Consultant Profile

Dr Paul Kitchen

Dr Paul Kitchen MA, PhD FRCP
Practicing at:
Spire Alexandra Hospital
  • Gastroenterology
    • Colonoscopy
    • Endoscopy
    • Inflammatory bowel disease
    • Irritable bowel syndrome
    • Liver disease
    • Nutrition
Special clinical interests:

Bowel cancer screening, Liver disease, Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, Coeliac disease

Research interests:

Barrett’s oesophagus, Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Primary Biliary Cirrhosis.

Current NHS and /or university posts:
Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist, Medway NHS Trust, Medway Maritime Hospital
Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

British Society of Gastroenterology
British Medical Association
British Association of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Royal College of Physicians

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01634 662822/662845
Private secretary telephone number:
01622 538119/538120
Private secretary fax:
01634 560111
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Dr Kitchen studied Medicine at Oxford University, during which time he completed an MA in Physiological Sciences in 1998. He completed his clinical training at St Georges Hospital London and qualified in 1991. He undertook Gastroenterology training at St Mark’s Hospital Middlesex, Northwick Park Hospital, The Hammersmith Hospital, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, and St Mary’s Hospital London.

He undertook research in Imperial College School of Medicine at the Hammersmith Campus, Cancer Research UK and St Mark's Hospital between October 1997 and May 2001. He has presented the results of this and other research nationally and internationally and was awarded his PhD in 2003 from the University of London.

He has a wide experience in all aspects of gastroenterology including inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease/dyspepsia and coeliac disease.
He has a special interest in endoscopy. He has developed his colonoscopy practice to a high standard and thus was accredited as a bowel cancer screener at Medway Hospital in 2012.

Dr Kitchen has a wide experience of general (internal) medicine. He has received a number of awards for clinical excellence. He was appointed Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist in 2003 at Medway Maritime Hospital and has taken a leading role in inflammatory bowel disease, nutrition, endoscopy and bowel cancer screening.

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Dr Paul Kitchen

Dr Paul Kitchen Gastroenterology Consultant, Chatham, Kent, private hospital specialist.

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