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Dr Olga Kapellou
MD, FRCPCH, DCH
Paediatrics
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About

Dr Olga Kapellou is a Consultant Paediatrician and Neonatologist. She specialised in a number of major London teaching hospitals including Great Ormond Street, Hammersmith, St Mary's Paddington, Queen Charlotte’s, Chelsea & Westminster and University College London. She holds a Doctor of Medicine postgraduate degree from Imperial College. Her publications on effects of prematurity on brain growth and development have been cited extensively. She is an expert on preterm and term neonatal brain injury and follow-up of babies after complicated pregnancies and deliveries. She uses Griffiths Neurodevelopmental Scales to track infant development in outpatients’ clinics. She is a Neonatal Life Support instructor and Unicef trained breast feeding specialist. Her NHS base is the Homerton Hospital. She was appointed as NHS Consultant at the Homerton Hospital in 2009. She joined the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth in 2010 and the Portland Hospital for Women and Children in 2012. Dr Olga Kapellou does General Paediatrics and baby follow up clinics.
Expertise: General Paediatrics, baby follow-up clinics and neurodevelopmental assessments using Griffiths Scales for children up to 5 years of age.

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Medical Procedures

Vaccinations

Use of Griffiths Mental Development Scales to track development in children up to 5 years of age

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Special Interests

Gastroesophageal reflux and colics in infants

Baby follow up after complicated pregnancies and deliveries

Education

Athens University Medical School (1995)

Member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (MRCPCH) , Diploma in Child Health (DCH) (2000)

Greek Board Paediatric accreditation (2002)

Greek Board Neonatal Medicine accreditation (2005)

Certificate of completion of training UK (CCT) Paediatrics/Neonatal Medicine (2009)

Doctor of Medicine (MD thesis, Effects of prematurity on brain growth and development) University of London, Imperial College London (2010)

Neonatology accreditation, Athens University (2005),

Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, FRCPCH (2010)

Reviews

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

18-06-2019
Our experience with Dr Kapellou has been outstanding. After months of regular fevers and seeing another regarded pediatrician without any success or diagnosis, Dr Kapellou took the time to review my sons results and was thoughtful about the approach to take. She has continued to take special and considerate care ever since. Cannnot recommend her highly enough

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

06-06-2019
Dr Olga is simply amazing! I met her the first time with my month old girl who was crying a lot, I was recommended by a friend, I had been to GP, to the hospital, met other paediatricians but no one could find what she did, so she saw my girl and after observing her for a month asked me to stop the dairy in my diet completely as I was feeding her and after doing this, within 2-3 days my daughter was a happy baby, she was normal, she was able to sleep. For everything I have been to Dr Olga and my kids have gotten better with a couple of days after her dosage, she would also advice what to give for food when my girl would stop eating, she would give suggestions, she's a mother herself and is an amazing person at heart, which makes her the best paediatrician I've ever met. We have moved out of London but I still go back to her for anything, I have so much confidence in here, she's been a great support to our family. Having such a learned and knowledgeable Paediatrician is a blessing. She never ignores any issues, she would listen patiently and act if needed. Thank you so much for being there for us.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

18-05-2019
As a father I am very protective of my daughter and could not recommend Olga more highly. She has looked after my 6 year old since birth and her care has been nothing short of exceptional. She is very experienced. My daughter is exceptionally scared of having blood taken. Olga has personally been in the room with the phlebotomist every time blood needed to be drawn. She has always been a great source of help, expertise and support. She takes her time to see her little patients and will never brush anyone or anyone's concerns off. She is easily accessible and always attends to emergencies promptly. She loves children and has a unique way making them feel comfortable and relaxed during examination. She is an exceptional paediatrician.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

17-05-2019
Dr Kapellou has been our paediatrician since the birth of my daughter 5 and a half years ago. She is a superb and very caring paediatrician. Her bedside manner with both children and parents is excellent and she is extremely calm even in the most difficult of situations. She has always been spot on with her diagnoses even those we’re given over the phone. She is very easily accessible and she is always available to listen to the parent’s concerns. She will always ensure that you are seen almost always within the day. Her professionalism, expertise and level of care are truly unparalleled. I cannot recommend her strongly enough. We trust her implicitly with our daughter. She is a true gem.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

