Dr Matthew Banks

Dr Matthew BanksTel: 020 3447 7488
Fax: 020 3447 9217
Email: sandra.boateng@nhs.net

University College Hospital

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

Professional background

Matthew is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at University College London Hospital NHS Trust (UCLH), with an academic appointment as an Honorary Senior Lecturer at The National Medical Laser Centre, University College London (UCL).

Main Interests:

  • Barrett’s oesophagus
  • Acid reflux
  • Achalasia and oesophageal motility disorders, including POEM (Per-oral endoscopy myotomy)
  • Therapeutic endoscopy

He was Director of endoscopy at UCLH from November 2007 to April 2014, having formerly been Director of Endoscopy at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital from July 2005 to October 2007.

Achievements of these positions include JAG accreditation for Chelsea & Westminster in 2007 and provisional accreditation at UCLH in 2014. His current appointments include:

  • 2007 -   Endoscopy training lead UCLH
  • 2014 -  Secretary - British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) Endoscopy Committee
  • 2012 -  BSG Endoscopy Research Committee
  • 2010 -  Endoscopy Section editor, Faculty of 1000 (F1000)
  • 2005 -  National endoscopy trainer faculty (St Georges Hospital)

He has written chapters and reviews on endoscopy and edited the text book 'Endoscopy in the Cancer Patient'. He has also written numerous original papers and general reviews.

He has led a world renowned unit at UCLH which is also the largest Barrett's centre in the UK undertaking ground breaking research. He has set up a ‘Pig-model laboratory’ for endotherapy training at UCLH Education Centre. He is faculty on the largest live endoscopy conference in the UK (London Live Endoscopy) and frequently facilitates endoscopy courses for consultants to refine their own skills as follows:

  • London Live annually
  • Hands on UCLH EUS course annually
  • Barrett’s early neoplasia tri-annually
  • EMR/ESD hands on course  annually
  • BEST Academia (RFA for Barretts) bi-annually

He was able to refine his techniques during an endoscopic fellowship in Sydney in 2004 and a sabbatical in Tokyo's prestigious National Cancer Centre in 2007 training in ESD. He is now one of a select few National Endoscopy trainers with exemplary performance standards, particularly in colonoscopy.


Research interests

Barretts oesophagus, early gastric cancer , oesophageal cancer, endoscopy, colonoscopy, radiofrequency ablation, EMR, ESD, POEM, achalasia


Haidry RJ, Lipman G, Banks MR, Butt MA, Sehgal V, Graham D, Dunn JM, Gupta A, Sweis R, Miah H, Morris D, Smart HL, Bhandari P, Willert R, Fullarton G, Morris J, Di Pietro M, Gordon C, Penman I, Barr H, Patel P, Boger P, Kapoor N, Mahon B, Hoare J, Narayanasamy R, O'Toole D, Cheong E, Direkze NC, Ang Y, Veitch A, Dhar A, Nyalender D, Ragunath K, Leahy A, Fullard M, Rodriguez-Justo M, Novelli M, Lovat LB.
Comparing outcome of radiofrequency ablation in Barrett's with high grade dysplasia and intramucosal carcinoma: a prospective multicenter UK registry.
Endoscopy. 2015 Nov;47(11):980-7. doi: 10.1055/s-0034-1392414. Epub 2015 Jun 30

Darina Kohoutova, Rehan Haidry, Matthew Banks, Stephen Bown, Vinay Sehgal, Mohammed Adil Butt, David Graham, Sally Thorpe, Marco Novelli, Manuel Rodriguez-Justo, Laurence Lovat
Esophageal neoplasia arising from subsquamous buried glands after an apparently successful photodynamic therapy or radiofrequency ablation for Barrett’s associated neoplasia
Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology 05/2015

Haidry RJ, Butt MA, Dunn JM, Gupta A, Lipman G, Smart HL, Bhandari P, Smith L, Willert R, Fullarton G, Di Pietro M, Gordon C, Penman I, Barr H, Patel P, Kapoor N, Hoare J, Narayanasamy R, Ang Y, Veitch A, Ragunath K, Novelli M, Lovat LB; UK RFA Registry.
Improvement over time in outcomes for patients undergoing endoscopic therapy for Barrett's oesophagus-related neoplasia: 6-year experience from the first 500 patients treated in the UK patient registry
Gut. 2015 Aug;64(8):1192-9. doi: 10.1136/gutjnl-2014-308501. Epub 2014 Dec 24

