Consultant Profile

Dr Matthew Johnson

Dr Matthew Johnson MSc MBBS MRCP MD
Practicing at:
Spire Harpenden Hospital
  • Gastroenterology
    • Bowel disease
    • Colonoscopy
    • Coloproctocology
    • Endoscopy
    • Gastrointestinal pathology
    • Inflammatory bowel disease
Special clinical interests:

Inflammatory bowel disease, small bowel pathology, luminology, peptic disease and oesophageal dysmotility

Research interests:

Inflammatory bowel disease, probiotics, coeliac disease and non-invasive stool markers of inflammation

Current NHS and /or university posts:

General Physician and Lead Clinician in Gastroenterology at The Luton & Dunstable Hospital, Bedfordshire.

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

British Society of Gastroenterologists
Royal College of Physicians
Medical Defense Union

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0800 585 112
Private secretary:
Sue Matthews
Private secretary telephone number:
07889 219806
Private secretary email address:
Wednesday afternoons
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Training and background
Dr Matthew Johnson graduated from St George’s Medical School, London in 1995. He underwent postgraduate medical training in the South East Thames region and is now dual accredited to practice general medicine and gastroenterology. He completed a Research Fellowship at St Mark’s and St Thomas’s which led to a Master’s degree in 2009 and several publications assessing the effects of bacteria and probiotics in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). 

Special Interests 
His training has provided him with specialist experience in dealing with complicated acid reflux disease, oesophageal dysmotility, coeliac disease and IBD. Dr Matt Johnson also has experience with small bowel capsule enteroscopy and oesophageal manometry studies. He is fully competent in a range of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures having worked for 4.5 years on emergency endoscopy rotas at StThomas’s and on the Liver Unit at King’s.

NHS Service
Dr Matt W Johnson is the Lead Consultant in Gastroenterology at the Luton & Dunstable Hospital, Bedfordshire. He is also committed to teaching and research. 

Spire Service
Dr Johnson offers his services at the Spire Harpenden Hospital in Hertfordshire as a General Medical Physician, Gastroenterologist and Endoscopist. His practice mirrors that of his NHS service, where he aims to provide high quality care with an open and friendly approach.

Personal profile:

Outside of medicine most of Mr Johnson's time is dedicated to his family. He also enjoy singing, playing the guitar and writing music. On more energetic days you might catch him running around the Chiltern hills. As he and his family are due to relocate locally most of his free time has recently been taken up with house hunting.

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Dr Matthew Johnson

Dr Matthew Johnson Consultant Gastroenterologist - Spire Healthcare - Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire

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