Consultant Profile

Dr Waseem Ashraf

Dr Waseem Ashraf BSc, MBBS, FRCP
Practicing at:
Spire Hartswood Hospital, Spire Roding Hospital
  • Gastroenterology
    Special clinical interests:

    Endoscopy (colonoscopy, OGD, ERCP, capsule endoscopy & balloon enteroscopy)
    Interventional (therapeutic) endoscopy procedures.

    Colon disorders including inflammatory bowel disease, colon cancer (diagnosis and surveillance)

    Dyspepsia (heart burn and indigestion) and ulcer disease.

    Pancreatic and biliary disorders

    Small bowel disorders

    Research interests:

    Procedural Gastroenterology
    Capsule endoscopy
    Gastrointestinal dysfunction in neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease

    Current NHS and /or university posts:

    Consultant Gastroenterologist, King George Hospital, Barking Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.

    Year of first medical qualification:
    Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

    Fellow of the Royal college of Physicians of UK
    Fellow of the American Gastroenterology Association
    Member British Society of Gastroenterology
    Member American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
    Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine

    Financial interests/shares:

    Owns 100% of the Capsule Endoscopy equipment, all substitutions, replacements or renewals of such equipment and all related accessories, manuals and instructions provided for it.

    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    01277 266 766
    Dr Ashraf consults at Spire Hartswood Hospital on Monday mornings and afternoons
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    After completion of specialist training in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology from UK in 1991, Dr Ashraf completed two years of GI research and training in the USA and received his Fellowship in Gastroenterology from the University of Nebraska Medical Centre, USA  in 1994. He was appointed as consultant in Gastroenterology in 1995.

    Dr Ashraf has extensive research experience and has authored 14 original research papers in peer reviewed medical journals, has over 30 scientific and clinical abstracts and written two book chapters.

    Dr Ashraf has special interest in interventional GI procedures minimizing need for major surgery. He was one of the earliest Capsule Endoscopy operators in the world and hence very experienced at this procedure procedure

    Personal profile:

    Dr Ashraf is married and has three sons. He lives in Essex area and actively participates in community activities and is involved with various local and National charities.

    Dr Ashraf is a keen sportsman and regularly plays tennis and enjoys snow skiing. In his ‘younger days’ he played Squash at international level and had an international ranking in 1980’s. He played cricket at university level and now avidly follows cricket and Formula 1 Grand Prix.

    Dr Ashraf likes to read and watch programmes about science and science fiction, nature, evolution and space.


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    Dr Waseem Ashraf

    Dr Waseem Ashraf, consultant gastroenterologist, Spire Hartswood private hospital, Brentwood, Essex

    For more information or to book an appointment

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