Dr Charlie Lees

Dr Charlie Lees

Gastroenterology 04727312

  • Bupa Platinum consultant
  • Fee assured
  • Open Referral network
  • Accredited endoscopist
Bupa Platinum consultant
Fee assured
Open Referral network
Accredited endoscopist

Specialises in

  • Endoscopy
  • Inflammatory bowel disease

Bupa specialist

  • Accredited endoscopist


  • Face-to-face consultations
  • Video and telephone consultations

About me

I am a consultant gastroenterologist based at the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, and senior lecturer at the University of Edinburgh. My major clinical, research and teaching interest is inflammatory bowel disease, especially diagnostics & therapeutics, monitoring, and the role of diet and the gut microbiota. I have a number of key local and international roles, including: Scottish Government Specialty Lead for Gastroenterology;
Scientific Committee of the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation
Chair of the Scottish Society of Gastroenterology IBD Interest Group
The British Society of Gastroenterology IBD Clinical Research Committee
International IBD Genetics Consortium management committee
Chief investigator of the PREdiCCt ( investigating the cause of disease flare in IBD) and GEM study (; a $20m cohort study investigating the underlying cause of Crohn’s disease)
Major international teaching activities include directing the ECCO Advanced IBD Course, the United European Gastroenterology Summer School and Young Investigators Programme, and the Wellcome Trust Advanced Course in Genomic Medicine for Clinicians.
I offer consultations in all aspects of gastroenterology (including irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, coeliac disease, nutrition, abdominal pain, dyspepsia and reflux) and a full range of endoscopic services (including upper GI endoscopy and colonoscopy) at Shawfair Park Hospital. To make an appointment please contact the Spire appointments team (0131 316 2530) or my private secretary, Abbie Aitken (07429 184270).

Areas of interest

inflammatory bowel disease; Crohn's disease; ulcerative colitis; irritable bowel syndrome; coeliac disease; FODMAP; diet; nutrition; dyspepsia; dysphagia; endoscopy; colonoscopy; diagnostics

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