Laurence Lovat, MD

Technology Inventor, MGH

Dr. Laurence Lovat is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at University College Hospital and Reader in Gastroenterology and Laser Medicine at University College London. Laurence’s research focuses on optical techniques for diagnosing and treating pre-malignant lesions arising within Barrett’s esophagus. He developed photodynamic therapy for high-grade dysplasia in Barrett’s and also worked on elastic scattering spectroscopy to detect dysplasia in patients undergoing endoscopic surveillance. He has published widely in the medical literature and has served on the committees of the esophageal and research sections of the British Society of Gastroenterology. He also serves as a specialist advisor to the UK Department of Health and NICE. He has been invited to lecture in ten countries. He received a BSc in Nutrition and Medical Science from the University of London, followed by his medical degree. He was awarded a PhD by the Royal Postgraduate Medical School and he is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in London.