Dr Amar Wahid
Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist
MBBS MRCPCH PGCME
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.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Amar Wahid at Spire include:
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MBBS / King's College London / 2008
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MBBS is a degree given to physicians on completion of medical school
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.
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.