Christian Barnick is a consultant in obstetrics and gynaecology. He remains dedicated to delivering the best care across the full spectrum of women's health. He works both in the National Health Service, at the Homerton University Hospital, as a private consultant at Great Portland Street Hospital and in the Nuada Medical Group. Owing to his philosophy on healthcare and medical responsibilities, he is highly motivated in putting patients first.
"My primary reason for becoming a doctor was to go into a career where I felt that I could make a difference, to me it is not a job, it is a vocation."
He qualified from Guys Hospital Medical School and went on to specialise in obstetrics and gynaecology. He worked as a specialist in the field at Kings College Hospital and the Old Greenwich District Hospital, alongside researching women's health at Kings in the world recognised urogynaecology department headed by Professor Cardozo. He was then invited to become a lecturer in obstetrics and gynaecology at London University. He is widely published in the area of urogynaecology and pelvic floor dysfunction in textbooks, and has also presented his work internationally.
He is very patient-focused and his research interests reflect the needs of the patient, based on testing bladder function and the effect of medicines and treatments on bladder dysfunction. He is also a clinical lead expert for urogynaecology and pelvic floor dysfunction.
An important factor to him in treating patients is allowing women to make their own personalised choices in maternal decisions, whether that be natural childbirth or exploring the appropriate options of elective caesarean section or other methods.
He also enjoys bringing babies into the world: "I see it as a real privilege to look after pregnant women and to ensure that they feel confident, safe and informed throughout their pregnancy."
Having practiced gynaecology for 25 years he has extensive patient and clinical experience, but also been a major contributor for advances in the field. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists awarded him a Sub-Specialist Accreditation for his Minimally Invasive Surgical expertise, which is designed to make the recovery from surgery much quicker and less invasive for the patient.
He is extremely family-oriented, which is demonstrated both in his home and work, and his eldest child has just started medical school.
MB BS 1984 University of London
Obstetrics and gynaecology From 13 May 1996