17-05-2019
Dr Kapelou is our paediatrician since our first daughter‘s arrival!She is fantastic with kids,very thorough, knowledgeable and caring doctor!I feel very lucky that she is our doctor and I would totally recommend her to every parent!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

15-05-2019
Excellent communication skills, professional and sympathetic. Effective interaction with both the child, the parents and grandmother. An observant, persistent, intelligent and resourceful paediatrician that saved our daughters life by reacting quickly and providing the correct treatment. A truly remarkable doctor and professional that we respect and trust.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

14-05-2019
We attended an appointment with Dr Kapellou yesterday morning. The appointment was scheduled at 11:15 but we were able to see Olga only at 12:00. I have specifically requested a morning appointment in order to avoid any crash with my toddlers routine (i.e. lunch, napping time) and I have reflected on this to her secretary while exchanging emails for booking the appointment. However it seems there was another appointment at 11:00 and Dr Kapellou arrived at the clinic at 11:20. Even though I understand people may run late I have zero tolerance to people booking two appointments in a quarter time interval. It shows disrespect and it is unacceptable when this concerns babies/toddlers

Dr Olga Kapellou

I am very sorry that your appointment did not go ahead at the time scheduled and that this was then problematic for your usual routine. I do endeavour to be as punctual as possible, as a mother myself I am fully understanding of the difficulties of juggling life with young children and I try to be as respectful of that as possible. I am personally looking into our booking system to ensure that this will never happen again, as myself and my secretary aim to always ensure that our patients have the best experience possible. I am sorry that this did not happen on this occasion, it would be my pleasure to offer you our contact details so as I can offer my sincere apologies. Please do feel free to call me on 07903981585.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

07-05-2019
Very sensitive and efficient. Felt I received a thorough service

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

03-05-2019
Fantastic doctor. Very professional and caring.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

22-04-2019
Dr. Kapellou has a very solid medical foundation, a good bedside manner and is always prompt to answer the phone. She has been really helpful with our little one this past year that we have known her.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

19-04-2019
Very knowledgeable and thorough. Soothing and empathetic bedside manner. Always quick to respond. Such a lovely person and a very talented doctor. The best.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

19-04-2019
Doctor Kapellou has been our trusted paediatrician since the very arrival of our first baby. Such a caring knowledgeable professional who is able to explain all the details in such a way that every parent understands and can relate. We cannot imagine our life without Dr Kapellou - we trust her opinion so much that although we moved abroad we still regularly check in with Dr Kapellou. A true doctor! One in a million!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

16-04-2019
I would like to recommend Dr Olga Kapellou as she is a very competent scientist and she helped our baby sun recover from a series of deseases.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

26-03-2019
Dr Kapellou has been great with both our kids (2.5 year old boy and 7 month old daughter) and we would highly recommend her. Dr Kapellou is very thorough, calm and caring, whilst being knowledgeable and professional. She has followed up promptly with results and was very efficient in checking our kids' progress. It is also worth noting that it is very easy to get appointments with Dr Kapellou

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

25-03-2019
Dr Kapellou has gone above and beyond to ensure that our newborn daughter is healthy following a rather scary first week in the hospital. Olga is extremely warm and thoughtful, always working us in at short notice and taking calls to answer our many questions and concerns about test results, etc. She also has quite a holistic approach compared with other paediatritions we met during our hospital stay. She suggested probiotics, a goat's milk formula and modifications to my diet to address reflux in a mixed feed schedule and was one of the few medical professionals I saw who put me at ease about my struggle with breastfeeding. Olga has a very friendly, nonjudgmental, no nonsense approach that makes her a pleasure for children and parents alike.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

21-03-2019
Olga has been our paediatrician since birth and has been amazing every time. Very caring, thorough, constantly communicating with us about every step, always very considerate when it comes to decisions and a valuable advisor on anything developmental. A great partner in raising a healthy and strong kid. Definitely recommend.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

19-03-2019
I highly recommend Dr Olga Kapellou for her professional and warm approach towards her patients. Dr Kapellou is a very experience Paidiatrisian and made my son feel in easy immediately.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

