Dr Laurence Lovat qualified at University College London with First Class Honours in intercalated BSc in Nutrition. He trained at St George's and Guy's Hospital before doing his PhD at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital, London. In 2002 Dr Lovat was appointed a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London). He trained in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy and is now a recognised trainer himself.
Dr Lovat is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and has treated over 10,000 patients. He has extensive experience in endoscopy and has a particular interest in managing indigestion, acid reflux and Barrett's oesophagus as well as Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis). Dr Lovat is also a Reader in Gastroenterology and Laser Medicine at University College London where he heads a research group in the National Medical Laser Centre.