Dr Shameer J. Mehta

Tel: 020 3447 9311
Fax: 020 3447 9217
Email: jacob.hinton@nhs.net

University College Hospital

Colorectal service, Intestinal Failure Service, Gastrointestinal services, Endoscopy Unit

Professional background

Shameer Mehta is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at University College London Hospital and Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College London. He has a special interest in intestinal failure, clinical nutrition, inflammatory bowel disease and pelvic radiation disease.

He trained at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals in London before undergoing higher specialist training in North East London. He then undertook a combined fellowship in medical education and basic science research at Queen Mary University of London and the Blizard Institute. During this time he became a fellow of the Higher Education Academy in recognition of his postgraduate teaching work. His MD in basic science research has examined the role of microRNAs in the control of epithelial to mesenchymal transition and the development of intestinal fibrosis in patients with Crohn’s disease.

Shameer’s principle clinical role is within the Intestinal Failure Service at UCLH, one of the largest and fastest growing in the UK. He works within a multidisciplinary team to provide high quality and timely care to patients with complex nutritional needs and all types of intestinal failure. In addition, he has developed expertise in caring for patients with complex inflammatory bowel disease as well as those experiencing gastrointestinal symptoms as a consequence of previous cancer treatment.

He is also actively involved in teaching and education. He chairs a module on the UCL MSc in Clinical Nutrition and Public Health, sits on the organising committee of the UCLp Clinical Nutrition Course and is involved in the preparation and delivery of teaching courses aimed at clinical nurse specialists, dieticians and pharmacists.

Research interests

Intestinal failure
Clinical nutrition
Inflammatory bowel disease
Pelvic radiation disease

GMC/GDC number: 6077083