Dr Laith Al-Rubaiy MBChB, MSc, MRCP, PhD
Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist
Dr Laith Al-Rubaiy graduated from the University of Basra, Iraq. As the first ranked medical graduate in the country, he won two highly competitive scholarships to complete his post graduate medical studies. He achieved this at the State University of New York in the USA and then at King’s College London in the UK. He then moved to Wales to pursue his clinical academic training leading to accreditation in Hepatology, Gastroenterology and General Medicine. Dr Al-Rubaiy did part of his advanced hepatology training at the Royal Free Hospital in London. He was awarded a PhD from Swansea University School of Medicine for his work in applying health informatics in Gastroenterology health service research and clinical trials to assess and measure patients’ reported outcome measures (PROMs).
Awards and recognition
Dr Al-Rubaiy is an award winner doctor and has been awarded 3 competitive national and local awards for work in Gastroenterology and Hepatology. He has also been awarded 12 grants and 2 highly competitive scholarships throughout his career. In 2017, Dr Al-Rubaiy was competitively selected to be named the “Young Gastroenterologist of the year: Emerging Leader” by the British Society of Gastroenterology for his clinical work, research, medical education and collaborations. He published more than 30 peer reviewed articles, 14 case reports and 37 abstract and conference presentations. He was also involved in writing 3 books/ chapters.
His current research is focused on developing and applying patients reported outcomes measures (PROMs) such as quality of life in Hepatology and Gastroenterology. He is actively working to integrate Information Technology (IT) to support routine clinical care in the NHS. He is a reviewer for a number of international journals and grant funding bodies and is an author on several peer-reviewed publications. On a national level, Dr Al-Rubaiy sits on the British Society of Gastroenterology clinical standards and services committee as an elected committee member.
His clinical work at St Mark’s Hospital involves the management of patients with various liver and bile ducts problems and other gastroenterology problems such as Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), diarrhoea, weight loss, anaemia and acid reflux disease. He performs upper and lower gastrointestinal endoscopy to investigate these conditions.