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Dr Simon Peake is an experienced gastroenterologist who performs a range of treatments, including:
Dr Simon Peake, MBBS(Hons), BSc(Hons), MRCP, MD(Res) is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.
After attaining a first class honours degree and distinction at St Mary’s Hospital, he trained at several hospitals throughout Northwest London. During his training, he also undertook specialist fellowships in endoscopy (2012-2013) and inflammatory bowel disease (2010-2011) at St Mark’s Hospital.
He was appointed as a research fellow at St Mark’s Hospital and Imperial College London and was awarded an MD(Res) degree in 2014 with his thesis entitled ‘Aberrant Expression of Homing Molecules on Dendritic Cells Drives Inflammation in Crohn’s Disease’.
He was appointed a Consultant at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust in 2015. Since his appointment at Imperial, he has taken on the roles of both Unit and Endoscopy training lead at St Mary’s Hospital. He is the lead physician for inflammatory bowel disease for the Trust. In addition, he has active roles within Imperial College, both as an examiner for undergraduate examinations and lecturing and mentoring postgraduate students.
Dr Simon Peake partnered with Welbeck Health in 2018 to collaboratively develop the OneWelbeck Digestive Health Centre.
Dr Peake has been published extensively in the fields of inflammatory bowel disease and endoscopy, as well as writing several book chapters and peer-reviewing articles for high impact gastroenterology journals.
Get to know Dr Peake…
I joined OneWelbeck because I share the principles that are embedded in the culture here– to strive for excellence; to go the extra mile.Lots of places provide good care but OneWelbeck is about taking that extra step and providing excellence for our patients.Dr Simon Peake
Why did you enter the medical profession?
Above all, I am a people person. I enjoy helping people and treating them – I like seeing people get better. I like to listen to my patients and spend time to get to know them.
What encouraged you to specialise in your chosen field?
I have always found gastroenterology to be an interesting and challenging speciality. This is a speciality which requires intellectual and practical skills and ability, and I feel that I am well suited to this.
How do you provide excellent patient care?
I believe in individualised and personalised care to each patient. I always spend time listening to the patient and identifying all their concerns and then ensure that each one is correctly addressed. I am open and ensure that patients always feel at ease in the consulting room. I also ensure that I take the time to explain each aspect of their condition, planned investigation and/or treatment.
What keeps you busy outside of work?
I live in Kew, west London, with my wife and three children. When I’m not working, my children take up the vast majority of my time. I am a keen Arsenal fan and enjoy travelling, golf and tennis.