Dr Miles Parkes

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."

Specialises in

  • Endoscopy / colonoscopy
  • Bowel cancer diagnostics
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Crohn's disease
  • Heartburn and indigestion

Also available for:

Virtual consultations:

I am a Consultant Gastroenterologist at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge. Appointed as a consultant in 2001 I was clinical director for gastroenterology 2004-2018 and am now director of the Cambridge University Hospital Biomedical Research Centre. 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).

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 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.

My clinical and research focus is on inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome - researching the genetic and environmental causes of Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis and IBS and understanding how better to treat these conditions. I am actively involved as chair of the the British Society of Gastroenterology
IBD Clinical Research Group and chair of the UK IBD Genetics Consortium. I was appointed Professor of Translational Gastroenterology by the University of Cambridge in 2020.

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.


General Medical Council Number: C3485460

Treatment information

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


Other treatments

  • Abdominal pain
  • Crohn's disease
  • Colitis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease

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Additional information

Bowel disease
Gastrointestinal cancer
Gastrointestinal pathology
Inflammatory bowel disease
Motility disorder

Special clinical interests: 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

Research interests include trials of new therapies in gastrointestinal disease and investigating the molecular genetic basis of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Professor Parkes heads an internationally renowned IBD research group and chairs the UK IBD genetics research consortium. 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.

Cambridge University Hospital

Telephone 01223 266990
Email parkesclinic@outlook.com
Website https://www.parkesmedical.co.uk/
Private secretary Emma Brehony
Private secretary telephone 07703 769695
Private secretary email parkesclinic@outlook.com