Dr Nikhil Thapar


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Specialises in

  • Paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology & nutrition

About me

I am a consultant paediatrician and specialist Paediatric Gastroenterologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Academic Lead for Gastroenterology at UCL Institute for Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital. I have a strong passion for Paediatrics and Gastroenterology with a mission to improve the care of children suffering gastrointestinal conditions based on excellent clinical care and effective translation of contemporary advances in Medicine and research. I am married with 3 beautiful, very lively children!

I run specialist NHS and private clinical services for children with gut motility (nerve and muscle) disorders, which include state-of-the-art diagnostics, in-patient and out-patient facilities. The service is also a designated UK national centre for the diagnosis and management of severe gut diseases including intestinal pseudo-obstruction and receives referrals internationally.

I chair the British (BSPGHAN) gut motility disorders working group and sit on committees governing clinical gastroenterology and research across Europe (ESPGHAN, UEG and MCRN). I enjoy education and am an executive director of the Academy of Paediatric Gastroenterology ( and lead teaching initiatives for patients, parents and medical specialists.

Areas of interest

Gastro-oesophageal reflux and vomiting;
Food Allergy (Gastrointestinal Allergy); Coeliac disease; Abdominal pain; Constipation; Diarrhoea; Problems in infancy such as colic, excessive crying and discomfort;General concerns about feeding, growth and development; Specialist Paediatric Gastroenterology including; Severe (intractable, slow-transit) constipation; Intestinal pseudo-obstruction; Dysphagia; gut motility disorders; procedures include endoscopy, oesophageal and intestinal manometry

Medical secretaries

  • Mihaela Messalska
  • Great Ormond Street Childrens Hospital International and Private Patients The Harris International Patient Centre, The Octav Botnar Wing Great Ormond Street London WC1N 3JH
  • 020 7762 6084
  • 07736 166016
  • 020 7762 6743
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