Dr Sharon Marlowe

Dr Sharon Marlowe

Consultant in Infectious Diseases, Tropical & Travel Medicine and General Medicine
MBChB, MRCP (Lon), DTM&H (Lon), MD Trop Med (Lon)

Practising at

Spire Bristol Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Sharon Marlowe at Spire include:

General medicine

Other treatments

All areas of infectious diseases, general internal medicine, excessive fatigue, skin and soft tissue infections, gastroenteritis, chronic diarrhoea, tropical and parasitic infections, travel medicine, gastroenteritis, Lyme disease and other tick-borne infections, tuberculosis and leprosy, skin and soft tissue infections, hepatitis B & C, chronic bone infections and small intestinal bowel infections.

 Post-travel infections:

  • Lyme disease and other tick borne infections
  • Tuberculosis
  • HIV
  • Hepatitis
  • Small intestinal bacterial infections (SIBO)

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Professional profile

I originally trained as a doctor at Bristol University and have gone on to train in some of the premiere centres for infectious diseases, tropical medicine and clinical microbiology in the UK and around the world.

I gained my Medical Degree from the University of Bristol after completing my training in hospitals in the South West Region. I have been awarded the Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. I worked for three years, running international clinical trials for the Department of International Development and obtained my MD after completing my research into mycobacterial diseases during this time from the University of London.

In addition to general infectious diseases, I have a particular interest in tropical diseases and infections in returning travellers, chronic infections including tuberculosis, HIV and viral hepatitis.

I worked and was awarded an MD for my research at the world famous London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. I went on to be appointed as a consultant at Flinders University Hospital, Australia. My experience has also included three years in Ethiopia and Nepal. I have a strong research background, initially running public health programmes in HIV in Africa for the Department for International Development (DFID), then carrying out international clinical trials in mycobacterial diseases. I went on to work in Birmingham and Manchester before returning to make my home back in Bristol.

I have been appointed as a consultant in the NHS and have worked previously at the United Bristol NHS Trust and West Area Trust. I have worked in the past with the Health Protection Agency in the South West and collaborated on their TB Programme. I was involved in research into hepatitis C with the University of Bristol and the Viral Hepatitis Department at the Bristol Royal Infirmary.

I currently sit on the Steering Committee for Lyme Disease for the Royal College of GPs and have been involved in writing a definitive online Toolkit for Lyme Disease in the UK and educating GPs about this disease.

I run a busy clinic at Spire Bristol Hospital seeing patients nationally and internationally with chronic difficult to diagnose conditions, as well as all diseases in the returning traveller.

Clinical Interests

Infectious diseases
Tropical medicine

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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Royal College of Physicians
British Infection Association
Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
The British Global and Travel Health Association
International Society of Travel Medicine

Professional leadership

Consultant for Spire Bristol Post Travel Clinic
Steering Committee member for Lyme Disease UK – Royal College of GPs

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Personal Profile

I was born in South America and my interest in the illnesses caused by tropical parasites and bugs has not waned since I left. I have travelled for pleasure and work around South America, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Although I have settled in Bristol with my husband and two children international travel has not been curtailed, but now involves the whole family.

I am a keen hiker and have hiked in the Himalayas, Andes and Pyrenees. Adventure is never far away with White Water Rafting in Nepal and sea kayaking in Baja California and the Sounds of New Zealand. I enjoy horse riding, scuba diving and sailing. Relaxation comes from singing in choirs from the Bristol Choral Society to the Bristol Gurt Lush Choir.

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Private contact details

Telephone 0117 905 7713
Private secretary Marina Gawluk
Private secretary telephone 0117 905 7713
Private secretary email marinagawluk@gmail.com