Professor Simon Travis



GMC number: 2734936

Practising since: 1981


General (internal) Medicine, Gastroenterology

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  • Monday AM
  • Saturday from 08:00
  • Other days and times by arrangement
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Simon Travis is one of the UK’s leading gastroenterologists. He is Senior Clinical Research Fellow at the Kennedy Institute, University of Oxford, one of the world’s leading institutes for the study of inflammation and Honorary Consultant Gastroenterologist at the Oxford University Hospitals Foundation Trust in Oxford. He is also Past-President of the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation (ECCO), and a Fellow of Linacre College at the University of Oxford.

Professor Travis qualified from St Thomas’ Hospital London in 1981 and trained in Gastroenterology both in London and in Oxford. In 2020 he received the International Golden Otis award from the Polish Society of Gastroenterology and in 2018 he was highlighted in the Daily Mail and voted top doctor by the patient group ForCrohn. In 2015 he received both 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. His clinical and research interests focus on inflammation across tissues and novel therapies, patient-reported outcomes, clinical prediction, and endoscopic assessment in inflammatory bowel disease. He is the author of 7 books, 30 chapters, over 350 papers and 25 international guidelines.

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

Personal interests

Dendrology, mountaineering, sailing

Treatments and tests offered by Professor Simon Travis at Nuffield Health

  • Colorectal screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Gastroscopy (or gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy)
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Diagnostic endoscopy
  • Therapeutic Endoscopy
  • Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy

Locations Professor Simon Travis works with

Related experience


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.


  • European Crohns & Colitis Organisation
  • Foundation for the National Institutes for Health (US) working group

Other posts held

  • Honorary Consultant Gastroenterologist, Oxford University Hospitals

Insurers Professor Simon Travis works with

Professor Simon Travis works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • 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.