19-03-2019
Dr Olga Kapellou has seen my 12 years old son 4 times since January 2019 always with a warm and professional approach. I highly recommend Dr Kapellou as she is very experienced Paidiatrisian and very human and warm towards her patience.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

12-09-2018
Dr Kapellou is our 8 month old paediatrician. We are parents of 4 children and needed a specialist for our baby boy as he was born with a congenital brain condition that may affect many aspects of the child development such as neurological and motor development, eye impairment, organs such as heart and kidneys, hormonal imbalance etc, She has coordinated our baby's care in an excellent manner through first a general assessment and giving priority to the most important issues first and at the same time ensuring that everything is covered. Additionally after our boy's surgery in early June, he developed an infection. Despite several visits to NHS A&E, we were sent home every time. I decided to contact Dr Kapellou as he kept having a 42 degree fever for several days. We trust her and she advised to visit her. She immediately realised he was seriously ill and performed several tests. When the results arrived indicating probable sepsis, we had already returned home. Dr Kapellou prepared a message with the results of the tests for the doctors at A&E. She also supported me on the phone to assist with A&E doctors. She went above and beyond her duties to ensure our little boy was treated correctly and we can say she saved his life (as doctors in A&E were reluctant to believe test results despite kidneys issues and recent surgery and did not want to admit him) Dr Kapellou continues seeing our boy and coordinating his care. She has extensive experience and shows a deep knowledge and love for her profession as well as genuine interest for the children under her care.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

04-03-2018
Dr Olga is very professional and experienced ... I was very pleased to find her and meet her . Will continue seeing her for both of my kids.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

01-03-2018
Our baby's height and weight was not increasing, we were really worried, we visited minor injuries unit and GP multiple times and they were all reassuring that there was nothing wrong with baby's development. We decided to visit Olga and she was Excellent, diagnosis was spot on, very friendly and compassionate doctor, recommended treatment works very well.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

28-02-2018
Dr Olga was very kind and professional. She’s an amazing doctor and answered all of my concerns.

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20-02-2018
Very caring and available when there is an emergency

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12-02-2018
excellent doctor!

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24-01-2018
Dr Kapellou is so kind, patient and reassuring. Thank you!

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20-12-2017
Warm, friendly, amazing. Perfect every time. So considerate, kind and professional. Thank you!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

29-11-2017
Dr Kapellou was exceptional. Truly kind to our baby daughter and truly considerate of all our concerns and questions. We felt very reassured and look forward to keeping our relationship with Dr Kapellou for many years to come.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

09-10-2017
Dr Kapellou has been our sons pediatrician since his birth (8 weeks prematurely) She has been excellent in tracking his progress and helping with all ailments from sticky eye, reflux, colds, diarrhea etc. I am very confident in her knowledge, approach and ability and recommend her highly. she is also always contactable which is invaluable!!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

25-09-2017
Dr Kapellou was great with the children, incredibly knowledgeable, and went out of her way to answer any questions we had following the visit, even outside of normal hours. We would highly recommend her.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

13-09-2017
My baby girl had poor weight gain and was referred to a paediatrician. I did my research and came across Dr Kapellou and I'm so glad that I found her. Her service is personable but professional and thorough. she was able to answer every question that I had with knowledge, confidence and reassurance. My baby is usually weary of adults but absolutely loves her! Dr Olga, thank you so much for your expertise and your amazing service

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

12-09-2017
Dr Kapellou saw my six year old. We were anxious parents and were immediately put at ease by her manner and friendliness. She directed loads of attention to my son and established his trust as well. The appointment didn't feel rushed, she seemed genuinely interested in our situation and her advice was spot on. I can't recommend her enough. We will continue to take our son to her for any future needs.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

21-07-2017
Dr. Kapellou is the most thorough doctor we have ever had and has been absolutely amazing with my 2 year old son when he was slightly nervous going into the doctor's office. She makes the whole experience more enjoyable and answers all my questions very clearly.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

10-07-2017
Amazing doctor with a personal approach and quick diagnosis. We went with our lo as he wasn't feeding as it should and we've been told is acid reflux. Dr. Olga prescribed ranitidine and by the end of the day our lo was feeding and not crying as much. Highly recommended

