Dr Christos Toumpanakis


Dr Christos Toumpanakis


Consultant In Gastroenterology & Neuroendocrine Tumours

Dr Christos Toumpanakis is a Consultant in Gastroenterology & Neuroendocrine Tumours in the Centre for Gastroenterology & Neuroendocrine Tumour Unit – ENETS Centre of Excellence of Royal Free Hospital, London.

He is also an Honorary Associate Professor at University College of London and has been awarded “Top-Teacher of the Year” in 2007, 2009, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. He graduated from Medical School-University of Athens, Greece, in 1994, obtaining his Specialty Title in Gastroenterology & Hepatology in 2004, along with his PhD from University of Athens in 2007.

His main interests, apart from General Gastroenterology and Endoscopy, include gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, celiac disease, chronic diarrhoea, Inflammatory Bowel Disease and gastro-intestinal problems in patients with congenital immuno-deficiencies. His Sub-Specialty is “Neuroendocrine (Carcinoid) Tumours (NETs)” and he is considered as one of the International experts in that field.

Dr Toumpanakis has significant clinical experience in all types of gastro-entero-pancreatic, as well as bronchial NETs in all available treatment options.

He lectures regularly in several International Conferences and has published many original papers and reviews. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the European Neuroendocrine Tumour Society (ENETS), the Editor of ENETS CME program, a co-Author of ENETS, UK & Ireland NET Guidelines, as well as a member of the Advisory Board of the “UK NET patients’ foundation”.

Dr Toumpanakis is leading a NET Clinical Research Group and his main research interests include novel biomarkers and molecular imaging in NETs, mesenteric fibrosis and carcinoid heart disease.

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Year qualified


Country of qualification


Languages spoken

English, Greek


  • Gastroenterology
  • Neuroendocrine Tumours


  • Fellow of Royal College of Physicians (UK)
  • Fellow of American Gastroenterology Association
  • Member of the Advisory Board of European Neuroendocrine Tumour Society (ENETS)
  • Member of Executive Committee of UK and Ireland Neuroendocrine Tumour Society
  • Member of the Advisory Board of Neuroendocrine Patients’ foundation UK
  • Member of the UK & Ireland Neuroendocrine Tumour Society (UKI-NETS)
  • Member of the American Gastroenterology Association (AGA)
  • Member of European Society of Gastro-intestinal endoscopy (ESGE)

Procedures offered

  • Gastroscopy
  • Colonoscopy

Clinical interests

  • General gastroenterology
  • Chronic diarrhoea
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Neuroendocrine (carcinoid) tumours
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
  • Gastroinstestinal problems of patients with congenital immunodeficiency


Research interests

Neuroendocrine tumours : biomarkers, mesenteric fibrosis, carcinoid heart disease

Dr Christos Toumpanakis, Consultant In Gastroenterology & Neuroendocrine Tumours is available to be seen for consultations at Royal Free London