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Dr Evans a full time consultant
Gastroenterologist at the Lister and New QEII Hospitals.
He obtained his BSc in Neurosciences at Sussex University in 1998 and qualified from Leicester/Warwick Medical School in 2006 with a prize for Clinical medicine. He then undertook speciality training in North West London between 2012 and 2018 working at centres of excellence including St Marks, St Mary’s and Royal London Hospitals. In 2015 he received the Derek Butler Award gaining his PhD in 2018 from Queen Mary University of London for research into the biology of Barrett’s oesophagus and its role in cancer development. He has produced publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and presented this work at international meetings: BSG, DDW and UEGW.
Dr Evans is responsible for inpatients with a wide variety of gastroenterological disorders as well as running regular gastroenterology outpatient clinics with a particular interest in oesophageal and gastric cancer, Barrett’s oesophagus and upper GI physiology testing. He performs upper GI therapeutic endoscopy, colonoscopy and is developing the trusts physiology testing service.
Dr Evans is the Upper GI Cancer lead for the trust, a member of the Regional Upper GI cancer Alliance and is the lead for the Regional Laser service. He is also involved closely in medical education and training as the Endoscopy training lead for the Trust and teaches on regional JAG accredited training courses for Upper GI endoscopy.
Areas of interest
Reflux and heartburn; Barrett’s oesophagus; IBS; Constipation; Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD); Diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy; Upper GI physiology testing; Investigation of abnormal liver function tests; Anaemia.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Upper GI Cancer & Endoscopy Training Lead
Prize for Clinical Medicine - Leicester Warwick medical School 2006
Derek Butler Research Award 2015
JA Evans, E Carlotti, SAC McDonald et. al. Clonal transitions and phenotypic evolution in Barrett’s Esophagus, Gastroenterology, 2021 Apr; https://doi.org/10.1101/2021.03.31.21252894
JA Evans, S A McDonald The complex, clonal and controversial nature of Barretts oesophagus . Adv Exp Med Biol. 2016 :908:27-20
Woodland P, Ooi JL, Grassi F, Nikaki K, Lee C, Evans JA, Koukias N, Triantos C, McDonald SA,Peiris M, Aktar R, Blackshaw LA, Sifrim D. Superficial oesophageal mucosal afferent nerves may contribute to reflux hypersensitivity in non-erosive reflux disease. Gastroenterology. 2017 Nov;153(5):1230-1239. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2017.07.017. Epub 2017 Jul 20.
Courses offered to GPs
Upper GI Physiology
- MBChB Leicester/Warwick Medical School 2006
- MRCP London 2009
- PhD Queen Mary University of London 2018
Reference number 6146523
Details of entry to specialist register
- Full GMC License to practice , 2007
Affiliations / memberships
GMC registration: (Full) 6146523
Royal College of Physicians
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) includes forceps biopsy, biopsy urease test and dye spray - (1-5)
Diagnostic colonoscopy, includes forceps biopsy of colon and ileum - (1-5)