Professor Nadim Haboubi

Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist


MD FRCP (London and Edinburgh) BAPEN ESPEN

Year of first medical qualification: 1974

Professional profile

Dr Nadim Haboubi is a doctor with a special interest in gastroenterology and clinical nutrition and has vast experience in managing obesity. He also has a keen interest in lifestyle modification, behavioural changes and exercise training.

With wide experience in research, he has written over 60 publications and has conducted several national and international presentations on several subjects, including obesity and weight management. He is a fluent bilingual speaker of English and Arabic.

Dr Haboubi is a Professor of Clinical Nutrition and Obesity University of South Wales and a PACES Examiner for the Royal College of Physicians.

He is an Advisor to the Welsh Government on the Obesity Pathway and an Honorary Professor of Medicine, Basra Medical School, Iraq.

Consultant Physician at St Joseph's Hospital, where he sees his private patients.

Founder member of the British Association of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition – Medical.

Expert reviewer on NICE Guidelines on Prevention and Management of Obesity 2006.

He has a Special Interest in Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Coeliac Disease.

Several national and international presentations and Chairmanship of symposia.

Over 60 publications and 2 chapters:
MD thesis entitled ‘Small Bowel Bacterial Overgrowth’, achieved 1989, University of Birmingham
Reviewer to the Journals of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Age and Ageing and the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (Gastroenterology related articles).

He run the only NHS Multi-disciplinary Specialist Weight Management Clinic (Level 3) in Wales established 2001 to date.

He led a British Multi-disciplinary Bariatric Team to establish a Bariatric Centre, Baghdad Medical School, Iraq 2012. (Level 3 and Level 4).

  • Chairman of the National Obesity Forum Wales
  • Chairman of the Special Interest Group in Gastroenterology and Nutrition/British Geriatric Society
  • Founder member of the British Association of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition – Medical
  • Member of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
  • National and International Fellow of Specialist Certification of Obesity Professional Education (SCOPE) 2013
  • Member of Association of Physicians for the Study of Obesity (APSO UK)
  • Current member of the Working Group of the Royal College of Physicians London – (Action on Obesity).
  • Chairman of the Bariatric Physician’s Group – Wales.

Professor Nadim Haboubi is married with two children.

Professor of nutrition and obesity 

Gastroenterology; Coeliac disease (celiac disease/gluten-sensitive enteropathy); Obesity; Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); Gastro-intestinal disease.

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