advisor for NICE interventional procedures in endoscopy, sits in the BSG Endoscopy and Oesophageal committees, steering group member of teh BSG Endoscopy research network. Professor Ragunath is an active member of the International Working Group on Classification of Oesophagitis (IWGCO) and Barrett's Oesophagus. His clinical and research interests include advanced endoscopic imaging of the GI Tract, in particular Barrett's oesophagus and minimally invasive endoscopic therapy of early GI neoplasia. He has authored / co-authored several peer reviewed publications and text book chapters. He has also performed several live endoscopy demonstrations, endoscopy training in animal models and has lectured in national and international meetings. He was the recipient of the BSG Hopkins Endoscopy Prize 2010.

Expertise Summary

Upper GI Endoscopy

Lower GI Endoscopy

Small bowel device assisted enteroscopy and capsule endoscopy

Endoscopic Ultrasound

Advanced endoscopic imaging including zoom endoscopy, NBI, AFI, Chromoendoscopy

Therapeutic endoscopy including dilation, luminal stenting, endoscopic ablation and resection

Teaching Summary


Weekly bedside clinical teaching (4-5 medical students), 24 hours per academic year.

Annual UGI disorders lecture (150 students), 3 hours per academic year.

BMed Sci student project (currently supervising 1 student)

BMed Sci student project examiner (1 student per academic year)

ACE course examiner for OSCE and OSLER, ~8 hours per academic year.


PG student research supervision and examinership

Principle supervisor M Phil student supervision completed (1) thesis 2007.

Principle supervisor DM supervision completed (1), awaiting thesis submission 2012.

Principle supervisor DM student supervision (1 current)

Co-supervisor PhD student (1 current)

Internal examiner for DM UON, 2 candidates 2008 and 2009.

External Examiner for MD candidate, Imperial College 2012 (awaiting viva)

External examiner for MD candidate, Leeds University 2007.

National & International PG course faculty

European Society of GI Endoscopy PG course (Vienna) faculty 2008

British Society of Gastroenterology annual meeting PG course (Liverpool) faculty 2010

Digestive Disorder Federation (UK), PG course (Liverpool) faculty 2012

BSG Education, PG training day for GI Specialist registrars (Newcastle), faculty 2012.

Annual ASNEMGE (Assc.Europ & Mediteranean GI Soc.) Summer School faculty (Prague).

PG teaching & training in Nottingham

Weekly GI Endoscopy teaching to Specialist Registrars attached to QMC, 4 hrs per week.

Annual Nottingham Advanced Endoscopy Masterclass, course director, 16 hours

Annual Barrett's Endotherapy course organiser, 16 hours

Research Summary

BEST2 (Barrett's oesophagus Screening Trial), multicentre trial involving Cambridge (Dr R Fitzgerald), Nottingham (Dr K Ragunath), UCL London (Dr L Lovat) and Newcastle (Prof M… read more

Selected Publications

Current Research

  • BEST2 (Barrett's oesophagus Screening Trial), multicentre trial involving Cambridge (Dr R Fitzgerald), Nottingham (Dr K Ragunath), UCL London (Dr L Lovat) and Newcastle (Prof M Griffin).
  • Trimodal Imaging (High resolution endoscopy, Autofluorescence and NBI) and molecular endpoints to detect dysplasia and early cancer in Barrett's oesophagus, collaborative work with Dr J Bergman, Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Dr R Fitzgerald, Hutchison MRC Research Centre, Addenbrooks Hospital, Cambridge, UK.
  • EMR plus Radiofrequency ablation of dysplastic Barrett's oesophagus (Dr J Bergman). A European Multi-centre collaborative study involving centres in Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and UK.
  • Procore study. Multicentre randomised trial comparing EUS guided FNA Vs FNABx. This study involves Nottingham, Cambridge, Birmingham and Newcastle. Sponsored by a research grant from Cook Medical.
  • EG study: Case control study exploring the utility of EG scan in Barrett's oesophagus and oesophageal varices. Study centres, Nottingham and Cambridge. Sponsored by a research grant from Intromedic Seoul, S Korea.
  • Advanced endoscopic imaging in Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer: Collaboration with Dr R Fitzgerald, Hutchison MRC Research Centre, Addenbrooks Hospital, Cambridge, UK.
  • Chemoprophylaxis, biomarkers and surveillance studies in Barrett's oesophagus (AsPECT, CHOPIN and BOSS trials), Prof Janusz Jankowski, Prof Hugh Barr and Dr John deCaestecker.

School of Medicine

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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