Consultant Profile

Dr Simon Mark Greenfield

Dr Simon Mark Greenfield MD, FRCP
Practicing at:
Spire Harpenden Hospital
  • Gastroenterology
    • Bowel disease
    • Colonoscopy
    • Endoscopy
    • Gastrointestinal cancer
    • Inflammatory bowel disease
    • Liver disease
    • Pancreatology
Special clinical interests:

Dyspepsia, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, hepatobiliary disorders and all endoscopy

Research interests:

Acute gastrointestinal bleeding, inflammatory bowel disease

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant Gastroenterologist. Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Consultant Gastroenterologist, Lister Hospital, Stevenage, Hertfordshire

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

Fellow Royal College of Physicians
Secretary to the Clinical Services and Standards Committee of the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG)
Guidelines editor of ‘Gut’
Chairman of the Independent Practice Committee of the BSG

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0800 585112
Private secretary:
Kerri Knight
Private secretary telephone number:
01438 284 042
Personal email address:
Tuesday mornings for outpatient and endoscopy
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Whilst at St Thomas’ Hospital Dr Greenfield completed his MD thesis on inflammatory bowel disease before completing his training at UCH and the Whittington Hospital, North London.  Previously, he was fortunate enough to be awarded by the British Society of Gastroenterology a travelling fellowship to the gastrointestinal unit of the Medical University of South Carolina; this was a valuable learning experience.

Dr Greenfield is a highly experienced gastroenterologist practising in Hertfordshire and treats a wide range of conditions affecting the gut.  Typical conditions that he treats include all forms of indigestion, all types of bowel problems including constipation and diarrhoea and pancreas/bile duct problems.  He is a skilled endoscopist practising all forms of endoscopy including gastroscopy, colonoscopy and ERCP.  When meeting a new patient his philosophy is to take a detailed history of a patient's problems and in particular to focus on any areas of diet that might be influencing symptoms.  If required he may undertake a gastroscopy/colonoscopy but he believe that this is only a small part of the treatment process and that it is important to take a holistic view when treating someone with gut symptoms.  Apart from medication, dietary advice plays an important part of Dr Greenfield's treatment strategy.
He has published widely on topics such as  colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, constipation and endoscopy.

Personal profile:

Mr Greenfield moved from North London to the rural delights of Hertfordshire in 1997. He enjoys swimming with his club on a Saturday morning and then needs the rest of the weekend to recover! He is a keen golfer but fortunately will never have to make a living out of it.  He enjoys the films of Martin Scorsese, the books of John Irving, the wickets of Jimmy Anderson and the goals of DD (he will remain unidentified!)

Recommended links:

Hertfordshire Gastroenterology -
UK Gastroenterology -
Research into gut and liver disease with patient information -

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Dr Simon Mark Greenfield

Dr Simon Mark Greenfield Gastroenterology Consultant, Harpenden, Herts, private hospital specialist.

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