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

19-06-2017
I am so pleased I took my 11 month old baby to see Dr Kapellou. She was extremely thorough and attentive. Dr Kapellou has a fantastic manner and she really listens to you. For months I had been worried about my son's weight and lack of eating, Dr Kapellou's diagnosis was spot on and by following her advice he was a different baby within a day. I wish I had gone to see her sooner!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

07-04-2017
Olga was helpful and knowledgeable and gave us much better advice than our GP. She was also happy to answer subsequent questions by text message (which is what you'd hope for from a proper professional) and no push to come back for a follow up unless things didn't improve. Would definitely recommend her.

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07-04-2017
Dr Kapellou took the time to understand our situation, and based on her expertise she was able to give us a clear diagnosis and the treatment is going really well.

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06-03-2017
Professional, competent, reliable, committed and caring. Dr Kapellou stepped and helped our son with incrstigation, care and follow up.

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21-02-2017
She was absolutely brilliant. Very understanding and helpful with great knowledge and also the support is brilliant. Will definitely recommend her !

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

08-02-2017
Dr. Kapellou is an amazing pediatrician. I have seen her consistently for the past 2 years and have found her to be incredibly knowledgeable and compassionate. She always responds to me promptly and addresses my concerns quickly. When my daughter had a 104 degree fever and I was scheduled to go on vacation with my husband, I was ready to cancel the trip. Dr. Kapellou assured me she would get better and that my mother would have direct access to her if she did not improve. Her fevers resolved the night before my husband and I left on our 4 day trip, just as she reassured us they would. My husgand and I were able to enjoy our holiday knowing that Dr. Kapellou was available if needed. Our family is so lucky to have Dr. Kapellou as our pediatrician. I don't know what we'd do without her!

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

18-01-2017
We have always received the best care, attention and advice from Dr. Kapellou for our baby daughter. She is extremely professional and kind. She is always available, every time we needed to see her or seek guidance/advice with any concern or doubt. We would definately recommend Dr. Kapellou to other parents.

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16-01-2017
Dr Olga was just perfect. My daughter liked her a lot even though she gave her an injection! She took the time to go through things thoroughly with me and allayed my concerns.

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13-01-2017
Dr Olga Kapellou is an excellent professional, very knowledgeable, advised us on a very serious illness for our son and has ensured she followed him up to his full recovery. She is up-to-date with state of the art medical knowledge and very approachable with both children and parents. We would not hesitate to recommend Olga to anyone who would like first class paediatric care for their children. She has also expertise in neonatology and we are looking forward to having her as our doctor for our imminent new arrival in a few months for the regular neonatal checks. Dr Kapellou has been there for us at the end of her phone and answered any question we might had and eased our anxiety. We hope she can increase her time at the Shard clinic so South London can benefit from such a great paediatrician. A credit to her profession. Thank you.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

11-01-2017
Dr Kapellou has been my daughter's paediatrician for the past 8 years. She's exceptionally good with children, my daughter trusts her and always looks forward to seeing her. She's very professional, meticulous, patient and caring, always has time to discuss/explain to the child and/or the parents. She's always been spot on with her diagnosis and balances well risk versus treatment (i.e. doesn't over- or under- prescribe/treat). I would recommend her undoubtedly.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

17-11-2016
We saw Dr Kapellou after our 14 month old daughter developed very high temperature for 3 days, was in a very poorly state and our GP could not pinpoint the cause. She arranged to see us in the same afternoon of the day we requested an appointment, she called us to discuss any immediate concerns and gave us her mobile number to contact her should our daughter's condition deteriorate before our appointment. When we saw her, she immediately told us that her condition seemed somewhat serious and arranged for her to have a chest x-Ray. Despite our late afternoon appointment, she waited for the results and once she confirmed that is was a chest infection she arranged for us to be admitted to the Harley Street Clinic for treatment and we saw a tremendous improvement to her condition within 24 hours. Throughout our dealings with her, she never seemed rushed, she took time to explain the situation and she handled our little daughter in a very patient and considerate manner. We would unreservedly recommend Dr Kapellou to anyone with a medical concern regarding their children.

