Dr Amar Wahid

Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist

MBBS MRCPCH PGCME


Specialises in

  • Paediatric clinical nutrition
  • Paediatric inflammatory bowel diseases
  • Functional gastrointestinal disorder

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Having completed core paediatric training across leading centres in the UK, I was selected competitively for national sub-specialty training in paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition in 2015. I commenced my consultant career in Cardiff in 2018 and have been working in a substantive capacity since 2019.

I specialise in paediatric inflammatory bowel diseases (pIBD), including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, and paediatric clinical nutrition, particularly intestinal failure. I also have experience in the diagnosis and management of coeliac disease, eosinophilic oesophagitis, gastritis, and functional gastrointestinal disorders.

I have performed over 500 endoscopic procedures, including 300 upper GI endoscopies and 200 colonoscopies over the past 5 years.

I am the lead consultant for paediatric IBD in South Wales and represent paediatrics in IBD Wales. I am lead for paediatric endoscopy at the University Hospital for Wales, where I also founded and run the current paediatric Nutrition Support Team.

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General Medical Council Number: C7014185

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Amar Wahid at Spire include:

Gastroenterology

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Additional information

Bowel disease
Colonoscopy
Endoscopy
Gastrointestinal pathology
Inflammatory bowel disease
Motility disorder
Nutrition
Nutrition
Paediatric gastroenterology

MBBS / King's College London / 2008
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MBBS is a degree given to physicians on completion of medical school


Professional memberships

Member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (MRCPCH), 2013


Professional leadership

I am currently lead for paediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease in South Wales, and lead for Paediatric Endoscopy and the Nutrition Support Team at the University Hospital for Wales, Cardiff.

University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff

Away from work I am married with three young children. I take a keen interest in learning languages, world cultures and philosophy, and enjoy painting and playing chess for leisure. 

Telephone 01226 735 515
Private secretary Ms Kiran Iqbal
Private secretary email kiran_iqbaluk@hotmail.co.uk