Dr Marcus Harbord

BSc Imperial College 1989 MB BS University of London 1992 MRCP Royal College of Physicians 1995 PhD University College London 2002 FRCP Royal College of Physicians 2008


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30 years of experience
19 years as a specialist


Marcus Harbord was appointed a Consultant Physician &

Gastroenterologist at the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital in 2006,

specialising in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), colorectal cancer and

colonoscopy. He was lead clinician of the Gastroenterology Department 2007-2016.

He was previously a consultant physician at the Royal Free Hospital.  

After leaving Eton College, he completed medical studies at St Mary's

Hospital, London in 1992, with further training at UCL, the Royal Free, and St

Mark’s Hospital. He was awarded a PhD in biochemistry by UCL in 2002. He was an

editorial board member of Inflammatory

Bowel Disease 2006-2016; chairman of the New Consultants’ Committee at the

Royal College of Physicians 2009-2011; an elected member of the European

Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation (ECCO) guidelines committee 2013-2016 and

chairman of this committee 2015-2016.  He is responsible for two new European guidelines, Extra-intestinal manifestations in IBD (2016) and Ulcerative colitis (2017). 

He is the main author of the ECCO e-guide, a web-based global learning resource that has

converted all ECCO guidelines into an interactive, algorithmic learning tool. He is co-author of a textbook, Emergencies in Gastroenterology & Hepatology,

published by Oxford University Press in 2013. He is principle investigator for

the UK twin IBD registry, undertaking collaborative studies with other European

centres in epigenetics and metabolomics. In 2019 he founded WikiMed LDA, a

not-for-profit, Med-Tech initiative to provide medical diagnosis and healthcare

advice for the poorest people in the world. He lives between London and Lisbon. 

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

  • Colonoscopy 
  • Endoscopy 
  • Inflammatory bowel disease 
  • Crohn's disease 
  • Ulcerative colitis 
  • Chronic diarrhoea 


  • General (Internal) Medicine
  • Hepatology
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Neuro-Gastroenterology
  • Pancreaticobiliary Medicine (Bile Ducts & Pancreas)
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3686876
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    Practices worked at

    The Lister Hospital

    Chelsea Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom, SW1W 8RH
    1,270 reviews

    Cromwell Hospital

    164-178 Cromwell Rd, London, United Kingdom, SW5 0TU
    887 reviews

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    Recommended by 1 specialist
    Dr Simon Anderson
    Dr Simon Anderson
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    "I can recommend Dr Harbord most highly as a very respected, experienced and knowledgeable gastroenterologist. He is respected and well liked by his peers and always shows wise and sensible clinical judgement. "


    Recommended for:
    Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)