Professional background

Dr Tareq El Menabawey is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at UCLH and Homerton University Hospital. His main clinical practice is in pancreatobiliary disease including ERCP and EUS.

He qualified from Newcastle Medical School in 2010 and undertook his gastroenterology specialty training in North East and Central London including a 3-year pancreatobiliary fellowship at UCLH. He is a keen educator, holding a PG Cert in medical education from UCL and is the undergraduate education lead for gastroenterology at UCLH.

He has an MSc in Medical Genetics but his research interests now lie in endoscopy training and virtual reality having spent 4 years as the training lead for gastroenterology at the Royal Free simulation centre. He has co-ordinated the working group on training standards for EUS in the UK and Ireland, published in 2023.

He has previously sat on the European Society of GI Endoscopy social media working group and has co-organised national and international virtual endoscopy conferences including London Live Endoscopy. 

Research interests

  • Endoscopy Education
  • Virtual Reality Training
  • Interventional endoscopy


El Menabawey T, McCrudden R, Shetty D, Hopper AD, Huggett MT, Bekkali N, Carroll NR, Henry E, Johnson GJ, Keane MG, Love M, McKay CJ, Norton S, Oppong K, Penman I, Ramesh J, Ryan B, Siau K, Nayar M. UK and Ireland Joint Advisory Group (JAG) consensus statements for training and certification in diagnostic endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). Gut. 2023 Dec 7;73(1):118-130.

El Menabawey T, Mulay A, Graham D, Phillpotts S, Sethi A, Webster GJ. Predictors of success of conventional ERCP for bile duct stones and need for single-operator cholangioscopy. Endosc Int Open. 2023 Oct 9;11(10):E943-E951. El Menabawey T, Webster GJ, Arvanitakis M, Hassan C, van Hooft JE, Messmann. H, Dinis-Ribeiro M. Live endoscopy events (LEEs): European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Position Statement - Update 2021. Endoscopy. 2021. Aug;53(8):842-849. doi: 10.1055/a-1511-1657. Epub 2021 Jun 10.

Berry P, Kotha S, Zen Y, Papa S, El Menabawey T, Webster G, Joshi D, Heneghan M. Immune checkpoint inhibitor-related cholangiopathy: Novel clinicopathological description of a multi-centre cohort. Liver Int. 2023 Jan;43(1):147-154.

Martin H, El Menabawey T, Webster O, Parisinos C, Chapman M, Pereira SP, Johnson G, Webster G. Endoscopic biliary therapy in the era of bariatric surgery. Frontline Gastroenterol. 2021 Feb 24;13(2):133-139. 

El Menabawey T, Martin H, Parisinos C, Chapman M. Use of the Ovesco remOVE DC cutter to trim a metal biliary stent with excess length in the duodenum allowing biliary access for ERCP. Endoscopy. 2021

Phillpotts S, El Menabawey T, Martin H, Chapman M. Portal hypertensive biliopathy presenting as acute jaundice with suspected intrahepatic biliary strictures and stones. Endoscopy. 2022 Oct;54(10):E564-E565.

Tang D, El Menabawey T, Ewing I. Incidental radiological finding of pentastomiasis. BMJ Case Rep. 2023 Dec 18;16(12):e258033. 

Gulati S, Emmanuel A, Ong M, Pavlidis P, Patel M, El-Menabawey T, Vackova Z, Dubois P, Murino A, Martinek J, Sethi A, Neumann H, Haji A, Hayee B. Near-focus narrow-band imaging classification of villous atrophy in suspected celiac
disease: development and international validation. Gastrointest Endosc. 2021 Dec;94(6):1071-1081.