Dr Rami Sweis

Dr Rami SweisTel: 020 3447 7488
Fax: 020 3447 9217
Email: rami.sweis@nhs.net

Endoscopy Unit, Gastrointestinal services, Upper Gastrointestinal (GI) Service

Professional background

Rami Sweis is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at UCLH and Senior Clinical Lecturer at UCL. He completed a BSc degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago (1994), an MBChB from Edinburgh Medical School (1999) and a PhD from King’s College London/St Thomas Hospital (2012). He was appointed as consultant in Gastroenterology/Upper GI Medicine at UCLH in April 2014.
Rami Sweis is the Upper GI Physiology Unit Lead at UCLH, a tertiary centre where problems of reflux and swallowing are investigated and managed using the most advanced technologies, methodology and therapeutics. He is also an Endoscopy Specialist with particular expertise in investigation and management of complex benign and malignant upper GI disorders including achalasia, Barrett’s oesophagus and cancer. Endoscopic treatments which he provides include Dilatation, Stent insertion, Laser, Radiofrequency Ablation, Endoscopic Mucosal Resection/Dissection as well as Per-oral Endoscopic Myotomy (POEM). Other general conditions that he manages include diarrhoea, constipation, bloating, pain, irritable bowel and functional disorders.
Rami Sweis is an active member of the international High Resolution Manometry Working Group. He is also a member of the Neurogastroenterology & Motility (NGM) Committee and a clinical representative of the Association of GI Physiologists (AGIP) Committee of the British Society of Gastroenterology. He is Audit Lead for Upper GI Services at UCLH. Rami Sweis also has an interest in teaching and training and has organised a number of Upper GI Symposia as well as Hands-on Training Meetings in Upper GI physiology on a national and international level.

Research interests

Rami Sweis’ research assessed the utility of novel methodology in oesophageal physiology testing; primarily catheter and wireless (Bravo) pH-monitoring for reflux disease and High Resolution Manometry for investigation of oesophageal motor disorders. He continues to publish and collaborate with fellow experts and oesophageal units in the UK and abroad and is regularly invited to speak at national and international conferences.
Rami Sweis’ expertise in functional as well as organic pathology in upper GI medicine is unique on both the clinical and research front, particularly in the study and management of complex benign Upper GI disorders.

GMC/GDC number: 4639765