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Dr Richard Keld

Dr Richard Keld
Consultant Gastroenterologist

Qualifications: MB, ChB, MD, MRCP (UK)


Speciality Areas:

All areas of gastroenterology:

  • Cancer Diagnostics and Therapy
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangio-Pancreatography (ERCP)
  • Therapeutic Endoscopy
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS)
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Coeliac Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Gastroparesis
  • Reflux disorders
Contact Details:

Telephone: 01942 778604

Clinic Access Times:

Thomas Linacre Centre, Monday 13:00 - 17:00
Thomas Linacre Centre, Tuesday 13:00 - 17:00
Leigh Infirmary, Thursday 13:00 - 17:00


Dr Keld graduated from the University of Manchester in 1999. He worked as a junior doctor in Wigan, North Manchester and Salford in the specialities of Hepatobiliary surgery, Orthopaedics, Gastroenterology, Cardiology, Diabetes, Nephrology and Intensive Care before entering the North Western Deanery Gastroenterology training program 2003 - 2011.

During this period he has worked at seven North West and Manchester University Hospitals, having acquired comprehensive experience dealing with all aspects of General Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

He was awarded a postgraduate degree in the Department of Medicine and Faculty of Life Sciences at the University of Manchester for his work investigating the molecular biology and genetics of Oesophageal and Gastric Cancer 2007 - 2009. This research has led to 12 publications in medical journals and presentations at regional, national and international conferences.

In addition, he has published work on Coeliac Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Gastroparesis, Endoscopic Ultrasound and Diabetes. This has enhanced his clinical competence and expertise in the speciality. Dr Keld continues to be involved in clinical research in his current role and he is a peer reviewer for international medical journals.

Dr Keld is skilled in dealing in all aspects of Gastroenterology, and has developed particular skills in therapeutic Endoscopy (bleeding therapy, feeding tube placement, dilatation and stenting) including ERCP and Endoscopic Ultrasound. Additional interests include Cancer diagnostics and therapy, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Coeliac Disease.  He teaches at a national level, physician membership examinations and Colonoscopy training. Dr Keld is heavily involved in clinical audit and strives to improve patient services and experience.