Dr Andrew Plumb

Associate Professor of Medical Imaging and Consultant gastrointestinal radiologist, UCLH Trust


My key professional goals are to prevent bowel cancers and to improve the care of people suffering from gastrointestinal diseases. I firmly believe that timely, accurate, personalised imaging is critical to these aims. As an internationally-renowned clinical expert, researcher, and educator, I deploy state-of-the-art techniques and work with outstanding colleagues to provide rapid, precise diagnoses.

As one of the UK's leading clinical imaging researchers, I have particular expertise in novel, cutting-edge imaging tests, particularly for cancers, inflammatory bowel disease and pelvic floor disorders. I currently hold over £5 million in competitive research grants and have been appointed the Roentgen Professor by the UK's Royal College of Radiologists. This means I have a deep understanding of the tests I use and how to get the most out of them.

Communication in healthcare is often forgotten, but at London Radiology we all recognise the importance of keeping our patients and their doctors informed at all stages. I enjoy dialogue with patients and clinical colleagues alike, and work closely with many of London's leading gastroenterologists, surgeons and general practitioners to make sure correct diagnosis and treatment is achieved.


  • 2016 PhD (University College London; one of only 15 Graduate Scholars at UCL)
  • 2010 Fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists (awarded the Frank Doyle Medal for best performance in the Final FRCR 2A examination)
  • 2007 Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (UK)
  • 2004 BMBCh (St John's College, Oxford University; Hobson Memorial Scholar)
  • 2001 BA (St John's College, Oxford University; Wronker Prize for top 1st in Finals)

Current Affiliations

  • Full registration with the General Medical Council, with Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists
  • Fellow of the European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology
  • Member of the British Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology
  • Member of the Joint Advisory Group (JAG) for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • Member of the World Endoscopy Organization post-test colorectal cancers committee
  • Member of the English national Bowel Cancer Screening Programme radiology professional working group


  • £5 million in research grants awarded since 2012, £2.9 million as lead or co-lead investigator
  • 60 peer reviewed, indexed research articles including first author publications in The Lancet Gastroenterology and Gut
  • Appointed the Roentgen Professor for 2019 by the Royal College of Radiologists
  • Member of the European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology Research Committee
  • Research Officer for the British Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology


  • Lead for European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology CT colonography training workshop, 20 invited lectures at international or national conferences since 2014
  • Meeting President for the premier UK GI radiology conference in 2017
  • Committee member for largest European Radiology conference in 2018 (>25,000 participants)
  • Supervisor for multiple research students and radiologists in training at UCL and UCLH