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Dr. Sami is a Consultant Gastroenterologist based in Central London with expertise in assessment and treatment of many digestive symptoms and gastroesophageal conditions including heartburn, acid reflux, Barrett's oesophagus endoscopic resection and ablation, swallowing problems, eosinophilic oesophagitis, stomach pain, IBS, SIBO. Procedures include endoscopy and colonoscopy.

Specialties and sub-specialties

Oesophageal and gastric diseases
Upper GI
Luminal Gastroenterology

Professional profile

Dr. Sami trained in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology at centres of excellence both in the UK and the USA at Mayo Clinic Rochester which was recently ranked as the Number 1 hospital in the world! 

During his training, he completed a prestigious National Endoscopy Research Fellowship at the NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre leading to the award of a PhD on the evaluation of minimally invasive screening tools for Barrett's oesophagus and oesophageal varices.

Since receiving his Post Graduate Certificate in Medical Education (PGCME) degree, he took on many teaching roles both in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching capacities as well as serving as a permanent and invited faculty member and speaker on several national and international courses and workshops. He is the director of the UCL Upper GI Symposium (UGIS) which is an annual course aimed at doctors in surgery and medicine as well as nurses, and trainees. 

At a clinical care and service delivery level, Dr. Sami is a comprehensively trained Physician and Gastroenterologist in all medical aspects of GI.

Clinical interests

  • Acid reflux
  • Swallowing problems
  • Abdominal pain

Current posts

  • Consultant Gastroenterologist
    University College Hospitals NHS Trust

Current teaching posts

  • Director of the UCL Upper GI Symposium
    University College Hospital, London

Awards and accolades

Dr. Sami is proud to be the recipient of several awards including:

  • Cook Medical Marsha Dreyer award from the American Society for GI Endoscopy (ASGE)
  • British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) out of programme award
  • Fellows-in-training award from the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG).

He is also the lead author and co-author of over 40 high impact peer-reviewed publications and research abstracts in the field of Gastroenterology including the current UK guidelines on oesophageal dilatation.

Medical training

Year qualified 2003
  • Baghdad University 1997 - 2003

Languages spoken



Dr Sarmed Sami awarded Cook Medical Marsha Dryer Award
The American Society of GI Endoscopy (ASGE) and ASGE Foundation honored Dr. Sarmed S. Sami of the Nottingham Gastrointestinal and Liver Diseases Biomedical Research Unit with the Cook Medical Marsha Dreyer Award during the tenth annual ASGE Crystal Awards Ceremony.

Personal interests

Married with 2 kids. Love my family, football and cycling.