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Dr Bu Hayee


Year Qualified

Special Interests

  • Bowel cancer screening
  • Endoscopic submucosal dissection
  • Endoscopic treatments for type 2 diabetes and obesity
  • Gastroenterology and nutrition
  • GI complications of cystic fibrosis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease)
  • Intestinal graft versus host disease
  • Magnification endoscopy
  • Per-oral endoscopic myotomy (POEM)
  • Therapeutic endoscopy


Dr Hayee is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at King’s College Hospital and has been Chief of Service since 2015. He trained at Guy’s Hospital (GKT Medical School), graduating in 1999, and was appointed a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2015. His PhD, awarded in 2010, examined the role of innate immunity and neutrophil function in Crohn’s disease. In 2011, he was awarded a travelling fellowship to Yokohama, Japan, to study advanced endoscopic techniques with Professors Haruhiro Inoue and Shin-ei Kudo.

He is a Reader (Associate Professor) in Gastroenterology at King’s College London and maintains an active research interest, supervising several PhD fellows and basic scientists.

He is nationally-accredited for bowel cancer screening colonoscopy and has specialist interests in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and high-quality endoscopy, supported by NIHR project grant funding.

He led development of the specialist IBD service from 2012-2017, being shortlisted for an HSJ Excellence in Healthcare award in 2017.

Dr Hayee is a member of the British Society of Gastroenterology (for whom he serves as a member of the IBD section committee), the American Gastroenterological Association, the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation, the American and European Societies for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the Association for Bariatric Endoscopy.

He is Clinical Lead for Gastroenterology, Training Lead for Endoscopy, and Co-director of the King’s Institute of Therapeutic Endoscopy. He combines his two main interests (IBD and Endoscopy) in clinical service and research. He has projects investigating graft versus host disease of the gut, cystic fibrosis, chromoendoscopy for colitis surveillance, and has an active interest in novel treatments for IBD.

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