Diana Flynn

Consultant Paediatric Gastronterologist

MBBCh (Cardiff); MRCPCH (London), PhD (Birmingham)

Year qualified:1991

Specialty

Personal profile

Dr Diana Flynn is a consultant paediatrician in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow. She is also Honorary Senior Lecturer at Glasgow University Medical School. She has completed training in general paediatrics and undertaken full specialist training in paediatric gastroenterology, including liver disease and nutrition.

Dr Flynn trained at the Children’s Hospital in Birmingham, in the Gastroenterology department and on the Children’s Liver Unit, which also provided the only Intestinal Transplant service for children in the UK at the time. During that period she received a research grant the Wellcome Trust to research into the causes of biliary atresia, obtaining a PhD in 2002.

Dr Flynn is active in teaching gastroenterology, and has contributed to text books and has co-authored a Paediatric Gastroenterology Textbook for trainees.

Dr Flynn’s sub-specialist interest is in nutrition and she runs clinics for children on home parenteral nutrition and complex enteral nutrition at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow and recently established an eosinophilic oesophagitis clinic.

Dr Flynn currently chairs the Nutrition section of the Scottish Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition and sits on the Nutrition Committee of the British Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition and has also previously been an active member of the Nutrition Committee for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Professional Memberships

  • Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
  • British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition
  • European Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition
  • Scottish Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition
  • European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
  • British Association of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
  • British Medical Association

Clinical Interests

  • Investigation and management of vomiting, abdominal pain and diarrhoea
  • Investigation of common liver and pancreatic problems
  • Nutritional problems, feeding problems and swallowing difficulties
  • Food allergy affecting the digestive system including Eosinophilic Oesophagitis
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux
  • Functional gastroenterological disorders including constipation and irritable bowel syndrome
  • Diagnostic upper gastrointestinal endoscopy
  • Diagnosis of Coeliac disease and Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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