Professor David S Sanders is a Professor of Gastroenterology and a Consultant Gastroenterologist at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital & the University of Sheffield. He has published >400 peer reviewed papers. He is internationally recognised for his work in coeliac disease, percutaneous gastrostomy feeding (PEG) and small bowel endoscopy. His other research interests include pancreatic exocrine insufficiency, irritable bowel syndrome and gastrointestinal bleeding.
He has received a number of research awards: European Rising Star Award (2010), Cuthbertson Medal (2011) and Silver Medal in 2017 (the latter two awards from the UK Nutrition Society), Swedish Gastroenterology Society Bengt Ihre Medal (2017) and most recently the BSG Hopkins prize for Endoscopy (2019). His clinical work with patients who have coeliac disease has resulted in him being awarded the Coeliac UK Healthcare Professional of the Year Award (2010) & the inaugural Complete Nutrition Coeliac Health Care Professional Award (2013).
Professor Sanders works as part of the Sheffield Gastroenterology Team which has been recognised for their standards of clinical care and has won numerous awards in recognition of this. In 2017 because of his diverse clinical nutrition interests he was voted (by patients and health care professionals) the Clinical Nutrition Health Care Professional of the Year.
He is the current Chair of the Coeliac UK Health Advisory Council & Board member of the European Society for study of Coeliac Disease (ESsCD). Previous roles include chair of the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) Small Bowel and Nutrition Section (2006-2012), BSG Audit Committee (2010-2013), BSG Council Member 2016-19 and President of the International Society for the Study of Coeliac Disease 2015-2019 (ISSCD).