MRCP, D.Phil, MB ChB

Year of first qualification
GMC Number
01392 256 774
01392 421 662

Dr Tariq Ahmad was appointed Consultant Gastroenterologist to the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust in 2007. He qualified from Bristol University in 1992 and became a member of the Royal College of Physicians in 1995. He completed higher specialist training in gastroenterology in Oxford where he developed particular interests in luminar gastroenterology, including inflammatory bowel disease, functional bowel disease (including irritable bowel syndrome), coeliac disease and nutrition. Dr Ahmad was awarded a D.Phil from Oxford University in 2003 for his research into genetics of IBD and remains active in this field.

Dr Ahmad leads the Exeter Inflammatory Bowel Disease service and is an author of the 2010 UK management guidelines. Dr Ahmad is a medical advisor to the national patient group, Crohn's and Colitis UK and the current medical editor of the patient newsletter. Dr Ahmad also leads the Exeter multidisciplinary nutrition team which delivers specialist care to patients with gut failure.

Dr Ahmad specialises in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy of both the upper and lower GI tracts (gastroscopy and colonoscopy) and undertakes a range of procedures including: polypectomy, and submucosal resection, banding of varices, PEG insertion, NJ tube insertion, Argon Plasma Coagulation Oesophageal dilation and emergency treatment of GI Haemorrhage.


  • Weekly Tuesday 14:00 - 17:00


Current posts

  • The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

Member of

  • Fellow Peninsula Medical School
  • UK Irritable Bowel Disease Genetics Consortium


Dr Tariq Ahmad has indicated that they work with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • InterGlobal
  • Simplyhealth
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • WPA

Dr Tariq Ahmad has indicated that they do not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Tariq Ahmad has indicated that they do not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Tariq Ahmad has indicated that they do not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.