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Dr Maxton Pitcher

BA Hons BM BCh MD FRCP

Consultant Gastroenterologist

Enquiries - 020 8869 3390 or privateenquiries@trustplus.co.uk

Areas of Expertise

Undiagnosed abdominal pain & diarrhoea
Inflammatory bowel disease – Crohn’s Disease & Ulcerative Colitis
Abdominal cancer – oesophagus, stomach, liver, pancreas
Irritable bowel syndrome
Dyspepsia – heartburn and peptic ulcer disease
Jaundice
Therapeutic endoscopy – gastroscopy, colonoscopy & ERCP

Special/Research Interests

Inflammatory bowel disease
Intestinal microbes

Current NHS and/or University post(s)

Consultant Gastroenterologist & Physician – Northwick Park and St Mark’s Hospitals

Professional and Personal profile

Max was appointed to the staff at St Marks and Northwick Park in 1998 from Oxford, where he was Senior Registrar. He graduated in Medical Sciences from the University of Cambridge in 1985 and qualified in 1988 from the University of Oxford. His research on sulphate-reducing bacteria, sulphur metabolism and ulcerative colitis at The MRC Dunn Clinical Nutrition Centre won him a University prize for his MD Thesis in Cambridge in 1996.

Max continues to have a clinical research interest in gut flora and inflammatory bowel disease and is a medical advisor to NACC. As well as running a specialist IBD clinic, Max sees general Gastroenterology outpatient referrals and patients with GI cancer. The latter are managed in close collaboration with specialist surgical colleagues as part of the West London Cancer Network.

With Dr Meron Jacyna, he manages the majority of the acute Gastroenterology inpatient workload admitted to Northwick Park Hospital, as well as the therapeutic ERCP service. His 'extralumenal' interests include golf, SCUBA diving and playing the violin in chamber ensembles and orchestras including the European Doctors Orchestra.

He was elected to Chairman of Medicine at St Mark’s Hospital in 2007 by his peers.

BA Hons   University of Cambridge 1985
BM BCh    University of Oxford 1988
MD            University of Cambridge 1996
FRCP        London 2002

Memberships

British Society of Gastroenterology
European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation (ECCO)
London Consultants’ Association
Royal College of  Physicians of London
British Medical Association
Medical Defence Union
Alliance Surgical Plc

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