Dr. Christos Tzivinikos

Paediatric Gastroenterologist

Dr. Christos Tzivinikos

Paediatric Gastroenterologist


Dr. Christos Tzivinikos is a Consultant Paediatric Gastoenterologist. He completed his entire general and subspeciality paediatric training in the UK in renowned tertiary hospitals in London (King’s College, St. Georges’, Royal London). He completed a MSc with merit in Paediatric Gastroenterology at Queen Mary University London and Institute of Child Health at Great Ormond Street Hospital. He is an elected Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in the UK. Prior to joining Al Jalila Children’s, Dr. Christos was the Chief of Paediatric Gastroenterology Division at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, one of the largest paediatric hospitals in Europe.

He cares for paediatric and adolescent patients for all aspects of paediatric gastroenterology diseases and has a special interest in Inflammatory Bowel (IBD) and eosinophilic GI diseases (EGID) and also performs a wide range of endoscopic procedures including placement endoscopic percutaneous gastrostomies from infants to adolescents. Dr. Christos has vast experience in running comprehensive multi-disciplinary feeding clinics for children with neurodisability and congenital heart disease and other chronic diseases. He is an elected member of the ESPGHAN Gastroenterology Committee 2018-2024 as well as an active member of the ESPGHAN IBD, Eosinophilic GI diseases and Endoscopy Working Groups participating in the development of new and up-to-date guidance for the management of GI disease in children.

Professional Background

Medical School

2011 - 2012
Msc in Gastroenterology (Paediatric ) with merit, Queen Mary University, London
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece


General Pediatrics, Neonatology, Developmental Pediatrics
Hellenic Navy ( Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology )


UK CCT in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Greek

Achievements Career Highlights

  • ex- Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology Division , Alder Hey Children’s Hospital
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health
  • Elected ESPGHAN GI Committee member ( 2018-2024)
  • MSc in Pediatric Gastroenterology , Queen Mary University London
  • ESPGHAN IBD Advanced course founder–internationally recognized expert in PIBD
  • Extensive experience on PEG service and multidisciplinary feeding clinics
  • International co-author in EPSGHAN/joint NAPSGHAN guidelines
  • International ESPGHAN Faculty in Pediatric Endoscopy courses
  • Head of the Paediatric Gastroenterology Department at AJCH
  • The European Board of Paediatrics examination ( May 2021)
  • ESPGHAN Public Affairs Committee member ( 2021-2024)
  • Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor at MBRU

Research & Publications

  1. Dr. Christos Tzivinikos - Research & Publications


  2. Diagnosis, Management, and Prevention of Button Battery Ingestion in Childhood: A European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition Position Paper


  3. Evaluation of a European-wide survey on paediatric endoscopy training


  4. Malignancy and mortality in paediatric-onset inflammatory bowel disease: a 3-year prospective, multinational study from the paediatric IBD Porto group of ESPGHAN.


  5. Developing a core outcome set for fistulising perianal Crohn's disease.


  6. Validity Evidence for Direct Observation of Procedural Skills in Paediatric Gastroscopy.


  7. Long-term outcomes of paediatric patients admitted for Acute Severe Colitis - a multicentre study from the paediatric IBD porto group of ESPGHAN


  8. Genital granulomatosis in male and female patients with Crohn`s disease: clinical presentation and treatment outcomes.


  9. 756 Management of Jaundiced Term Babies -A Comparative Review of Two Epochs


  10. Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome In Down Syndrome. An Assessment Of Prevalence And Symptom Frequency In An Outpatient Down Syndrome Population


Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital

Al Jaddaf - Dubai United Arab Emirates

800 AJCH (8002524)
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