Having gained a BSc in Medical Science at the University of St Andrews, and qualified in Medicine from the University of Manchester in 1997, Dr Levison undertook specialist training in gastroenterology within the North West region. During this time, he gained a nationally competitive MRC Clinical Research Training Fellowship award and completed a PhD at the University of Manchester. Dr Levison's PhD involved the study of immune system mechanisms in the development of gut inflammation.
he has a particular interest and expertise in performing endoscopic procedures. having performed well over 7000 endoscopic procedures (gastroscopies, colonoscopies, and sigmoidoscopies) to date. In addition, he is a nationally accredited bowel cancer screening colonoscopist which requires and demonstrates a high standard of colonoscopy skills, quality and safety.
Through his clinical skills and research activities, he has become an expert in the field of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). the clinical lead for Inflammatory Bowel Disease at the Manchester Royal Infirmary he has wide experience of managing patients with disorders of the gastrointestinal tract (oesophagus, stomach, small bowel and colon).
As well as performing endoscopic procedures, Dr Levison has a major interest in endoscopy training. He is a member of faculty at the Mersey School of Endoscopy where he supervises on colonoscopy and basic endoscopy training courses.
Alongside his clinical work, he is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester, with on-going basic science research activities and co-supervise several post-graduate research students. he publishes original research widely, and presents at national and international meetings.
Dr Levison has been an investigator on many clinical trials, to look at the effect of novel drug therapies in the treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease. he continues to co-ordinate on-going trials, and is the luminal gastroenterology research lead at Manchester Royal Infirmary.
Faculty at the Mersey School of Endoscopy
Crohn’s disease; ulcerative colitis; endoscopy (colonoscopy sigmoidoscopy, gastroscopy); abdominal pain; gastrointestinal cancers; irritable bowel syndrome; inflammatory bowel disease; chronic constipation; diarrhoea; coeliac disease; indigestion; heartburn; swallowing problems; nausea and vomiting; gastro-oesophageal reflux disease; Barrett’s oesophagus; iron deficiency anaemia; rectal bleeding; colonic polyps