Peter Gillet


Peter is a Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh Scotland. His training was in Newcastle and Edinburgh and the Children’s Hospital in Vancouver and took up his current post in 2001. His interests are coeliac disease, upper GI and small bowel disorders, endoscopy and constipation and its improved management, informatics, education and engagement with colleagues and families to make holistic management more consistent and responsive.

He established the SE Scotland regional paediatric coeliac service in 2001 and has been an Advisor to Coeliac UK for over 10 years and sits on their Health Advisory Council. He was a member of the Scottish Government Group developing the Gluten-Free Food Service and was a member of the NICE Coeliac Disease NG20 group, currently chairs the BSPGHAN Coeliac working group and co-leads the Scottish Government new coeliac strategy which aims to provide optimal diagnostics and ongoing management for patients with CdLS.


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He has an interest in GI problems in neurodevelopmental disorders and is a specialist advisor to Cornelia de Lange UK and Ireland and the CdLS World Federation and is the UK Medical Director. He was a member of the international guideline group and helped develop the guidelines for management of medical and surgical issues in CdLS published in 2018. His goal is to help improve other health care professional’s awareness of CdLS specific issues and generic GI problems in neurodisability.

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