Dr Charles Lees

Dr Charles Lees

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Practising at

Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Charles Lees at Spire include:

General surgery


Other treatments

  • Gastroenterology
  • Endoscopy
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Ulcerative colitis

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Professional profile

I trained in medicine at University College London with subsequent specialist training in Edinburgh, with doctoral studies in the Satsangi lab. I have a large NHS clinical practice covering all aspects of luminal gastroenterology and endoscopy.

My particular clinical expertise is in diagnostics, as well as the management of the Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. In recognition of my clinical and research expertise I was awarded the prestigious European Rising Star in Gastroenterology Award in 2009. I am a long-serving member of the European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation (ECCO) Education Committee and run several major international clinical courses for consultants and trainees in gastroenterology. I work in Spire Shawfair Park's endoscopy suite which holds JAG accreditation.

Clinical Interests

Inflammatory bowel disease

Special Clinical Interests: Diagnostics

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh
European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation (member of education committee)
British Society of Gastroenterology (member of IBD research committee)
Scottish Society of Gastroenterology (chair of IBD advisory group)

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Gastroenterologist, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh
Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh

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Private contact details

Telephone 0131 334 0363
Private secretary 0742 918 4270