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Dr Matthew Johnson

Dr Matthew Johnson

Consultant Gastroenterologist
MSc, MBBS, MRCP, MD

Practising at

Spire Harpenden Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Matthew Johnson at Spire include:

Other treatments

Inflammatory bowel disease, Gastrointestinal pathology, Endoscopy, Coloproctocology, Colonoscopy, Bowel disease, oesophageal high resolution manometry 

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Professional profile

I graduated from St George’s Medical School, London in 1995. I underwent postgraduate medical training in the South East Thames region and am now dual accredited to practice general medicine and gastroenterology. I completed a Research Fellowship at St Mark’s and St Thomas’ which led to a Master’s degree in 2009 and several publications assessing the effects of bacteria and probiotics in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

My training has provided me with specialist experience in dealing with complicated acid reflux disease, oesophageal dysmotility, coeliac disease and IBD. I also have experience with small bowel capsule enteroscopy and oesophageal manometry studies. I am fully competent in a range of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures having worked for 4.5 years on emergency endoscopy rotas at St Thomas’ and on the Liver Unit at King’s.

I am the Lead Consultant in Gastroenterology at the Luton & Dunstable Hospital, Bedfordshire. I am also committed to teaching and research.

I offer my services at the Spire Harpenden Hospital in Hertfordshire as a General Medical Physician, Gastroenterologist and Endoscopist. I cover general gastroenterological issues such as Iritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), functional bowel disorders, food allergies and intolerances (e.g. Coeliac disease), acid reflux and indigestion (dyspepsia). Within my NHS practice I also run the oesophagial cancer stenting and am a core member of the colorectal cancer screening and MDT. My practice mirrors that of my NHS service, where I aim to provide high quality care with an open and friendly approach.


Clinical Interests

Gastroenterology
Bowel disease
Colonoscopy
Coloproctocology
Endoscopy
Gastrointestinal cancer
Inflammatory bowel disease

Inflammatory bowel disease, small bowel pathology, luminology, peptic disease and oesophageal dysmotility, Coeliac disease and Irritable bowel syndrome.

Private contact details

Telephone 0800 585 112
Website http://www.drmattwjohnson.com
Private secretary Leah McGrath
Private secretary telephone 07889 219 806
Private secretary email leah.mcgrath@nhs.net
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Qualification and professional memberships

BSc / St Georges, London / 1993
Bachelor of Science in Medical Physiology

MBBS / St Georges/University of London / 1995
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

FRCP / Royal College of Physicians, London / 2000
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians

MD / Kings College, London / 2010
The Bacterial Pathogenesis of Inflamatory Bowel Disease (pouchitis)


Professional memberships

British Society of Gastroenterologists
Royal College of Physicians
Medical Defense Union


Professional leadership

Clinical lead for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Luton and Dunstable NHS Hospital
Clinical lead for the capsule endoscopy unit, Luton and Dunstable Hospital
National lead for the early adopters of the inflammatory bowel disease registry (British Society of Gastroenterology)

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Current NHS posts

General Physician and Lead Clinician in Gastroenterology at The Luton & Dunstable Hospital, Bedfordshire

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Personal Profile

Outside of medicine most of my time is dedicated to my family. I also enjoy singing, playing the guitar and writing music. On more energetic days you might catch me cycling around the Chiltern hills. I live locally to the hospital and have just acquired an allotment, so spend a lot of time pulling weeds!

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