Dr Robert Mead

Consultant Gastroenterologist
BPharm (Hons), MBBS, MD

Practising at

Spire Harpenden Hospital

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Dr Robert Mead at Spire include:

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Professional profile

I studied at University College London gaining distinction in my final examination. I was awarded prizes in general academic study, pharmacology and medicine.

I initially worked in the Professorial hepatology and gastroenterology unit at the Royal Free Hospital before moving closer to my family in Dorset and Hampshire. Whilst training as a specialist gastroenterologist I spent six years in four national centres of excellence, including Southampton University and Cambridge University hospitals. I researched into the early detection of and surveillance for oesophageal and colorectal cancers becoming an academic Doctor of Medicine in 2013. In the last year before taking up my Consultant post in the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust I practiced at Addenbrooke’s Hospital Cambridge, focusing on endoscopy, inflammatory bowel disease, and diarrhoeal illnesses.

Endoscopy has been a long held interest of mine, with fellowships in Queen Alexandra Hospital Portsmouth, a national centre of excellence and in Tokyo Japan, a world centre of endoscopic excellence. I have published on endoscopic techniques aimed at improving the quality and comfort of procedures in the upper and lower gut.

I am responsible for teaching endoscopy to Gastroenterology trainees and have been a faculty member and lecturer on courses teaching advanced endoscopic techniques.

Clinical Interests

Bowel disease
Gastrointestinal cancer
Gastrointestinal pathology
Inflammatory bowel disease
Liver disease

Private contact details

Telephone 0800 585 112
Private secretary Leah McGrath
Private secretary telephone 01582 714460
Private secretary email
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Royal College of Physicians
British Society of Gastroenterology
American Gastroenterology Association
American Society of Gastro-intestinal endoscopy

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Current NHS posts

East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust (Lister Hospital, Stevenage; Queen Elizabeth II Hospital, Welwyn Garden City; Hertford County Hospital, Hertford.

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Personal Profile

I am a life long learner with three degrees so far and another one underway in education. I use this knowledge in my practice and my approach to work and life.

I have been a keen sportsman playing rugby and cricket, and sailing for many years. I now spend  my weekends with family, often watching and coaching my three children playing their rugby, cricket and whilst they sail.

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