Edinburgh Gastroenterology
...tradition at the leading edge
Tradition at the leading edge, from Edinburgh Gastroenterologists

Who We Are

Ian Penman MD, FRCP (Edinburgh)

Consultant Gastroenterologist

I trained in Medicine in Glasgow and undertook Gastroenterology training in Glasgow, Edinburgh and South Carolina, USA. I have been a Consultant Gastroenterologist at the Western General Hospital and subsequently the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh since 1996. I have a broad range of clinical interests including endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), therapeutic endoscopy, Barrett's oesophagus and the endoscopic diagnosis and management of GI cancers, including advanced endoscopic imaging techniques. I am active in teaching and training in endoscopy and colonoscopy and, as a part-time Senior Lecturer at Edinburgh University, I am involved in studies of cancer risk in Barrett's oesophagus.

I am currently Vice President of the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) and Chair of its Endoscopy Committee. I am a member of the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) and the European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE). I have also previously served as Chairman, UK Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS) Users Group and secretary of the Scottish Society of Gastroenterology. I am co-editor of Davidson's Principles and Practice of Medicine as well as a textbook of endoscopy - Gastrointestinal Endoscopy in Practice – and am Associate Editor of Frontline Gastroenterology. I have published over 65 clinical or research papers, editorials and articles in peer-reviewed journals.

To make an appointment please contact my secretary, Lisa McKean on 07516 223534 or by email: lisa.mckean@nhs.net