Dr Nadeem Afzal

Consultant Paediatrician & Gastroenterologist


Year qualified:1997


Personal profile

Dr Nadeem Ahmad Afzal was appointed Consultant in Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition in 2004 at Southampton University Hospital NHS Trust, UK. He leads the paediatric endoscopy services offering a range of diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopic procedures to babies and children in Hampshire.

Dr Afzal received specialist training in paediatric gastroenterology, nutrition, intestinal allergy and general paediatrics in Great Ormond Street, Barts and the London, Royal Free and Kings College Hospitals and served as research fellow at the University College of London, studying role of nutrition in paediatric inflammatory bowel diseases. Dr Afzal received his doctorate on the subject from Queen Mary, University of London. In 2010, he was appointed Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at School of Medicine, Southampton. Dr Afzal has an active research programme in the university and is nearing 30 Medline publications.

At the Hampshire clinic, Dr Afzal offers acute and long-term general paediatric care and is trained in Griffiths developmental scales from Kings college hospital. Dr Afzal is a sub-specialist in paediatric gastroenterology offering help to children with a wide range of gastrointestinal conditions including abdominal pains, reflux, vomiting, bloating, constipation, short and long-term diarrhea, gut allergy, rectal bleeding and inflammatory bowel disease. In addition he offers a paediatric endoscopy service at the Hampshire clinic using the latest High Defintion digital endoscopes. Based on his research and expertise he has also written on gut conditions in children with autism in Pediatrics published by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr Afzal serves on the national British paediatric inflammatory bowel disease and medicines for children working groups. He is Editor-in-Chief of the World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and is on the editorial board of the Word Journal of Gastrointestinal Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

Dr Afzal is deeply involved in charity work and assists Humanity First Medical (www.humanityfirstmedical.org) on a wide range of International projects in Africa and Asia.

Clinical Interests

  • Paediatric gastroenterology

  •  Gut allergy 

  • Nutrition

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