R J Haidry, J M Dunn, M A Butt, M Burnell, A Gupta, S Green, H Miah, H L Smart, P Bhandari, L Smith, R Willert, G Fullarton, M Di Pietro, C Gordon, I Penman, H Barr, P Patel, P Boger, N Kapoor, B Mahon, J Hoare, R Narayanasamy, D O'Toole, E Cheong, N C Direkze, Y Ang, M Novelli, M R Banks, L B Lovat
Radiofrequency Ablation (Rfa) And Endoscopic Mucosal Resection For Dysplastic Barrett's Esophagus And Early Esophageal Adenocarcinoma: Outcomes Of Uk National Halo Rfa Registry.
Gastroenterology. 2013

Wallace MB, Crook JE, Saunders M, Lovat L, Coron E, Waxman I, Sharma P, Hwang JH, Banks M, DePreville M, Galmiche JP, Konda V, Diehl NN, Wolfsen HC.
Multicenter, randomized, controlled trial of confocal laser endomicroscopy assessment of residual metaplasia after mucosal ablation or resection of GI neoplasia in Barrett's esophagus.
Gastrointest Endosc. 2012 Sep;76(3):539-47.

Dunn JM, Mackenzie GD, Banks MR, Mosse CA, Haidry R, Green S, Thorpe S, Rodriguez-Justo M, Winstanley A, Novelli MR, Bown SG, Lovat LB.
A randomised controlled trial of ALA vs. Photofrin photodynamic therapy for high-grade dysplasia arising in Barrett's oesophagus.
Lasers Med Sci. 2012 Jun 15

Banks MR, Haidry R, Butt MA, Whitley L, Stein J, Langmead L, Bloom SL, O'Bichere A, McCartney S, Basherdas K, Rodriguez-Justo M, Lovat LB.
High resolution colonoscopy in a bowel cancer screening program improves polyp detection. World J Gastroenterol. 2011 Oct 14;17(38):4308-13.

Dunn JM, Banks MB, Oukris D, McKenzie GD, Thorpe S, Winstanly A, Novelli MR, Bown S, Lovat LB.
Radiofrequency ablation is an effective treatment for high grade dysplasia in Barrett’s esophagus after failed Photodynamic therapy - a case series. Endoscopy. 2011 Jul;43(7):627-30
Dunn JM, Mackenzie GD, Oukrif D, Mosse CA, Banks MR, Thorpe S, Sasieni P, Bown SG, Novelli MR, Rabinovitch PS, Lovat LB
Image cytometry accurately detects DNA ploidy abnormalities and predicts late relapse to high-grade dysplasia and adenocarcinoma in Barrett's oesophagus following photodynamic therapy. Br J Cancer 2010 May 25;102(11):1608-17

Kent AJ, Graf B, Prasad P, Banks M, Feher M.
Diabetes Treatments, Gastrointestinal Symptoms and lower Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. Br J Diabetes & Vasc Dis 2009; 9: 129

Banks MR, Farthing MJG, Robberecht P, Burleigh DE.
Anti-secretory actions of a novel vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (VIP) antagonist. British J Pharmacol 2005; 144: 994-1001.

Banks MR, Golder M, Farthing MJG, Burleigh DE.
Intracellular potentiation between two second messenger systems may contribute to cholera toxin-induced intestinal secretion in humans. GUT  2004;53:50-57

Mulcahy HE, Kelly P, Banks MR, Connor P, Patchet SE, Farthing MJG, Fairclough PD, Kumar PJ.
Factors Associated with Tolerance to, and Discomfort with, Unsedated Diagnostic Gastroscopy. Scand J Gast 2001; 36: 1352-1357

Banks MR, Kumar PJ, Mulcahy HE.
Pulse Oximetry saturation levels during routine unsedated diagnostic upper gastrointestinal endoscopy. Scand J Gast 2001; 36: 105-109.
Pollock RCG, Banks MR, Fairclough PD, Farthing MJG.
Dilutional diarrhoea – underdiagnosed and over-investigated. Europ J Gast Hep. 2000; 12: 1-3

Rockall AG, Lamb GM, Banks MR, Barrett SP, Al-Kutoubi MA.
A prospective study of bacteraemia and bacterial contamination rates of catheters and wires during angiography. J Intervent Radiol 1997; 12; 107-111.

GMC/GDC number: 3676518