Dr Antony Barney Hawthorne

Dr Antony Barney Hawthorne

Consultant Gastroenterologist
DM, FRCP, MA (Camb), BMBCh (Oxon)

Practising at

Spire Cardiff Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Antony Barney Hawthorne at Spire include:


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Professional profile

I studied medicine in Cambridge, with clinical training in Oxford. I did an MD in Nottingham with Prof Chris Hawkey 1990-1992. My research interests include clinical trials of immunosuppression in IBD, and the natural history of IBD. I have been a consultant at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff since 1995, specialising in IBD.

I specialise in medical treatment and assessment of inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis). I see patients with general gastroenterology problems related to the gut, and also perform endoscopy, colonoscopy, gastroscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy.

I perform 150-200 colonoscopy procedures per year with an uncorrected caecal intubation rate of greater than 90%.

I am chairman of the research awards committee for the charity Crohn’s Colitis UK, am a director of the UK IBD Registry, sit on the IBD UK and IBD Wales committees, and am an elected council member for the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG).

I am a reviewer for 'Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics', 'Inflammatory Bowel Diseases' and 'Gut' journals. I chaired the writing group for the BSG IBD Guidelines 2019, and was senior author on the UK IBD Standards published in 2019.

Clinical Interests

Bowel disease
Inflammatory bowel disease

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Qualification and professional memberships

BMBCh / Oxford University / 1983
Bachelor of medicine and surgery
First medical degree on qualifying from medical school

Professional memberships

British Society of Gastroenterology (Chairman of IBD section committee)
American Gastroenterological Association
European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation (Rep for UK)
British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
British Intestinal Failure Alliance
European Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

Professional leadership

Clinical Director for Gastroenterology at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Chairman of Inflammatory Bowel Disease section Committee of the British Society of Gastroenterology

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Private contact details

Telephone 0292 073 6011
Private secretary Linda Bradley
Private secretary fax 0292 074 5131
Private secretary email drhawthornesecretary@gmail.com