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 anMD 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 and intestinal failure.

I specialise in medical treatment and assessment of inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease and Ulcerative Colitis), and in management of patients with intestinal failure. 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 clinical director for gastroenterology and hepatology in Cardiff, and chair the Welsh adult home parenteral nutrition network. I am also the clinical lead for the Cardiff Intestinal Failure Team, who won the BMJ Team of the Year award for Gastroenterology in 2015.

Clinical Interests

Bowel disease
Inflammatory bowel disease

Private contact details

Telephone 029 2073 6011
Private secretary Linda Bradley
Private secretary fax 029 2074 5131
Private secretary email


Reviewer for 'Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics'
Reviewer for 'Inflammatory Bowel Diseases'
Reviewer for 'Gut'

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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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Current NHS posts

Consultant Gastroenterologist, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.

Clinical Director for Gastroenterology, Cardiff & Vale University Health Board.

Clinical Lead for Cardiff Intestinal Failure Unit.

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Personal Profile

I have played the double bass and piano for many years, and enjoy all types of music.

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