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University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Simon Whiteoak

Consultant Gastroenterologist


General Medicine


What people can be referred for

Inflammatory Bowel Disease
General Gastroenterology
Nutritional problems

Why I chose my specialties

Gastroenterology gives me a wide and varied job, and I enjoy the management of patients with chronic inflammatory bowel disease and forming a long term partnership with them.

Primary contact

Secretary: Karen Karakas

01202 704961

Membership of professional bodies


Year of registration

2018, GMC registration 2004

Special clinical interests

Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Complex Nutrition


MicroRNA-31 Targets Thymic Stromal Lymphopoietin in Mucosal Infiltrated CD4+ T Cells: A Role in Achieving Mucosal Healing in Ulcerative Colitis?
Simon Whiteoak, Andrew Claridge, Clare Balendran, Richard Harris, Markus Gwiggner, Victor Bodanese, Mark Hanssen, Tilman Sanchez-Elsner, JR Fraser Cummings
Inflamm Bowel Dis. Jun 8 2018, doi: 10.1093/ibd/izy213.

MicroRNA 31 and MicroRNA 155 Target Interleukin 13 Receptor Alpha 1 (IL13RA1) and Regulate IL-13 Dependent Inflammatory Pathways in Ulcerative Colitis
Markus Gwiggner, Rocio Teresa Martinez-Nunez, Simon R Whiteoak, Andy Claridge, Jane E Collins, JR Fraser Cummings, and Tilman Sanchez-Elsner
Genes, Feb 2018, 13;9(2)

Biosimilar infliximab in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Outcomes of a managed switching program
Violeta Razanskaite, Marion Bettey, Louise Downey, Simon Whiteoak, James Callaghan, Julia Wright, Caren Underhill, Miles Rush, Iftikhar Ahmed, Fraser Cummings.
Journal of Crohns and Colitis. 2017 Jan;11(1):Epub

MicroRNAs in IBD; paradoxes and possibilities
Simon Whiteoak, Richard Felwick, Tilman Sanchez-Elsner, JR Fraser Cummings
Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2015 May;21(5):1160-5

Perforated colonic diverticulum in old age: surgical or medical management?
Simon Whiteoak, Omar Khan, Stephen Allen
Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2009 Dec;70(12):699-703. Review.

Outcome data

Clinical trials PI in Royal Bournemouth Hospital


Basic Science research into epigenetics of IBD at University of Southampton

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