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Registration & Memberships

Registration and licensing

  • GMC: 7042180

Memberships and associations

  • GMC registered
  • ESGE registered
  • SIED registered

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian

Dr Alberto Murino

Consultant Gastroenterology & GI Endoscopist


Dr Alberto Murino is a Consultant Gastroenterologist and Gastrointestinal Endoscopist at Royal Free Hospital NHS trust.

He became a specialist in gastroenterology and gastrointestinal endoscopy (MRCP gastro equivalent) in 2009 in Italy (University of Sassari) with the final score of 60/60 cum laudae.

Between 2010-2014 he completed three fellowship in advance endoscopy and gastroenterology:

  • Wolfson Unit for Endoscopy. St. Mark’s Institute and Academic Centre, Imperial College, London. May 2010 – September 2012
  • Department of Gastroenterology, Hepato-Pancreatology, and Digestive Oncology, Erasme Hospital, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium. October 2012 – November 2013
  • Department of Gastroenterology. Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine Division of Gastroenterology. Nagoya University Hospital. Nagoya, Japan. December 2013-July 2014

He then worked as Consultant gastroenterologist in Italy until 2016 before joining the Royal Free Hospital.

His interests include endoscopy, colonoscopy, capsule endoscopy, double balloon enteroscopy, endoscopy dilatation, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy, endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) and endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD).

He is also interested in general gastroenterology including irritable bowel syndrome, gastroesophageal reflux and gastrointestinal dysmotility disorders.




Procedures offered:



Capsule Endoscopy

Double balloon Enteroscopy

Endoscopy Dilatation

Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy

Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR)

Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD)

Clinical Interests:



Capsule Endoscopy

Double Balloon Enteroscopy

Endoscopy Dilatation

Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy

Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR)

Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD)

He is also interested in general Gastroenterology including:

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Gastroesophageal Reflux

Gastrointestinal Dysmotility Disorders

Research interests:

Dr Alberto Murino is deeply involved in endoscopy research with more than 20 publications and many presentations both a national and international medical conferences.

The research project regarding the effectiveness of endoscopic ultrasonography during double balloon enteroscopy for suspected small bowel tumors, conducted during his fellowship in Japan was awarded at the UEG week: Oral Free Paper Prize UEG Week 2014.

Published papers:

Koukias N, Murino A, Telese A, Gaeta L, Power N, Rathbone M, Despott EJ. Management of a rare cause of significant acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding: gastric lipoma resected by hybrid endoscopic submucosal dissection. Endoscopy. 2017 Jul 18

Dore MP, Pes GM, Murino A, Quarta Colosso B, Pennazio M. Short article: Small intestinal mucosal injury in patients taking chemotherapeutic agents for solid cancers. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 May;29(5):568-571

Despott EJ, Murino A, Nakamura M, Bourikas L, Fraser C. A prospective randomised study comparing double-balloon colonoscopy and conventional colonoscopy in pre-defined technically difficult cases. Dig Liver Dis. 2017 Feb 1

Murino A, Despott EJ. Small bowel endoluminal imaging (capsule and enteroscopy). Frontline Gastroenterology. Feb 2017.

Mizutani Y, Nakamura M, Watanabe O, Yamamura T, Funasaka K, Ohno E, Kawashima H, Miyahara R, Murino A, Goto H Professor, Hirooka Y. Specific characteristics of hemorrhagic Meckel’s diverticulum at double-balloon endoscopy. Endosc Int Open. 2017 Jan;5(1):E35-E40

Vlachou E, Direkz S, Murino A, Wylie P, Hamilton MI, Murray CD, Despott EJ. Small bowel obstruction caused by a migrated Obalon gastric bariatric balloon: nonsurgical management by antegrade double-balloon panenteroscopy. Endoscopy. 2016 0;48(S 01):E403-E404

Murino A, Vlachou E, Fraser C, Cugia L, Despott EJ. Deep enteroscopy using a conventional colonoscope and through-the-scope balloon catheter system: how deep is deep? GIE. Gastrointest Endosc. 2016 Nov;84(5):882-883

Murino A, Nakamura M, Watanabe O, Yamamura T, Nagura A, Yoshimura T, Nakano A, Goto H, Hirooka Y. Effectiveness of Endoscopic Ultrasonography during Double Balloon Enteroscopy for characterization and management of small bowel submucosal tumours. Dig Liver Dis. 2016 Oct;48(10):118793

Murino A, Hassan C, Repici A. The diminutive colon polyp: biopsy, snare, leave alone? Curr Opin Gastroenterol. 2015 Nov 14

Anderloni A, Murino A, Jovani M, Battista S, Repici A. Underwater endoscopic mucosal resection of a duodenal neuroendocrine tumor. GIE. 2015 Aug 8. pii: S0016-5107(15)02734-0

Murino A, Anderloni A, Hassan C, Fuccio L, Repici A. The role of salvage ERCP for the treatment of post-ERCP pancreatitis. Endoscopy. 2015 May.

Despott EJ, Murino A, Bourikas L, Nakamura M, Ramachandra V, Fraser C. A prospective comparison of performance during back-to-back, anterograde manual spiral enteroscopy and double-balloon enteroscopy. Dig Liver Dis. 2015 May.

Murino A, Arvanitakis M, Le Moine O, Blero D, Devière J, Eisendrath P. Effectiveness of Endoscopic Management Using Self-Expandable Metal Stents in a Large Cohort of Patients with Post-bariatric Leaks. Obes Surg. 2015 Feb.

Nakamura M, Murino A, O’Rourke A, Fraser C. A Critical Analysis of the Effect of View Mode and Frame Rate on Reading Time and Lesion Detection During Capsule Endoscopy. Dig Dis Sci. 2015.

Murino A, Nakamura M, Despott EJ, Fraser C. Factors Associated With Reduced Insertion Depth At Double Balloon Enteroscopy – A Retrospective, Multivariate Analysis. Digestive and liver disease. Dig Liver Dis. 2014 Jun.

Murino A, Eisentrath P, Blero D, Ibrahim M, Neuhaus H, Deviere J. A giant fibrovascular esophageal polyp endoscopically resected using 2 gastroscopes simultaneously (with videos). Gastrointest Endosc. 2014 Feb.

Despott EJ, Murino A, Fraser C. Management of deep looping when failing to progress at double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE). Endoscopy 2011;43 Suppl 2 UCTN:E275-6. Epub 2011 Sep.

Murino A, Despott EJ, Hansmann A, Panoskaltitis N, Fraser C. A rare case of small bowel intussusception (with video). Endoscopy 2012 May;44 Suppl 2:E157-8. Epub 2012 May 23

Murino A, Despott EJ, Vaizey C, Bashir G, Hansmann A, Gupta A, Konieczko K, Fraser C. First endoscopic closure of a gastrocolic fistula using an over-the-scope clip system (with video). Gastrointest Endosc. 2012 Apr;75(4):893-4. Epub 2012 Jan 31.

Despott EJ, Murino A, Butcher J, Hussain T, Greenstein D, Naji Y, O’Rourke A, Fraser C. First Report of a Secondary Aortojejunal Fistula Visualized by Small Bowel Capsule Endoscopy. Dig Dis Sci. 2011 Aug 17

Dr Alberto Murino Consultant Gastroenterology & GI Endoscopist is available to be seen for consultations at the Royal Free Hospital.