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Dr Simon HC Anderson

Dr Simon HC Anderson


Consultant Gastroenterologist

Simon Anderson’s interests include all therapeutic endoscopy and colonoscopy, capsule endoscopy, balloon enteroscopy, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease,) and irritable bowel syndrome.

He sits on the national board of capsule endoscopy training and accreditation. He also runs an annual capsule endoscopy training course.

During full-time research, Simon was awarded a Wellcome Institute Research Fellowship and won the BMA Insole award.

Special interests

The role of exercise in inflammatory bowel disease (principal investigator). As part of the IBD department at Guy’s and St Thomas’, he is involved in several current clinical trials in IBD.


  • Irritable bowel syndrome and disease
  • Acid reflux and indigestion
  • Bowel cancer screening
  • Small bowel disease and intestinal bleeding.

Procedures include gastroscopy, colonoscopy, capsule endoscopy and balloon enteroscopy.


  • 1990: Graduated from the University of Cape Town and undertook higher specialist training at King’s College Hospital (liver diseases and intensive care) and Guy’s and St Thomas’ (gastroenterology and general internal medicine)
  • 2004: Doctorate of Medicine (MD) from the University of London
  • 2006: Consultant gastroenterologist at Guy’s and St Thomas’

Membership of professional bodies

  • Royal College of Physicians
  • British Society of Gastroenterology
  • British Medical Association
  • Chelsea Medical Society