Dr Barbara McGowan

Dr Barbara McGowan



22 years of experience

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Italian
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4545583
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    Practices worked at

    HCA UK at The Shard

    St Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 9BS
    1234 reviews

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street, London, United Kingdom, SE1 2PR
    1549 reviews


    Dr Barbara McGowan graduated in Biochemistry from Oxford in 1988 and then worked as a Pharmaceutical Equity Analyst in the City for five years, after which, she studied Medicine at the Royal Free Hospital in London, graduating in 1998 with Merits. She was awarded a PhD from Imperial College in 2007 for her work in investigating the role of gut hormones and other neuropeptides in appetite control. She was appointed as a Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Diabetes and Endocrinology at Guy's and St Thomas' in 2009.

    Her areas of specialism include general endocrinology, including thyroid disease, polycystic ovaries, hypogonadism, adrenal disease, pituitary disease, metabolic disorders and hormone imbalance. She is also interested in managing complex obesity and co-morbidities associated with Type 2 Diabetes and the metabolic syndrome. She leads the obesity bariatric service at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital and is also a general medicine physician

    Dr McGowan is an active Trustee of the Association for the Study of Obesity, a SCOPE National Fellow,, the Metabolic and Obesity Endocrine Network Lead for the Society of Endocrinology and Treasurer for the Society for Endocrinology. She is also a member of the RCP Nutrition Committee and the RCP Committee on Weight and Health.


    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
    • Diabetes & Endocrinology
    • Thyroid Problems
    • Diabetes
    • Obesity
    • Metabolic Syndrome
    • Pituitary Disorders
    • General Medicine
    • Adrenal Disease
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    Special interests

    • Adrenal Disease
    • Diabetes
    • Thyroid Problems
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    • PhD, Imperial College London - 2003-2007
    • MBBS, Royal Free Hospital London - 1993-1998
    • MA Biochemistry, Hertford College Oxford -1984-1988.
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