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Dr Andrew Sawczenko BM MRCP MRCPCH

I am London born and educated, and am a Consultant Paediatrician with a passion for caring for children. I have over 30 years of practice as a children’s doctor and am one of the few specialists who are dually accredited in both General Paediatrics and Paediatric Gastroenterology.

I trained at leading hospitals including Great Ormond Street and Barts Hospitals, as well as Bristol and Birmingham Children's Hospitals, with the finest practitioners in the UK. I gained membership of both the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, and have published world class research in leading medical journals.

Consultant Paediatrician (Private)

Private patients are seen at the Portland and Cromwell Hospitalsand at London Medical.

Consultant Paediatrician (NHS)

I consult two days a week at the Homerton Hospital where I look after children with a wide range of problems including critically ill emergency cases admitted through a busy accident and emergency department. I also practice two days a week at Moorfields Eye Hospital which is Europe's largest specialist paediatric eye hospital. Here, I help to care for children with complicated opthalmological disorders.

Honorary Senior Lecturer (University College London)

I have presented at many national and international symposia. I have contributed to both national and international research and am an author of various guidelines.

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Chapters & Letters


  • Sawczenko A, Idestrom M, Ballinger AB, Croft NM, Sanderson IR (2005) The -174 G/C Interleukin-6 polymorphism determines growth failure in pediatric onset Crohn's disease. Gut;54 (supp 11);A97
  • Sawczenko A, Croft NM, Sanderson IR (2004). Final adult height of childhood Crohn's disease: mean height deficit is 3-4 cm, but 25% do not reach their genetically determined height range. J Ped Gastro Nutr 39:S314-S315
  • Sawczenko A, Ballinger AB, Savage MO, Croft NM, Sanderson; (2003) Delay in diagnosis and jejunal involvement predispose to growth failure in Crohns disease Arch Dis Child 2003: 88 (Supl 1) A8
  • Sawczenko A, Sandhu BK, Logan RFA. (2002) Relationship between presenting symptoms, site of disease activity, and height/weight Z Score at diagnosis of Crohns disease in children aged < 16 years Gut 2002; 50 Suppl 2
  • Card TR, Sawczenko A, Sandhu BK, Logan RFA. (2002) No seasonality in month of birth of inflammatory bowel disease cases: a prospective population based study of British under 20 year olds  Gut 2002; 50 Suppl 2 A17
  • Sawczenko A, Sandhu BK, Logan R, Jenkins H, Taylor C, Mian, S, Lynn R. (2000) Prospective national data on inflammatory bowel disease in children aged less than five years Arch Dis Child 2001 ; 84 (Suppl 1): A21 and  J Ped Gastro Nutr 32: 3, 372
  • Sawczenko A, Logan R, Jenkins H, Sandhu BK. (2000)Results of the first prospective survey of the incidence,  presentation and management of inflammatory bowel disease in the United  Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. J Ped Gastro Nutr 31: Supl 2, S273and ;Arch Dis Child 83, Suppl 1, A3 2000
  • Sawczenko A, Sandhu BK. (1999)Interim results of the British Paediatric Surveillance Unit's 1998/9 survey of the incidence of inflammatory bowel disease. J Ped Gastro Nutr 28:5,567
  • Nason G, Sapatinas T, Sawczenko A. (1998) Statistical modelling of time series using non-decimated wavelet representations
  • Young J, Polard K S, Blair P S, Fleming P J, Sawczenko A. (1998) Night-time behaviour and interactions between mothers and infants of low SIDS risk: a longitudinal study of room-sharing and bed-sharing. Ped Pulmonol  26(6): 447
  • Sandhu B K, Moultrie J, Dunham M, Dinning A, Vegoda H, Erangey L, Sawczenko A. (1997) Gray G, Silent Gastro-oesophageal reflux (GOR) may be a common cause of food refusal and failure to thrive. Arch Dis Child 80, Suppl 1, A62
  • Nason G, Sapatinas T, Sawczenko A. (1997) Statistical Modelling of Time Series Using Stationary Wavelet Representations
  • Young J, Sawczenko A, Fleming PJ. (1998) Observations of night-time behaviour between low SIDS risk infants and their mothers: a longitudinal comparison of room-sharing and bed-sharing Early Hum Dev  50(2):224
  • Sawczenko A, Fleming PJ. (1997) Night-time behaviour between low SIDS risk infants and their mothers : a longitudinal study of room sharing and bed sharing. J. Young,. Ped Pulmonol 22(6):429
  • Pollard KS , Leach CEA., Blair P S, Sawczenko A, Young J, Fleming PJ. (1997) Does failure to use a soother increase the risk of SIDS ? Epidemiological and Physiological studies. Ped Pulmonol  24(6): 451.
  • Sawczenko A, Fleming P J and Young J. (1996)  Variation of night-time infant body temperature associated with diurnal rhythm and sleep state. Early Hum Dev ;49(3):207-8
  • Sawczenko A, Galland B, Young J, W Ring and Fleming P J. (1995) Interactive Behaviour and Physiology: A longitudinal comparison of room sharing and bed sharing ("co-sleeping"). Ped Pulmonol;20 (5):341

I consult or can be visited at the following locations:

The Portland Hospital for Women and Children Cromwell Hospital Harley Street Pasdiatric Group London Medical

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“Dr Sawczenko is by far the most professional understanding and trustworthy doctor I have seen.”

“Excellent diagnostician, really cares about a patient, very responsive with follow up questions.”

“Easily contactable, and has never dismissed any concerns we have for our sons. He is very honest, caring, and very patient.”

“He is very personable, he really listens to the problems we were facing. We can't rate him highly enough and would always recommend him.”

“I needed clarification after the appointment and felt at ease to email him and received a fast response.”

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