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Dr Marcus Harbord, Consultant Gastroenterologist

Specialising in:

Ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, diarrhea, colon cancer, colonoscopy, irritable bowel syndrome.

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Specialist Details
Full name

Dr Marcus Harbord


BSc (Hons), MB BS, PhD, FRCP


Consultant Gastroenterologist

Marcus Harbord

Gastroenterology, General Medicine

Site specialisation

Inflammatory bowel disease, colon cancer

Site specialisation 2


Clinical interests

Ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, diarrhea, colon cancer, colonoscopy, irritable bowel syndrome.

Background Information

Marcus Harbord was appointed a Consultant Physician & Gastroenterologist at the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital in 2006, specialising in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and colonoscopy. He was Lead Clinician of the Gastroenterology Department 2007-2016. He was previously a consultant physician at the Royal Free Hospital. 
Qualifying from St Mary's Hospital, London in 1992, he trained at UCL, the Royal Free, and St Marks Hospital. He has published widely in IBD and is a member of the Editorial Board of the journal Inflammatory Bowel Disease. He was 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, published in 2016 and Ulcerative colitis, published in 2017. He is the creator and main author of the ECCO e-guide, a global learning resource that has converted ECCO guidelines into an interactive, web based algorithmic learning tool.  He is co-author of Emergencies in Gastroenterology & Hepatology, published by Oxford University Press in 2013 and principle investigator for the UK twin IBD registry.

Languages spoken

English; partial French/Portuguese

Regular Cromwell clinics


Clinic days

Mon: Tue: 17:30-20:00Wed: ad hocThurs: Fri: Sat:

Appointments telephone number

020 7881 2035

Additional Career Information
Year qualified



Member of the British Society of Gastroenterology, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, member of the European Crohn?s and Colitis Organisation (ECCO)

NHS hospitals

Chelsea and Westminster

Research interests

Principle Investigator, UK IBD Twin Registry; Global Lead, ECCO e-Guide.

Key published papers

The First European Evidence-Based Consensus on Extra-Intestinal Manifestations in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Marcus Harbord; Vito Annese; Stephan R. Vavricka; et al. Journal of Crohn's and Colitis 2016 Mar;10(3):239-54 D.J.B.Marks, M.W.N.Harbord, R.MacAllister, F.Z.Rahman, J.Young, B.Al-Lazikani, W.Lees, M.Novelli, S.Bloom, A.W.SegalHuman studies reveal grossly defective acute inflammation in Crohn's diseaseLancet 2006; 367:668-678 A patient with severe Crohn's colitis responds to Faecal Microbiota Transplantation. Gordon H, Harbord M. J Crohns Colitis. 2014 Mar;8(3):256-7 Marcus Harbord & Suzanne Pomfret, Nausea and vomiting, Medicine 2013; 41:87-91 Siew C. Ng, Susannah Woodrow, Nisha Patel, Javaid Subhani, Marcus Harbord The Role of Genetic and Environmental Factors In British Twins with Inflammatory Bowel DiseaseInflammatory Bowel Disease, 2012 Apr; 18(4):725-36


Media coverage

Our health professionals regularly contribute to hospital publications, as well as national newspaper articles and television coverage.