Dr Scott Levison

Consultant Gastroenterologist


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I am a Consultant Gastroenterologist at the Manchester Royal Infirmary. I was appointed to this role in 2012. I have particular interest and expertise in performing endoscopic procedures. I have performed well over 7000 endoscopic procedures (gastroscopies, colonoscopies, and sigmoidoscopies) to date (2016). In addition, I am a nationally accredited bowel cancer screening colonoscopist which requires and demonstrates a high standard of colonoscopy skills, quality and safety.

Having gained a BSc in Medical Science at the University of St Andrews, and qualified in Medicine from the University of Manchester in 1997, I have worked in the NHS ever since. I undertook my specialist training in gastroenterology within the North West region. During this time, I gained a nationally competitive MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship award and completed a PhD at the University of Manchester. My PhD involved the study of immune system mechanisms in the development of gut inflammation.

Through my clinical skills and research activities, I have become an expert in the field of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). I am the clinical lead for Inflammatory Bowel Disease at the Manchester Royal Infirmary. I have a wide experience of managing patients with disorders of the gastrointestinal tract (oesophagus, stomach, small bowel and colon).

As well as performing endoscopic procedures, I have a major interest in endoscopy training. I am a member of faculty at the Mersey School of Endoscopy where I supervise on colonoscopy and basic endoscopy training courses.

Alongside my clinical work, I am an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester. I have on-going basic science research activities and co-supervise several post-graduate research students. I publish original research widely, and present at national and international meetings.

I have been an investigator on many clinical trials, to look at the effect of novel drug therapies in the treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. I continue to co-ordinate on-going trials, and am the luminal gastroenterology research lead at Manchester Royal Infirmary.


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Bowel disease
Gastrointestinal cancer
Inflammatory bowel disease

I have specialist clinical interests in the investigations and management of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, chronic constipation, diarrhoea, coeliac disease, food intolerances, indigestion (dyspepsia), nausea and vomiting, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, Barrett’s oesophagus, iron deficiency anaemia, rectal bleeding and gastrointestinal cancers.

BSc / University of St. Andrews / 1994
Bachelor of Medical Science

MBChB / University of Manchester / 1997
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery

MRCP / Royal College of Physicians / 2001
Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (UK)

PhD / University of Manchester / 2011
Doctor of Philosophy

Certificate of Completion of Training / General Medical Council / 2012
Certificate of Completion of Training (Gastroenterology, and General Internal Medicine)

Professional memberships

British Society of Gastroenterology

Crohn’s and Colitis UK

European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation

Royal College of Physicians

Professional leadership

Inflammatory Bowel Disease lead, Manchester Royal Infirmary
Luminal Gastroenterology Research Lead, Manchester Royal Infirmary

Consultant Gastroenterologist, Manchester Royal Infirmary

Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester

Away from work I enjoy all sports, particularly water-sports, running and cycling. I am married and have three children.

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