Dr Mark Furman, Paediatric Gastroenterologist

Dr Mark Furman MBChB DCH MRCP FRCPCH

Paediatric Gastroenterologist

MBChB DCH MRCP FRCPCH
HCA-Healthcare-UK

Areas of expertise

  • General gastroenterology
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Gastroscopy (OGD)
  • Colonoscopy
  • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
  • Paediatric gastroenterology
HCA-Healthcare-UK

Recommendations for Dr Furman

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Recommended by:

  • byDr Rasha Gadelrab, GP

    A very reputable paediatric gastroenterologist. highly regarded by patients.

  • byDr Rimi Mukherjee, GP

    Recommended Paediatric Gastroenterologist

  • byDr Adam Fox, Consultant Paediatric Allergist

    Excellent Paediatric Gastroenterologist

  • by Dr Ian Pollock, Paediatrician

    I have worked with Dr Furman for many years and can thoroughly recommend him for a sensible opinion for paediatric gastroenterology. He communicate his assessments very effectively with families and health professionals.

  • by Dr Justine Kluk, Dermatologist

    Approachable and caring.

  • byDr Rasha Gadelrab, GP

    A very reputable paediatric gastroenterologist. highly regarded by patients.

  • byDr Rimi Mukherjee, GP

    Recommended Paediatric Gastroenterologist

  • byDr Adam Fox, Consultant Paediatric Allergist

    Excellent Paediatric Gastroenterologist

  • by Dr Ian Pollock, Paediatrician

    I have worked with Dr Furman for many years and can thoroughly recommend him for a sensible opinion for paediatric gastroenterology. He communicate his assessments very effectively with families and health professionals.

  • by Dr Justine Kluk, Dermatologist

    Approachable and caring.

  • Address

    • Telephone or video consultation

      Available for patients, please call to arrange, NW11 9PY

    • Wellington Diagnostic Centre, Golders Green, North London

      Roman House, 296 Golders Green Road, London, NW11 9PY

    • The Portland Hospital for Women and Children, Central London

      205 - 209 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PN

    • Centre for Paediatric Gastroenterology, Royal Free Hospital

      Pond Street, Hampstead, NW3 2QG

    • Elstree Waterfront Diagnostic Centre

      The Waterfront Business Park, Beaufort House, Elstree Road, Elstree, WD6 3BS

  • Centre for Paediatric Gastroenterology (Clinical Lead)

    Royal Free Hospital, Pond St, London, NW3 2QG

  • Barnet Hospital

    Wellhouse Ln, Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN5 3DJ

  • About Dr Mark Furman

    GMC number: 4041429

    Year qualified: 1991

    Place of primary qualification: University of Cape Town

    Dr Mark Furman is a Paediatric Gastroenterology Consultant, working as the clinical lead at the centre for paediatric gastroenterology at Royal Free, which is his NHS base since 2008. His main areas of interest are inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis), coeliac disease, food allergy and eosinophilic oesophagitis. He also runs the IBD adolescent transition clinic at the Royal Free. He is currently working with NHS England to develop clinical pathways for paediatric gastroenterology in London.

    Dr Furman qualified at the University of Cape Town in 1991. He moved to the UK in 1994 where he went on to specialise in paediatrics and paediatric gastroenterology in a sought-after national training programme through the main London paediatric gastroenterology centres, including Great Ormond Street Hospital, Barts and The London Hospital, King's College Hospital and The Royal Free Hospital. He researches and lectures on IBD at many international conferences and sits on several specialist committees in UK and in Europe.

    Areas of expertise

    • General gastroenterology
    • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
    • Coeliac disease and constipation
    • Coeliac disease and Crohn's disease
    • Colonoscopy
    • Flexible sigmoidoscopy
    • Abdominal pain
    • Gastroscopy (OGD)
    • Gastro-oesophageal reflux
    • Paediatric endoscopy and colonoscopy
    • Paediatric gastroenterology
    • Ulcerative colitis
    • Food allergy and intolerance
    • Feeding problems
    • Impedance studies
    • Breath tests
    • pH studies
    • Video capsule endoscopy

    Frequently asked questions

  • What are the common symptoms that your patients tend to present with?

    Few commonest symptoms for which patients come to see me are abdominal pain, diarrhoea, constipation, blood in stool, reflux, nausea, regurgitation, difficult feeding and food reactions.

  • What are the treatments that you're able to offer your patients?

    Assessment and diagnosis of a problem and implement appropriate treatment. Sometimes investigations are necessary and may include bloods tests, ultrasound, stool tests, x-ray, endoscopy, pH / impedance, breath tests and skin prick tests.

  • What are your areas of sub-specialist interest?

    My subspecialist interests include coeliac disease, gastro-oesophageal reflux, eosinophilic oesophagitis, IBD, constipation, food allergy, IBS and paediatric endoscopy.

  • Professional memberships

    British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
    European Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
    European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation

    Articles by Dr Mark Furman

    Paneth cell metaplasia in newly diagnosed inflammatory bowel disease in children

    Standard versus rapid food reintroduction after exclusive enteral nutritional therapy in paediatric Crohn's disease

    Joint BSPGHAN and Coeliac UK guidelines for the diagnosis and management of coeliac disease in children

    Oesophagitis Dissecans in a Child With Vomiting

    G6PC3 mutations are associated with a major defect of glycosylation: a novel mechanism for neutrophil dysfunction.

    Recurrence of eosinophilic oesophagitis with subcutaneous grass pollen immunotherapy

    Pediatric Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Results of the European Retrospective Pediatric Eosinophilic Esophagitis Registry (RetroPEER)

    Real-life Anti-tumor Necrosis Factor Experience in More Than 500 Patients: High Co-immunosuppression Rates But Low Rates of Quantifying Treatment Response

    Real-Life Anti-Tumour Necrosis Factor Experience in > 500 Paediatric United Kingdom Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients

    Omeprazole for gastroesophageal reflux disease in the first 2 years of life: a dose-finding study with dual-channel pH monitoring

    Enterotoxin-producing staphylococci cause intestinal inflammation by a combination of direct epithelial cytopathy and superantigen-mediated T-cell activation

    There is good agreement between MR enterography and bowel ultrasound with regards to disease location and activity in paediatric inflammatory bowel disease

    Improved Medical Treatment and Surgical Surveillance of Children and Adolescents with Ulcerative Colitis in the United Kingdom

    Wireless capsule endoscopy in children: a study to assess diagnostic yield in small bowel disease in paediatric patients

    Management of Crohn's disease

    Management of fulminating ulcerative colitis in childhood with chimeric anti-CD25 antibody

    Profound vitamin D deficiency in four siblings with Imerslund-Grasbeck syndrome with homozygous CUBN mutation

    Subjective stability perception is related to postural anxiety in older subjects

    The Development of Practice Guidelines for a Palliative Care Multidisciplinary Case Conference

    The increasing prevalence of inflammatory bowel diseases among Jewish adolescents and the sociodemographic factors associated with diagnosis

    VIROME: a standard operating procedure for analysis of viral metagenome sequences

    Human immunodeficiency virus-associated plasmablastic lymphoma: poor prognosis in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy

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