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Patient testimonials

A big thank you to you and your team for carrying out the procedure today.  I would also like to say that the whole procedure worked liked clockwork and obviously the results gave me a Birthday and Christmas present combined.

Patient treated by Prof. Teare at OneWelbeck

Professor Teare is one of the best gastroenterologists in the UK. Additionally, he is a truly caring person and extremely helpful.

Patient treated by Prof. Teare at St Mary's Hospital

Areas of Expertise

Professor Teare specialises in colonoscopy, colon cancer screening, abdominal pain and inflammatory bowel disease and is recognised as an expert endoscopist. He performs over 1000 procedures annually with a large proportion performed unsedated, as the procedure can be painless, offering a better patient experience and faster recovery.

Professor Teare is highly-experience in a range of diagnostic techniques, with a specific interest in:


Some of the conditions he commonly treats, include:

Career Highlights

Professor Teare MD, FRCP, is Professor of Gastroenterology at Imperial College London, and Consultant Gastroenterologist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and the Royal Marsden NHS Trust.

He received his undergraduate medical training at The University of London and then took up a senior registrar position in gastroenterology and general medicine in 1993, at St Mary’s, London.

Over the last 20 years, he has held many distinguished positions within St Mary’s and Imperial College Healthcare NHS trust including: clinical governance lead for medicine, emergency services lead and service director for gastroenterology/hepatology and chest medicine.

He has a vast range of teaching and assessment responsibilities. He delivers lectures and seminars to both undergraduate and postgraduate students alongside his on-going education of doctors and allied healthcare professionals within the NHS. He currently provides academic and pastoral supervision to several PhD students

Professor Teare is highly-experienced in a range of diagnostic techniques, with a specific focus in: 

  • Colonoscopy
  • Colon cancer screening

Some of the conditions he commonly treats, include:

  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Diarrhoea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Colonic polyps

Research highlights

He has major research interests in endoscopy development and is a Wellcome investigator, producing novel endoscopes. He leads an National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) program of research at Imperial on endoscopic techniques to manage obesity and diabetes. He is also part of a study group developing a new incisionless surgery: NOTES (natural orifice translumenal endoscopic 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.

Professor Teare is highly cited in the gastroenterology field, with over 100 publications to his name.

Get to know Professor Teare…

Julian Teare

“We’ve been very selective in which clinicians were invited to join OneWelbeck Digestive Health. We wanted doctors who are both currently world-class and those who will be the future leaders. Each member of our clinician group worked together to review and improve the design prior to the final construction plan to ensure the best possible outcome. It’s been a purely collaborative project.”

Professor Julian Teare