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Dr Ian Geh


Consultant Oncologist and Radiotherapist

Education & Training

Ian Geh graduated from the University College Hospital (UCH), University of London in 1988. Following completion of the Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP) examinations, he undertook registrar training in Clinical Oncology at Middlesex, Royal Free, Mount Vernon, Hammersmith and Charing Cross Hospitals. In 1998 he was awarded the British Oncological Association Young Investigator’s Prize for a project he completed on chemoradiotherapy in the treatment of rectal cancers.

Current Position

Ian Geh was appointed as Consultant Clinical Oncologist at the Queen Elizabeth and at the Heartlands Hospitals, Birmingham in 1999. He specializes in the treatment of bowel (gastrointestinal or GI) cancers and neuroendocrine tumours (NETs). He is a national opinion leader in the management of rectal, anal, colon and oesophageal cancers and gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GISTs). He is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Birmingham.

Professional Memberships

Ian Geh is a Fellow of the Royal College of Radiologists (FRCR, since 1997). He was an elected member of the Education and Training Committee (2008-2013) and a member of the Fellowship and Equivalence Committees. He is a member of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland (ACPGBI). He was on the Council as Oncology Representative (2009-2013), a member of the Multidisciplinary Clinical Committee and he is presently Chair of the Colorectal Cancer Guidelines Committee (since 2013).

Management & Teaching Responsibilities

Ian Geh is chair and lead author of the ACPGBI Guidelines for the Management of Cancer of the Colon, Rectum and Anus, which was published in July 2017. He co-authored the 2007 ACPGBI guidelines as well as the Guidelines in the Management of GISTs (2009). He was the Lead Oncologist for the Pan-Birmingham Cancer Network Lower GI site-specific group (2001-2012). He is presently the deputy director of the European Neuroendocrine Tumour Society (ENETS) Centre of Excellence at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (since 2013).

Ian Geh was the RCR Tutor (2003-2014) and is educational supervisor to Registrars in clinical oncology and Foundation Year doctors on the West Midlands training scheme. He was external examiner to the University of Malaya Masters in Clinical Oncology program between 2006-2009.

Research & Publications

Ian Geh has a high national research profile in the treatment of GI cancers. He has published extensively in the medical literature and lectures regularly at National and International Conferences. He was a Member of the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Upper GI Clinical Trials Group (2004-2012). He is on the trial management committee of the SCOPE-1 trial for oesophageal cancer and the TREC and STAR-TREC trials for early rectal cancer. To view Dr Ian Geh's publications and lectures please click here.