Dr Jafar Jafari


PhD Neurogastroenterology, MD General Medicine Physiology Practitioner, AGIP Accredited Independent GI Physiology Practitioner , IRMER Radiation Protection Certificate, HCPC: CS022410, AHCS as HSS: 14993

GMC number: 6128766

Practising since: 2000


Gastrointestinal Physiology

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Jafar Jafari is a renowned expert in Gastrointestinal (GI) Physiology, with extensive knowledge and expertise in his field. He holds a medical doctorate, a PhD in Neurogastroenterology from Queen Mary, University of London, and is an Accredited GI Physiology Practitioner.

Passionate for education, he is a senior lecturer at King's College London. He trains PhD students, mentors aspiring professionals and trains GI physiologists through Accredited Scientific Practice Programme in Upper GI Physiology accredited by National School of Healthcare Science (NSHCS). His expertise in GI Physiology is well-rounded, with proficiency in high-resolution manometry, Sphincter of Oddi manometry, Hydrogen-Methane and C13 Breath Tests, EndoFlip, Bilitec, Galvanic Skin Response, Electrogastrography (EGG), Small bowel manometry and many more.

Extending education beyond his academic roles, he offers training international specialists in-clinics or via webinars, seminars and case study blogs. Sharing his expertise nationally and internationally, he contributes to the advancement of GI Physiology knowledge and practice.

 He played an active role as a committee board member for AGIP (Association of GI Physiologists UK, part of the British Society of Gastroenterology) and continually contributes to NHS England on national matters. He is also a board member of various esteemed journals and serves as a clinical research advisor to multiple medical device manufacturers.

Being founder of GI Cognition, the first CQC-recognized mobile GI Physiology service in the UK, Jafar addresses the need for accessible healthcare. He operates the first "oesophageal" biofeedback therapy clinic in the NHS, a significant contribution translating laboratory findings into clinical practice.

Currently, Jafar currently holds the position of Head of Upper GI Physiology Services at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Trust, one of the busiest physiology units in the UK with exceptional care and innovative solutions to patients with complex GI disorders.

Jafar's commitment to excellence and expertise have established him as a prominent figure in the field of GI Physiology. His contributions in patient care, leadership, education, and research continue to shape the future of gastroenterology, improving the lives of numerous individuals.

Languages spoken

English, Persian, Turkish

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Other posts held

  • Head of Upper GI Physiology Services; Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust

Insurers Dr Jafar Jafari works with

Dr Jafar Jafari works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • WPA


Dr Jafar Jafari does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Jafar Jafari does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Jafar Jafari does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.