Dr Miles Parkes

Consultant Gastroenterologist and Endoscopist


"With first class facilities at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital, the endoscopic day care unit is second to none and will ensure you're comfortable and well looked after during your investigations."

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I have been a Consultant Gastroenterologist at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge since 2001 and clinical lead for gastroenterology since 2004. I have a particular interest and expertise in diagnostic gastroenterology, including endoscopy and colonoscopy, and management of Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, coeliac disease and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

I undertake all endoscopy myself, and by working closely with colleagues in radiology, pathology, surgery and dietetics, I ensure your appropriate investigation and treatment whatever the cause of your symptoms. With a caring and friendly manner in the clinic and outside, I undertake all private diagnostic endoscopy / colonoscopy myself and have extensive experience of the full range of medical and dietary therapies for gastroenterological disease.

Using the first class facilities at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital, I provide the full range of endoscopic investigation and management of all conditions relating to the oesophagus, stomach and bowel.

I have a particular clinical and research interest in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, for which I lead internationally renowned research groups focused on determinants of causation and disease course.

I have been director and clinical lead for Gastroenterology at Addenbrooke's Hospital for the last 12 years and am actively involved as chair of the the BSG IBD Clinical Research Group and chair of the UK IBD Genetics Consortium.


Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Miles Parkes at Spire include:


Other treatments

  • Inflammatory bowel disease

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Additional information

Bowel disease
Gastrointestinal cancer
Gastrointestinal pathology
Inflammatory bowel disease
Motility disorder

Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, diagnostics, upper and lower GI endoscopy including cancer screening, investigation of anaemia, coeliac disease, general gastroenterology

MA, MBBS, FRCP, DM / University of Oxford and Imperial College, London / 1990
I qualified from the University of Oxford (MA and DM) and Imperial College, London (MBBS)
I am a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in London (FRCP)

Professional memberships

British Society of Gastroenterology

American Gastroenterology Association

European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation

Dr Parkes holds a Bronze National Clinical Excellence Award in recognition of his services to the NHS.

Research interests include new therapies in gastrointestinal disease and the molecular genetic basis of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Dr Parkes heads an internationally renowned IBD research group and chairs the UK IBD genetics research consortium. He has played a leading role in several landmark studies identifying multiple susceptibility genes for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. This work has mainly been funded by the Wellcome Trust, the MRC and Crohn's and Colitis UK, and has resulted in a large number of publications and articles in high impact journals including Nature, Cell and Nature Genetics. He has also authored chapters for many textbooks, including the Oxford Textbook of Medicine which is widely regarded at the doctors bible, and is regularly invited to teach and lecture at home and at conferences in Europe, the USA and Australia.

Consultant Gastroenterologist, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge since 2001

Telephone 01223 266990
Email parkesclinic@outlook.com
Website https://www.parkesmedical.co.uk/
Private secretary Alison Parkes
Private secretary telephone 01763 208705 / 07879 886 647
Private secretary email parkesclinic@outlook.com