Dr Murino is a consultant gastroenterologist and gastrointestinal endoscopist at the Royal Free London NHS trust.

He became a specialist in gastroenterology and gastrointestinal endoscopy in 2009 in Italy (University of Sassari) with the final score of 60/60 cum laudae.

Between 2010-2014 he completed three fellowships in advance endoscopy and gastroenterology at: St. Mark’s Institute and Academic Centre, Imperial College, London from 2010 to 2012; Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium from 2012 to 2013; Nagoya University Hospital, Nagoya, Japan from 2013 to 2014.

He then worked as consultant gastroenterologist in Italy until 2016 before joining the Royal Free Hospital.

Dr Murino's interests include endoscopy, colonoscopy, capsule endoscopy, double balloon enteroscopy, endoscopy dilatation, percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy, endoscopic mucosal resection and endoscopic submucosal dissection.

He is also interested in general gastroenterology including irritable bowel syndrome, gastroesophageal reflux and gastrointestinal dysmotility disorders.




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• Koukias N, Murino A, Telese A, Gaeta L, Power N, Rathbone M, Despott EJ. Management of a rare cause of significant acute upper gastrointestinal bleeding: gastric lipoma resected by hybrid endoscopic submucosal dissection. Endoscopy. 2017 Jul 18
• Dore MP, Pes GM, Murino A, Quarta Colosso B, Pennazio M. Short article: Small intestinal mucosal injury in patients taking chemotherapeutic agents for solid cancers. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 May;29(5):568-571
• Despott EJ, Murino A, Nakamura M, Bourikas L, Fraser C. A prospective randomised study comparing double-balloon colonoscopy and conventional colonoscopy in pre-defined technically difficult cases. Dig Liver Dis. 2017 Feb 1
• Murino A, Despott EJ. Small bowel endoluminal imaging (capsule and enteroscopy). Frontline Gastroenterology. Feb 2017.
• Mizutani Y, Nakamura M, Watanabe O, Yamamura T, Funasaka K, Ohno E, Kawashima H, Miyahara R, Murino A, Goto H Professor, Hirooka Y. Specific characteristics of hemorrhagic Meckel’s diverticulum at double-balloon endoscopy. Endosc Int Open. 2017 Jan;5(1):E35-E40
• Vlachou E, Direkz S, Murino A, Wylie P, Hamilton MI, Murray CD, Despott EJ. Small bowel obstruction caused by a migrated Obalon gastric bariatric balloon: nonsurgical management by antegrade double-balloon panenteroscopy. Endoscopy. 2016 0;48(S 01):E403-E404
• Murino A, Vlachou E, Fraser C, Cugia L, Despott EJ. Deep enteroscopy using a conventional colonoscope and through-the-scope balloon catheter system: how deep is deep? GIE. Gastrointest Endosc. 2016 Nov;84(5):882-883
• Murino A, Nakamura M, Watanabe O, Yamamura T, Nagura A, Yoshimura T, Nakano A, Goto H, Hirooka Y. Effectiveness of Endoscopic Ultrasonography during Double Balloon Enteroscopy for characterization and management of small bowel submucosal tumours. Dig Liver Dis. 2016 Oct;48(10):118793
• Murino A, Hassan C, Repici A. The diminutive colon polyp: biopsy, snare, leave alone? Curr Opin Gastroenterol. 2015 Nov 14
• Anderloni A, Murino A, Jovani M, Battista S, Repici A. Underwater endoscopic mucosal resection of a duodenal neuroendocrine tumor. GIE. 2015 Aug 8. pii: S0016-5107(15)02734-0
• Murino A, Anderloni A, Hassan C, Fuccio L, Repici A. The role of salvage ERCP for the treatment of post-ERCP pancreatitis. Endoscopy. 2015 May.
• Despott EJ, Murino A, Bourikas L, Nakamura M, Ramachandra V, Fraser C. A prospective comparison of performance during back-to-back, anterograde manual spiral enteroscopy and double-balloon enteroscopy. Dig Liver Dis. 2015 May.
• Murino A, Arvanitakis M, Le Moine O, Blero D, Devière J, Eisendrath P. Effectiveness of Endoscopic Management Using Self-Expandable Metal Stents in a Large Cohort of Patients with Post-bariatric Leaks. Obes Surg. 2015 Feb.
• Nakamura M, Murino A, O’Rourke A, Fraser C. A Critical Analysis of the Effect of View Mode and Frame Rate on Reading Time and Lesion Detection During Capsule Endoscopy. Dig Dis Sci. 2015.
• Murino A, Nakamura M, Despott EJ, Fraser C. Factors Associated With Reduced Insertion Depth At Double Balloon Enteroscopy – A Retrospective, Multivariate Analysis. Digestive and liver disease. Dig Liver Dis. 2014 Jun.
• Murino A, Eisentrath P, Blero D, Ibrahim M, Neuhaus H, Deviere J. A giant fibrovascular esophageal polyp endoscopically resected using 2 gastroscopes simultaneously (with videos). Gastrointest Endosc. 2014 Feb.
• Despott EJ, Murino A, Fraser C. Management of deep looping when failing to progress at double-balloon enteroscopy (DBE). Endoscopy 2011;43 Suppl 2 UCTN:E275-6. Epub 2011 Sep.
• Murino A, Despott EJ, Hansmann A, Panoskaltitis N, Fraser C. A rare case of small bowel intussusception (with video). Endoscopy 2012 May;44 Suppl 2:E157-8. Epub 2012 May 23
• Murino A, Despott EJ, Vaizey C, Bashir G, Hansmann A, Gupta A, Konieczko K, Fraser C. First endoscopic closure of a gastrocolic fistula using an over-the-scope clip system (with video). Gastrointest Endosc. 2012 Apr;75(4):893-4. Epub 2012 Jan 31.
• Despott EJ, Murino A, Butcher J, Hussain T, Greenstein D, Naji Y, O’Rourke A, Fraser C. First Report of a Secondary Aortojejunal Fistula Visualized by Small Bowel Capsule Endoscopy. Dig Dis Sci. 2011 Aug 17

Dr Alberto Murino is deeply involved in endoscopy research with more than 20 publications and many presentations both a national and international medical conferences. The research project regarding the effectiveness of endoscopic ultrasonography during double balloon enteroscopy for suspected small bowel tumors, conducted during his fellowship in Japan was awarded at the UEG week: Oral Free Paper Prize UEG Week 2014.