Dr Shameer Mehta

Consultant Gastroenterologist and Honorary Associate Professor

MBBS BSc(Hons) MRCP AFHEA MD(Res)

Dr Shameer Mehta is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at University College London Hospital and Honorary Associate Professor at University College London.

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“Dr Mehta has steered me through my endoscopy and treatment for the bowel damage caused by radiotherapy with kindness and great skill.”

GMC Number: 6077083

Secretary: Katherine Johnson
Email: drmehtapa@gidoctors.co.uk

Telephone: 020 7952 2881

Surgery Locations:

London Digestive Centre
41 Welbeck St, Marylebone,
London W1G 8EA
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The Princess Grace Hospital
42-52 Nottingham Pl
Marylebone, London. W1U 5NY
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Dr Mehta is a highly skilled and experienced gastroenterologist working at UCLH, a large specialised London teaching hospital. He maintains a strong interest in research and education, both nationally and internationally. He is also a passionate advocate for shared decision making between patient and physician and believes a healthy gut is vital for overall well-being.

 

Areas of expertise:

  • Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis)
  • Gastroscopy & colonoscopy
  • Clinical nutrition
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Pelvic radiation disease
  • Short bowel syndrome
  • Intestinal failure

In practice:

As a consultant gastroenterologist at UCLH, Dr Mehta has wide-ranging expertise in gut disorders. In addition to the conditions listed above, Dr Mehta also cares for patients with coeliac disease, stomach ulcers and anaemia amongst others. He not only looks after his own caseload of patients but whilst leading the multidisciplinary nutrition team at UCLH, he provides specialist input to a variety of patients under other medical teams. Moreover, he is:

  • an accredited endoscopist including colonoscopy and polypectomy
  • skilled in endoscopic and bedside placement of artificial feeding tubes
  • an accredited trainer for the European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism
  • medical advisor to the Pelvic Radiation Disease Association
  • clinical lead of the UCLH Nutrition and Hydration Strategy Group
  • an educator, e.g. UCL MSc in Clinical Nutrition and Public Health
  • an organiser of patient engagement workshops

Training:

Dr. Mehta qualified in London in 2003, having also obtained a BSc with Honours in Molecular Medicine from the University of London. He underwent an advanced training programme in the management of patients with complex inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis) and intestinal failure at 3 separate London teaching hospitals before completing a joint fellowship in translational science research at the Blizard Institute, London and medical education at Queen Mary University of London. During this time, he became a fellow of the Higher Education Academy in recognition of his postgraduate teaching work. His MD investigated the development of intestinal fibrosis in patients with Crohn’s disease. He was appointed as a Consultant Gastroenterologist at UCLH and Honorary Senior Lecturer at UCL in 2015.

Research, publications and awards:

Dr Mehta has a track record of delivering high-quality research outcomes in a range of settings. Examples of his research activity include:

 

  • completing his MD(Res) thesis at the University of London which progressed the understanding of the development of intestinal fibrosis in Crohn’s disease
  • chief investigator of a UK-wide study of intestinal failure-associated liver disease (a leading cause of patients requiring intestinal transplant)
  • one of the largest published series of patients suffering with pelvic radiation disease, describing both clinical features and outcomes
  • heavy involvement with multiple clinical trials for new therapies for inflammatory bowel disease

 

Dr Mehta has given multiple national and international presentations and continues to dedicate time to research as well as his educational and clinical practice – he believes keeping up to date in this way only serves to make him a better physician for his patients.

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