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Consultant Profile

Dr Tom Lee

Consultant gastroenterologist and clinical lead for alcohol (North Tyneside)

Dr Lee's areas of specialty are the diagnosis and management of luminal gastroenterology diseases including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), irritable bowel disease (IBD) and colorectal cancer.

He also has interests in colonoscopy and advanced colonoscopy. Endoscopy training and earlier diagnosis of gastroenterology cancer.

Dr Lee has been a consultant with the trust since 2013. He graduated in 2001 from Newcastle University and completed a general medicine rotation in Durham. After a time working in New Zealand he commenced specialist training in gastroenterology and general medicine in the Northern Deanery.

During his training he completed a Masters degree on the subject of the bowel cancer screening programme.

Dr Lee is the clinical lead for the National Endoscopy Database programme and is a member of the Northern Region Endoscopy Group as well as co-chair of the Northumbria Alcohol Development Group.

He has ongoing research interests looking at patient experience of endoscopy and early diagnosis of colorectal cancer. He is the principle investigator for the trust for a large multi-centre genetics study into primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), a condition that affects the bile ducts.

Dr Lee has received travelling fellowships from the British Society of Gastroenterologists and the Northern Region Endoscopy Group to South Carolina and the Mayo Clinic in the USA.

Dr Lee has clinics at North Tyneside and Hexham General Hospital.

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