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Dr Katie Malbon is a consultant paediatrician and clinical director at Imperial College NHS Healthcare Trust. Having completed paediatric training in London, she moved to the USA in 2007 to undertake a fellowship in adolescent medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. During that time, she established an innovative text messaging service “Text in the City” for young people attending an adolescent health centre.

She also used this platform to design and run a randomised controlled trial into birth control adherence, for which she was the principal investigator. While in New York she trained and practiced as a forensic medical examiner for cases of sexual assault. Following her fellowship, she worked as an Attending Consultant in adolescent medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital.

In 2013 she took a position at Tribeca Paediatrics where she developed and led a specialist adolescent service and served as president of the New York chapter of the society for adolescent health and medicine. Katie moved back to London in 2015 to take up her current post where she has established new services for paediatric rheumatology, gynaecology, and adolescent medicine. She has been named doctor for safeguarding and is currently lead for adolescents and paediatric mental health.

She was safeguarding trustee to the Girls Day School Trust during the pandemic and currently advises on a health and well-being App for Young People – Luna. She is clinical coordinator for child studies for the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD).



General Paediatrics, CYP Mental Health, Adolescent medicine, Gynaecology, Rheumatology, Safeguarding

Research & publications

NCEPOD report. The Inbetweeners: A review of the barriers and facilitators in the process of the transition of children and young people with complex chronic transition of children and young people with complex chronic health conditions into adult health services health conditions into adult health services. July 2023. K Malbon, A Michalski, A Tavare.

Gubbin J, Malbon K. Fifteen-minute consultation: The overweight teenage girl with acne. Arch Dis Child Educ Pract Ed. 2021 Aug;106(4):194-199. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2019-316846. Epub 2020 Aug 31. PMID: 32868287.

Gubbin J, Malbon K Fifteen-minute consultation: History and examination in adolescent gynaecologyArchives of Disease in Childhood - Education and Practice 2019;104:183-188.

Menstrual and reproductive health in adolescents with neurodisability: a model for integrated care
November 2016European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology 206:e47
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2016.07.143

J Francis, K Malbon, D Braun-Courville, LO Lourdes, JS Santelli Ambivalence About Pregnancy and Its Association with Symptoms of Depression in Adolescent Females Initiating Contraception. Journal of Adolescent Health Jan 2015;56(1) 44-51.

J Francis, L Presser, K Malbon, D Braun-Courville, L Linares. An exploratory analysis of contraceptive method choice and symptoms of depression in adolescent females initiating prescription contraception. Contraception 91 2015 336-343.

K Malbon, DM Romo Is it ok 2 txt? Reaching out to adolescents about sexual and reproductive health. Postgrad Med J 2013;89:534-539.

PM Castano, MS Stockwell, KM Malbon Using Digital Technologies to Improve Treatment Adherence. Clin Obstet Gynaecol 2013 Sep;56(3):434-45.

K Malbon ‘Text in the City’: Implementation of a Text messaging Program to Educate and Inform. Journal of Communications in HealthCare. May 26th 2012. Vol 5, No 2: 98-101.