Dr Alistair King
MBBS, FRCP, BSc, PhD
I enjoy all aspects of gastroenterology and hepatology but have special interests in endoscopy, bowel cancer screening, pancreatic and biliary disorders and viral hepatitis.
I provide an outpatient practice covering all aspects of gastroenterology and hepatology at Spire Harpenden Hospital. I also perform diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy and colonoscopy on-site at Spire.
I graduated from The Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine in 1991. I completed my specialist training in gastroenterology and general medicine on the South East Thames Specialist Registrar training rotation which included posts at King's College Hospital Liver Unit and Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals. I undertook research at St Thomas' Hospital, which led to a PhD from the University of London.
My NHS links allow me to offer comprehensive and rapid investigation and treatment of patients with gastrointestinal complaints.
Spire Harpenden 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.
MBBS / Royal Free Hospital of Medicine / 1991
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
BSc / Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine / 1988
Bachelor of Science
FRCP / Royal College of Physicians, London / 2008
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians
PhD / University of London / 2003
Bowel Cancer Screening Programme Accredited Colonoscopist / Joint Advisory Group for Endoscopy / 2009
Consultant Gastroenterologist, Hemel Hempstead, St Albans City Hospital and Watford General Hospital
I live in St Albans with my wife and two young children. I am a skiing fanatic and year round I do slalom racing, competing on a national level. In the winter I enjoy ski touring and freeride skiing. I also enjoy music, and play piano and guitar.