Professor Simon Travis


  • Specialities Gastroenterology
  • Telephone 01865 307789
  • Year of first qualification 1981
  • Email
  • Languages spoken


  • GMC Number 2734936
  • Fax 01865 590568


Simon Travis is one of the UK’s leading gastroenterologists. He is Past-President of the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation (ECCO), Fellow of Linacre College at the University of Oxford and Consultant Gastroenterologist at the Oxford University Hospitals Foundation Trust in Oxford.

Professor Travis qualified from St Thomas’ Hospital London in 1981 and trained in Gastroenterology both in London and in Oxford. In 2015 he received the Joanna and David B Sachar International Award, Visiting Professor of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, ICAHN School of Medicine, New York and the Inaugural Distinguished Visiting Professor of IBD, Sydney. In 2018 he was highlighted in the Daily Mail and voted top doctor by the patient group ForCrohn. His clinical and research interests focus on patient-reported outcomes, clinical prediction, novel therapy and endoscopic assessment in inflammatory bowel disease. He is the author of 6 books, 30 chapters, over 250 papers and many international guidelines.

Professor Travis specialises in Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, colonoscopyupper gastrointestinal endoscopy, malabsorption and a full range of other treatments for conditions affecting the gut.


  • Monday AM
  • Saturday from 08:00
  • Other days and times by arrangement


Current posts

  • Consultant Gastroenterologist, Oxford University Hospitals


Personal interests

Dendrology, mountaineering, sailing

Member of

  • British Society of Gastroenterology
  • European Crohns & Colitis Organisation
  • National Institutes for Health (US) working group


Endoscopic assessment of inflammatory bowel disease (UCEIS, the first validated instrument for evaluating endoscopic disease activity); novel therapy for IBD; clinical prediction (Oxford index for acute severe colitis and others); acute gastrointestinal bleeding; nutrition at high altitude.


Professor Simon Travis works with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Freedom Health
  • Health-on-Line
  • PHC
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA
  • WPA

Professor Simon Travis does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Professor Simon Travis does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Professor Simon Travis does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.