BY A VERIFIED PATIENT

02-11-2016
We needed a pediatrician to avoid having to run to A&E every single time our little boy is unwell so we registered with Dr Kapellou. The check up was very thorough and she made our little one feel completely at ease, there was no clock watching and she showed full interest in our previous experiences/issues giving precious advice on vaccination and allergy testing.

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19-06-2016
Dr Olga is a genuinely caring and compassionate doctor. I had two appointments with her when my daughter was first born and in between appointments, she was always on hand to answer my questions over the phone or on email (and was also very quick to respond). It really helped me as a first-time mother to feel that I had an expert on hand to support me with any questions or issues I had. She also followed up with me unprompted to check on how my daughter was doing. All round a lovely lady indeed!

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07-05-2016
We have been taking our son to Dr Olga Kapellou since he was born. She is always available and always responds to our email or call queries. Dr Kapellou is very flexible with accommodating appointment times. No other Dr is willing to make themselves that available and when your kid is not well and you don't want to wait to have them seen by a doctor. Dr Kapellou has always provided the best advice and answers, keeping our son off of medication when it wasn't necessary and fixing the problem with the first diagnosis. Her instincts are spot on and we have every confidence in her diagnosis. We feel fortunate to have found such a lovely paediatrician and we highly recommend Dr Kapellou to parents.

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15-03-2016
great service and personal approach , our kids love olga

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14-03-2016
Olga is an amazing doctor! She has been the peaditrician of our two children for 6 years now and we wouldn't go anywhere else. She is very knowledgeable and very very calm, which is such a lovely trait for a pead. Her advice has never failed us and we've always felt that our little ones are in great hands. I always recommend Olga to friends and family who have children. Its a shame that we don't live in London any more but we still do contact Olga and ask for her opinion as we trust her so much.

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16-02-2016
Olga has been the paediatrician of our premature MCDA twins since birth. Extremely knowledgeable, caring, good listener and understanding she makes you feel 100% confident that you're getting the best treatment and course of action possible. She's very thorough in her assessments and always explains the thinking behind her decisions. From simple vaccines up to complex development assessments, she is by far the best doctor our children could have had. We are all extremely grateful for the level of care and attention she has provided us all these years and for making us feel safe knowing that even when she's busy, she will find time to assess our kids in a very friendly and gentle way which is why they both love her as she genuinely and above all cares about the well-being of her little patients. In a nutshell, I can't recommend her highly enough and she's always the first name I mention when I hear someone is looking for a trustworthy and caring paediatrician or neonatologist.

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14-02-2016
Olga has been my daughter's paediatrician for a year. During this time, we have seen her for routine visits as well as some urgent, short notice calls to which she responded very promptly. Her communication skills are excellent and always manages to explain the steps to take in simple, efficient ways. Her advice is accurate and well thought and her approach to our little one always very gentle and patient.

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12-02-2016
I met Dr. Kapellou in a very tough period for my 6 y.o. son, as he developed a very severe allergic condition from unknown causes. I was very disappointed of all the other Dr we were visiting for more than 3 very painful and dramatic days, when we got the appointment with Dr. Kapellou. She was very thorough, very professional, offered complete explanations and tried hard to consider all implications and all potential triggers of my son's condition. Even if she was very busy, she was very patient with my son, who turned to be very difficult and non-cooperative when we had to take blood-tests. She was kind enough to get instantly involved an allergist Prof. Dr. to calibrate with him the recommended treatment and next steps. She brought the allergist Dr. on board to my son's condition very professionally and that was of a very big help for us, saving precious time for us, efforts and money. I warmly recommend Dr. Kapellou's services and I am grateful that I had the chance of meeting her.

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01-02-2016
I met dr Kapellou when I had my first son in 2013 and I have to say the quality of care and level of professionalism we received is way above standard.She is very thorough,detailed and personable with every visit,phone call or email and my children always feel safe and rested around her.I cannot recommend her highly enough!

Peer Recommendations

BY dr Nitha Naqvi

04-09-2018
Dr Kapellou is a very caring, clever, holistic doctor. She is dynamic and charismatic. Dr Kapellou is popular with patients and families and well respected by her peers. I am very happy to recommend her.
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