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Dr Jude A. Oben

Dr Jude A. Oben


Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist

Dr Jude A. Oben is an accomplished Clinician Scientist and leading Consultant in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital.

Jude is a Reader in Experimental Hepatology at King’s College London and an Associate Professor in Hepatology at University College London, Institute for Liver and Digestive Health. He has a PhD in Immunopharmacology from UCL and studied medicine at Oxford and Stanford University, USA.

Jude is passionate about continued education and improving current practices. His highly productive and cited research (found in his full list of publications below, i10-Index = 51) focuses on the most common liver disease, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), specifically mechanisms of liver fibrosis, trans-generational transmission of Obesity and NASH.

Jude has a high media profile through his research and advocacy the ‘Obesity Action Campaign!’ launched at the Parliamentary House of Lords, to raise political and public awareness of obesity and health consequences. He is an invited member of the All Party Parliamentary Advisory Group on childhood obesity. In his spare time, Jude enjoys taking part in sports – he is an avid runner and plays squash and tennis to relax.

View Jude’s full list of publications here.

Special interests

All aspects of gastroenterology and hepatology (liver medicine), therapeutic and diagnostic endoscopy, obesity including obesity related liver disease (ORLD) – medical and endoscopic management (weight loss) via intra-gastric balloons.


  • Gastroscopy
  • Colonoscopy
  • Metabolic Endoscopy (Intra-gastric balloon to aid weight loss)
  • Obesity
  • Hepatology
  • Liver disease
  • IBS
  • Crohn’s disease


2005: Consultant Gastroenterology & Hepatology Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital

2004 – 2005: Royal London Hospital – Specialist Registrar Training

2001 – 2003: Johns Hopkins University Medical School, Baltimore, USA – Post Doctoral Research: Autonomic Nervous System and Liver Repair

2000 – 2001: Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead, London

1999 – 2000: Barnet Hospital, Wellhouse Lane, Herts

1998 – 1999: The Whittington Hospital, Highgate Hill, London

1994 – 1998: Senior House Officer Training – Royal Post-Graduate Medical School, London and St Thomas’ Hospital

1991 – 94: University of Oxford Medical School, and St John’s College, Oxford – BM, BCh (MD)

1989 – 1991: University College London, School of Medicine – Pre-clinical Medicine

1984 – 1988: University College London, Department of Pharmacology

Membership of professional bodies

  • Fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association
  • American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • British Society of Gastroenterology
  • British Association for the Study of the Liver
  • European Association for the Study of the Liver
  • The Obesity Society
  • Fellowship Royal College of Physicians (London)
  • Fellowship Royal College of Physicians (Edinburgh)
  • Royal Society of Medicine (UK)