Dr. Andrew  Wakefield

Dr. Andrew Wakefield

Andrew Wakefield MB.BS. is an academic gastroenterologist. He received his medical degree from St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School, London,1981. He qualified as Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1985 and trained as a gastrointestinal surgeon with a particular interest in inflammatory bowel disease. He was awarded a Wellcome Trust Traveling Fellowship to study small-intestinal transplantation in Toronto. He was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists in the U.K. in 2001. Wakefield has published over 140 original scientific papers, reviews, and book chapters. In 1995, as an academic physician working in a London teaching hospital, he was contacted by the parent of an autistic child with stomach issues. He soon learned from several other parents with autistic behaviors, that their children’s regressive behavior immediately followed an MMR vaccine.He started investigating a possible role between gastrointestinal issues, the MMR vaccine, and neurological injured children