Dr Colin Ainley

Personal profile

"Ainley is an accomplished endoscopist and expert in general gastrointestinal disorders, dyspepsia and pancreatic and biliary issues. He runs a 'relaxed and unhurried' clinic, where his patients 'can fully express their symptoms and concerns."

Dr Ainley is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at Barts and the London NHS Trust. He qualified at Cambridge University and trained in Gastroenterology at St Thomas’s, the Middlesex Hospital and University College Hospitals.

He treats General Gastroenterology patients with a particular interest in endoscopy, gastrointestinal motility (neurogastroenterology) and pancreaticobiliary diseases.

He has extensive experience in Endoscopy including diagnostic and therapeutic upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and colonoscopy, and also ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography).

Professional Membership



  • British Society of Gastroenterology;

  • American Gastroenterology Association;

  • American Society of Gastroenterological Endoscopy;

  • Pancreatic Club of Great Britain & Ireland  

Clinical Interests



  • Endoscopy,

  • Colonoscopy

  • IBD

  • Neurogastroenterology

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