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.
Upper GI Endoscopy
Lower GI Endoscopy
Small bowel device assisted enteroscopy and capsule endoscopy
Advanced endoscopic imaging including zoom endoscopy, NBI, AFI, Chromoendoscopy
Therapeutic endoscopy including dilation, luminal stenting, endoscopic ablation and resection
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
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
ANAGNOSTOPOULOS, G.K., YAO, K., KAYE, P., HAWKEY, C.J. and RAGUNATH, K, 2007. Novel endoscopic observation in Barrett's oesophagus using high resolution magnification endoscopy and narrow band imaging. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 26(3), 501-507 ANAGNOSTOPOULOS, G.K., YAO, K., KAYE, P., FOGDEN, E., FORTUN, P., SHONDE, A., FOLEY, S., SUNIL, S., ATHERTON, J.J., HAWKEY, C. and RAGUNATH, K., 2007. High-resolution magnification endoscopy can reliably identify normal gastric mucosa, Helicobacter pylori-associated gastritis, and gastric atrophy Endoscopy. 39(3), 202-207 FORTUN, P.J., ANAGNOSTOPOULOS, G.K., KAYE, P., JAMES, M., FOLEY, S., SHONDE, S.A., BADRELDIN, R., CAMPBELL, E., HAWKEY, C.J. and RAGUNATH, K., 2006. Acetic acid-enhanced magnification endoscopy in the diagnosis of specialized intestinal metaplasia, dysplasia and early cancer in Barrett's oesophagus Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 23(6), 735-742
RAGUNATH, K., KRASNER, N., RAMAN, V.S., HAQQANI, M.T, PHILLIPS, C.J. and CHEUNG, I., 2005. Endoscopic ablation of dysplastic Barrett's oesophagus comparing argon plasma coagulation and photodynamic therapy: a randomized prospective trial assessing efficacy and cost-effectiveness. Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology. 40(7), 750-758