Anastasios Koulaouzidis, MD, DM, FEBG, FRSPH, FRCPE, FACG

Associate Specialist
Honorary Clinical Fellow of UoE
Endoscopy Unit
The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
51 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh, EH16 4SA, UK


Dr. Koulaouzidis is Associate Specialist in the Centre of Liver & Digestive Disorders at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, clinical lead of the capsule endoscopy service, and Honorary Clinical Fellow of the School of Clinical Sciences, the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. He obtained his MD from the Medical School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (Greece) in 1995 and his Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Edinburgh (2014) with the title “Optimising the use of capsule endoscopy in the detection of small-bowel pathology”. He is currently working towards a Doctorate in Philosophy (on innovative aspects of capsule endoscopy) at the university of Lund, Sweden.
Dr. Koulaouzidis became a Member of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (UK) in 2004 and a Fellow of the same College in 2013. He is also a Fellow of the European Board of Gastroenterology (2009), the Royal Society for Public Health (2013) and the American College of Gastroenterology (2015).
He is the co-author of three book chapters and more than 100 PubMed-listed articles, out of which at least 50 are on capsule endoscopy. He is one of the most enthusiastic medical practitioners in minimally-invasive digestive endoscopy and multimodal diagnosis as such. He has organized several local and National meetings on capsule endoscopy. His full profile is available via the following site:

Research Interest

His research interests include: Clinical applications of capsule endoscopy, Quality improvement and software diagnostics as well as hardware and concept development in capsule endoscopy. Other specialty interests include colonoscopy, microscopic colitis, and conventional (as well as minimally-invasive) small-bowel endoscopy.

Scientific Activities


• Member of the editorial and/or advisory board of several specialty journals and associate editor or Editor-in-Chief of three Gastroenterology/Hepatology journals
• Awarded the Given®Imaging-ESGE Research Grant 2011, a University of Edinburgh Innovation Initiative Grant in 2011 and one of the ESGE Postgraduate Visiting Fellow Grants (2010) and one of WEO Emerging star programs for 2015
• Awarded the RIE and the University of Edinburgh participation in the EndoVESPA EU project
• Other projects that he is involved with include the OdoCapsule as well as the NAutILES project


He has authored several publications.