Dr Marcus Harbord

Dr Marcus Harbord

BSc Imperial College 1989 MB BS University of London 1992 MRCP Royal College of Physicians 1995 PhD University College London 2002 FRCP Royal College of Physicians 2008


Recommended by 1 specialist
30 years of experience
19 years as a specialist


  • General (Internal) Medicine
  • Hepatology
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) such as ulcerative Colitis or Crohn's Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Neuro-Gastroenterology
  • Pancreaticobiliary Medicine (Bile Ducts & Pancreas)
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 3686876
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    Consultation fees

    New appointment: £250

    Follow-up appointment: £200

    Practices worked at

    The Lister Hospital

    Chelsea Bridge Road, London, United Kingdom, SW1W 8RH
    1,257 reviews

    Chelsea Outpatient Centre

    280 Kings Road, London, United Kingdom, SW3 5AW
    316 reviews


    Marcus Harbord was appointed a Consultant Physician &

    Gastroenterologist at the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital in 2006,

    specialising in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), colorectal cancer and

    colonoscopy. He was lead clinician of the Gastroenterology Department 2007-2016.

    He was previously a consultant physician at the Royal Free Hospital.  

    After leaving Eton College, he completed medical studies at St Mary's

    Hospital, London in 1992, with further training at UCL, the Royal Free, and St

    Mark’s Hospital. He was awarded a PhD in biochemistry by UCL in 2002. He was an

    editorial board member of Inflammatory

    Bowel Disease 2006-2016; chairman of the New Consultants’ Committee at the

    Royal College of Physicians 2009-2011; an elected member of the European

    Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation (ECCO) guidelines committee 2013-2016 and

    chairman of this committee 2015-2016.  He is responsible for two new European guidelines, Extra-intestinal manifestations in IBD (2016) and Ulcerative colitis (2017). 

    He is the main author of the ECCO e-guide, a web-based global learning resource that has

    converted all ECCO guidelines into an interactive, algorithmic learning tool. He is co-author of a textbook, Emergencies in Gastroenterology & Hepatology,

    published by Oxford University Press in 2013. He is principle investigator for

    the UK twin IBD registry, undertaking collaborative studies with other European

    centres in epigenetics and metabolomics. In 2019 he founded WikiMed LDA, a

    not-for-profit, Med-Tech initiative to provide medical diagnosis and healthcare

    advice for the poorest people in the world. He lives between London and Lisbon. 

    Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments

    • Colonoscopy 
    • Endoscopy 
    • Inflammatory bowel disease 
    • Crohn's disease 
    • Ulcerative colitis 
    • Chronic diarrhoea 


    • Bowel Cancer Screening
    • Capsule Endoscopy
    • Colonoscopy
    • Endoscopy (OGD)
    • Gastroscopy
    • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
    • Sigmoidoscopy
    • Video Consultation
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    Special interests

    • Achalasia
    • Acid Reflux
    • Barrett's Oesophagus
    • Bloating
    • Coeliac Disease
    • Colitis (Ulcerative Colitis)
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Constipation
    • Crohn’s Disease
    • Diarrhoea
    • Dyspepsia (Indigestion)
    • Fatty Liver Disease
    • Food Intolerance
    • Functional Bowel Disease
    • Gallstones
    • Gastric (Stomach) Ulcers
    • Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) or Reflux
    • Gastro-oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD)
    • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
    • Gastroparesis
    • Haemochromatosis
    • Heart Burn
    • Hiatus Hernia
    • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
    • Iron Deficiency Anaemia
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
    • LPR Reflux
    • Liver Disease
    • Oesophageal Spasm
    • Oesophagitis
    • Primary Billiary Cholangitis (PBC)
    • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC)
    • Rectal Bleeding
    • Swollen Stomach
    • Upper Gastrointestinal Conditions (Oesophagus & Stomach)
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    • BSc Imperial College 1989
    • MB BS University of London 1992
    • MRCP Royal College of Physicians 1995
    • PhD University College London 2002
    • FRCP Royal College of Physicians 2008
    • Federation Licensing Examination Pennsylvannia state, USA 1993
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