Consultant Profile

Dr Alan Shand

Dr Alan Shand MBChB(Commend), MD, FRCP(Ed)
Practicing at:
Spire Edinburgh Hospitals, Spire Murrayfield Edinburgh
  • Gastroenterology
    • Colonoscopy
    • Endoscopy
    • Gastrointestinal cancer
    • Inflammatory bowel disease
    • Liver disease
    • Nutrition
Special clinical interests:
Coeliac disease
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Current NHS and /or university posts:
Consultant Gastroenterologist, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh
Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
Fellow of Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh
Member of British Society of Gastroenterology
Member of St Mark's Association
Member of Caledonian Society of Gastroenterology
Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0131 316 2530
Private secretary telephone number:
07429 184270
Personal email address:
Wednesday mornings 8.30 to 10.30am
Background Information 
Professional profile:
Having graduated in Aberdeen I then trained in Gastroenterology and General Medicine in Edinburgh and London. I am fully trained in diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy and colonoscopy and also possess expertise in the area of short bowel syndrome and nutritional therapies of gastrointestinal problems.
I diagnose and treat a large number of people with a wide variety of gastrointestinal complaints affecting the whole of the gastrointestinal tract including the investigation and treatment of unintended weight loss. I have focussed my interests on the care of people who have Inflammatory Bowel Disease, particularly those who also have nutritional problems, and people with Coeliac disease.
Drawing on this clinical and diagnostic experience, along with my colleagues in Edinburgh Gastroenterology, I aim to deliver the highest quality of care to people with digestive or gastrointestinal problems.
Personal profile:
My three young children keep me busy in my free time. I also enjoy running, golf and listening to music.
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Dr Alan Shand

Dr Alan Shand Gastroenterology Consultant, private hospital specialist.

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