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Dr Ayaru qualified from Guys and St Thomas’s medical school with distinction in 1995 and trained in gastroenterology mainly at University College and the Royal Free Hospitals from 2000-2008. He was awarded a PhD in medicine from UCL in 2007. This generated funding from the MRC, several high impact publications and was rated as outstanding. Dr Ayaru went on to subspecialise in advanced therapeutic endoscopy at the World Endoscopy Organization centre of excellence at St Michaels Hospital, Toronto led by Professor N Marcon achieving his fellowship certification in 2009.

Clinical Practice

Dr Ayaru was appointed as Consultant Gastroenterologist at Imperial Healthcare in 2010-date. He is a National Bowel Screening Colonoscopist and carries out advanced complex polypectomy.  


Dr Ayaru is an expert in gastrointestinal bleeding and has advised NICE and NCEPOD in this area. His current research  programme aims to develop novel risk stratification models and scores for acute

gastrointestinal bleeding. 


Dr Ayaru is a Clinical Lead for Gastroenterology teaching at Imperial College London. He is involved in medical school admisson, supervision of medical students and postgraduate doctors.

Dr Laksh Ayaru
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