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Dr. Sami is an Associate Professor of Gastroenterology and a Consultant Gastroenterologist based at University College London (UCL) and University College London Hospitals NHS Trust. The UCL Faculty of Medical Sciences is ranked #1 in London for Medicine and #10 in the world.
Dr. Sami trained at centres of excellence both in the UK and the USA including a dedicated advanced GI fellowship at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN which was recently ranked as the #1 hospital in the world! He has an exemplary track record in research, education and clinical care for patients. He completed a National Endoscopy Research Fellowship which lead to the award of a PhD. Since receiving his Post Graduate Certificate in Medical Education, has undertaken multiple teaching roles in undergraduate and postgraduate capabilities, as well as serving as a faculty member and speaker on several national and international courses and workshops.
Sarmed is proud to be the recipient of several prestigious awards including: the Cook Medical Marsha Dreyer award from the American Society for GI Endoscopy (ASGE); the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) out of programme award; and more recently, the Fellows-in-training award from the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG). He is also the lead author and co-author of over 40 high impact peer-reviewed publications and research abstracts in the field of Gastroenterology including the current UK guidelines on oesophageal dilatation.
- Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy
- Capsule endoscopy
- Bravo pH capsule monitoring
- Stretta therapy
- Endoscopic resection
- HALO ablation
- Acid reflux (GORD or GERD), heartburn, and indigestion
- Swallowing problems, belching, and throat clearing
- Abdominal pain and bloating
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diarrhoea, and constipation
- Barrett’s Oesophagus
- Eosinophilic oesophagitis
- Oesophageal strictures management (narrowing of the oesophagus)
- Oesophageal cancer and pre-cancerous lesions (dysplasia)
- Bowel cancer screening
- Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
- Coeliac disease
- Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth
PhD - University of Nottingham, UK, 2015
PGCME - University of York, UK, 2011
MRCP - Royal College of Physicians, UK, 2008
MBChB - Baghdad University, Iraq, 2003
American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)
Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)
British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG)
Royal College of Physicians, UK
Medical Defence Union (MDU)
All my care went very well and I am grateful to Dr. Sami and his team.
I asked my GP to refer me to Dr. Sami following a friend recommendation. He was very kind over the phone. He made a clear plan for tests and made sure I understood everyhting.
Did a telephone consultation with Dr. Sami. He was very caring and knowledgable. The team was great.
Was diagnosed with potential Barrett's and reflux. Professional and quality of information was high.
I spoke with Dr. Sami over the phone. He was very calming and reassuring about my symptoms. Felt much better. Thank you.
Great to see a doctor who speaks arabic. Very kind. Great experience.
I had problems swallowing for a long time and seen few doctors in my home country. I found Dr. Sami online and I am delighted that he picked up eosinophilic oesophagus after doing endoscopy. What an amazing feeling of relief. Treatment started.
Dr. Sami was recommended by one of nurses who he worked with before and proved to be a really nice and clearly knowledgable doctor. Great experience from start to finish.
I saw Dr. Sami for second opinion after being told for years I have reflux! It turned out I did not and I feel so relieved!! Very honest doctor.
I saw Dr. Sami for a second opinion and he explained my problem and treatment plan very clearly.
Dr. Sami was very understanding and always met me with a smile on his face. He was interested in my case and listened to me. Now feel better and more in control of my health.
I was taking lots of medications which I felt not necessary. Dr Sami did the correct testing and explained treatment clearly. Excellent doctor.
Very kind doctor. Excellent experience.
Really nice doctor, very friendly, helpful. My endoscopy procedures were very smooth with no pain whatsoever.
I was told I had acid reflux for years and given tablets. I was lucky to meet with Dr. sami who instantly had doubts about the diagnosis. The tests showed that I did not have acid reflux and I am off the medications. Feel great!
It wa spleasure to meet with Dr. Sami. My consultation was very informative and helpful
Dr. Sami was very honest and open. Very easy to talk to and he solved my problem.
Great experience really good team very nice doctor. Endoscopy was painless.
I feel lucky to have seen this doctor. For few years I aas told I had GERD and put on medications. Dr. Sami took detailed questions and did the BRAVO test which showed I actually have no acid reflux! Amazing!!
Nice to see a doctor that actually listens! Gave me great advice.
Have been seeing Dr. Sami few times. Can't praise him enough for the care and support.
Very good experience and nice team. I was looked after very well throughout my tests and treatments.
Overall very good experience everything was efficient and staff were very attentive and helpful
Procedures went well and Dr Sami was very clear in his explanation and plan for treatment
Experience was great I was so worried about my symptoms but now I feel much better.
Dr Sami was very thorough and kind
Great experience although some delays with booking. All tests done within space of days.
I had endoscopy under general anaesthetic and it was a great experience. Did not feel a thing.
Excellent doctor highly recommended!
Dr Sami treated me with great respect and my swallowing is much better now after my dilatation procedure.
Dr Sami took my symptoms seriously and understood both the physical and mental impact on my health.
I had previous bad experience with endoscopy and was scared. This time I never felt a thing. Dr Sami and his team were top class.
I chose to see Dr Sami as recommended by a friend who he helped with the same problem. Highly recommended.
Very pleasant and easy to understand using layman terms and simple language. Excellent communication and care.
after spending 4 years going back and forth to different specialists, dr Sami diagnosed the cause of my vomiting and started treatment promptly.
What a lovely doctor! Dr Sami was so nice and caring. Very meticulous in his approach.
Overall great doctor. Will certainly recommend him to my friends and family. He looked after my mum with great attention.
Dr Sami understood my son’s special needs and how worried we are as a family. Was worth travelling an hour and half to see him. He arranged our tests very efficiently.
Dr Sami is highly skilled and the way he listened to my problems was very refreshing. Highly recommended!
I very much appreciated my consultation with Dr. Sami and would like to express my gratitude to him. He was very caring and attentive.
I felt this doctor really cared about my health and stomach problems. He gave me great advice and answered all my questions.
I felt better and more optimistic after seeing Dr Sami. He was recommended to me by a friend who he also helped before.
Excellent gastro doctor and very respectful and caring. Highly recommended to anyone with stomach problems.
Dr Sami went out of his way to see my mum soon after her tests and provided great care and support
Really nice doctor.
Dr. Sami explained my symptoms clearly and tests were arranged promptly
I had 2 consultations and a colonoscopy with Dr. Sami who was very thorough and made me feel at ease all the time.
Dr. Sami was very pleasant and I would highly recommend him for gastro problems. Very caring atitude.
Dr. Sami and his team were very efficient and provided excellent care.