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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 & Leprosy, Skin and soft tissue infections, Hepatitis B & C, Chronic bone infections, 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 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 with the Health Protection Agency in the south west on their TB programme. Currently,I am involved in research into Hepatitis C with the University of Bristol and am an honorary consultant at the BRI in Infectious Diseases & Viral Hepatitis

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 run the Post Travel Clinic here at Spire Bristol Hospital. This is a clinic for patients returning from travelling and may have symptoms or conditions contracted whilst away.


Clinical Interests

Tropical medicine
Infectious diseases


Private contact details

Telephone 0117 980 4070
Private secretary Claire Roberts
Private secretary telephone 07734 624870
Private secretary fax 0870 8755910
Private secretary email Claire.roberts3@spirehealthcare.com
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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 & Travel Health Association

Professional leadership

Consultant for Spire Bristol Post Travel Clinic

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Current NHS posts

Honorary Consultant in Infectious Diseases, Bristol Royal Infirmary

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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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