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Prof. Peter Whorwell

Professor of Medicine & Gastroenterology




Year qualified


Clinical interests

  • Functional gastrointestinal disorders including irritable bowel syndrome
  • Functional dyspepsia
  • Functional bloating
  • Biliary dyskinesia
  • Non cardiac chest pain
  • Dietary management of functional gastrointestinal disorders
  • Hypnotherapy for functional gastrointestinal disorders

Professional memberships

  • British Society of Gastroenterology
  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • Royal College of Physicians

Professional profile

Professor Whorwell graduated in biochemistry at the University of London and in medicine at Guy’s Hospital, London. After a series of residencies and fellowships, one of which was in the USA, he was appointed as Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist at the University Hospital of South Manchester in 1981 and was subsequently promoted to Professor of Medicine and Gastroenterology.

Over the years he has had a particular interest in the functional gastrointestinal disorders and now directs the South Manchester Functional Bowel Service. This unit undertakes research into the clinical, epidemiological and pathophysiological aspects of gastrointestinal disorders as well as caring for large numbers of these patients from all over the UK. It also undertakes a wide-ranging programme of research into new treatment options for these conditions including pharmacological, dietary and behavioural approaches. Professor Whorwell has published over 300 papers and chapters in his fields of interest and serves on a number of advisory panels and working parties.



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