Dr Antony Barney Hawthorne
DM, FRCP, MA (Camb), BMBCh (Oxon)
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 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 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).
Spire Cardiff Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
BMBCh / Oxford University / 1983
Bachelor of medicine and surgery
First medical degree on qualifying from medical school
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.