Dr Shameer Mehta

Gastroenterologist and Honorary Associate Professor in
London

MBBS MRCP BSc(Hons) AFHEA MD

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Dr Shameer Mehta is a highly skilled and experienced gastroenterologist, based in London and specialising in pelvic radiation disease, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and nutritional disorders, among others.

He is one of only a few consultants who has been appointed to two London teaching hospitals: University College London Hospital and, currently, The Royal London Hospital (Barts Health NHS Trust) where he is the clinical lead for nutrition. His private practice is based at The London Digestive Centre and The Princess Grace Hospital, as well as Cleveland Clinic London where is also the clinical lead for nutrition. He maintains a strong interest in research and education, both nationally and internationally and is an honorary associate professor at University College London. 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. 

He began his medical training at Guy’s and St Thomas’s Hospitals, before starting his higher specialist training in North East London in gastroenterology. Following this, he then went on to complete a fellowship at Queen Mary’s and the Blizard Institute in medical education and basic science research. He was designated a fellow of the Higher Education Academy in recognition of his work. His research degree (MD) in basic science examined the role that microRNAs have in the control of the epithelial to mesenchymal transition and the development of intestinal fibrosis in Chron’s disease. 

Dr Mehta’s main role is as the Lead for the Intestinal Failure Service at The Royal London Hospital, one of the largest such services in the UK. He works in a multi-disciplinary fashion providing a comprehensive treatment plan to patients with complex nutritional care and intestinal failure. He also works with patients experiencing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), irritable bowel disease and those with gastrointestinal disorders as a consequence of their cancer treatment. He currently holds the position of clinical lead for the trust’s Nutrition and Hydration Strategy Group, which attempts to improve nutritional provisions for patients, visitors and staff. 

He has a track record of delivering high-quality research in areas including the role malnutrition in IBD, intestinal-failure associated liver disease, and pelvic radiation disease. He is invited regularly to present his findings at conferences and seminars globally and continues to publish in high-impact  medical journals.   

Dr Mehta contributes to medical education as an accredited trainer for the ESPEN Clinical Nutrition Diploma, co-chairing the UCL Master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition and Public Health, and sits on the organising committee for the UCL postgraduate course in Clinical Nutrition.  

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26/03/2021

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Whilst I am getting use to the changes in my life due to my newly diagnosed condition, I am so pleased with the treatment received from Dr Mehta. His care, communication and manner immediately put me at ease throughout all consultations. A big thank you.

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26/03/2021

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Excellent caring doctor

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02/03/2021

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Dr Mehta has been my Consultant for 6 years. He is always very professional, a great listener and I have complete faith in the advice and treatment he has given me. I would highly recommend him to everyone.

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22/02/2021

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Dr Shameer Mehta is a first-rate doctor. His clinical expertise and excellence was obvious at every step of the process. His communication and general care towards me as his patient was also exceptional. I cannot recommend Dr Mehta highly enough.


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