Shameer Mehta is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at University College London Hospital and Honorary Associate Professor 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 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. Shameer is committed to service development and is the Clinical Lead for the Trust Nutrition and Hydration Strategy Group, a task and action committee concerned with improving nutritional provision for patients, visitors and staff.
His research interests include the role of malnutrition and nutritional care in inflammatory bowel disease, intestinal-failure associated liver disease and pelvic radiation disease. He undertakes a wide range of research studies including basic science, translational, clinical and patient-focused work including the impact of lifestyle on disease and vice versa. He has given multiple national and international talks in these fields and continues to publish in peer-reviewed journals.
He is also actively involved in teaching and education. He is an accredited trainer for the ESPEN Clinical Nutrition Diploma, co-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 leads on the preparation and delivery of teaching courses aimed at clinical nurse specialists, dieticians and pharmacists.
- Inflammatory bowel disease (including Crohn’s disease & ulcerative colitis)
- Endoscopy, colonoscopy & polypectomy
- Clinical nutrition
- Pelvic radiaiton disease
- Intestinal failure
- Irritable bowel syndrome (including diarrhoea, constipation & abdominal bloating)
- Indigestion, heartburn and acid reflux
- Coeliac disease
- Gastro-intestinal side effects of cancer treatment
British Society of Gastroenterology
European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation
European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism
British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Royal College of Physicians
Dr Mehta has steered me through my endoscopy and treatment for the bowel damage caused by radiotherapy with kindness and great skill.
The doctor was kind and very helpful. I feel so much better now. I would strongly recommend him.
Very knowledgeable doctor and great explanation of my condition
Dr Mehta is highly professional and very competent. He has certainly helped me. I can't recommend him highly enough.
What a fantastic doctor. He answered all my questions and gave me good news. Really happy
Well he is simply magnificent. Everything a specialist should be. I was very lucky to find him.
I feel so relieved. The doctor sorted me out really quickly and has strongly reassured me.Thank you!
What an amazing Dr.! I could not think of anyone else who could have helped me so much. Thank you!!!
Dr Mehta looked after me with great skill. He is an outstanding doctor always thinking about how to do the best for me. The endoscopy was a breeze. Thanks so much!
Dr Mehta knows a great deal about the long-term effects of cancer treatment on the gut. I'm so pleased I have met him!
Fabulous doctor. Knows his stuff!
The doctor clearly is an expert in his field. He was careful and thorough and I felt very confident that he was able to sort out my problem.
Dr Mehta is a really good doctor. He is a very good endoscopist. I highly recommend him.
Very good doctor. I recommend.
I have had problems for ages. Dr Mehta has helped sort them out and I am very grateful.
I like him. He is good.
Dr Mehta is a kind and thoughtful person. He has been wonderful to deal with and has made me feel so much better. Thanks a lot!
Excellent endoscopist and a really
Is very good doctor
Kind and helpful doctor
Really good doctor. Highly recommended.
I am delighted I found Dr Mehta. He is so knowledgeable and kind. He also helped me sort out my medical problems with skill and a great deal of charm. Thank you very much.
The doctor was very knowledgeable and helpful. Thank you very much for fitting me in. Really positive experience
Very good doctor
The doctor was attentive and careful. He certainly knows his stuff. Highly recommended.
Very impressed by the doctor. Helpful. Courteous. Knowledgeable.
Very good doctor
I like this doctor. Very good.
Very good endoscopist.
Very good doctor. Knowledgable and approachable
Excellent endoscopy. A much nicer experience than I would have expected from what my friends said who had it done on the NHS.
Very good doctor
A really lovely doctor. Thank you for your kindness and looking after me so well.
Thank you for looking after me so well
Dr Mehta is an excellent doctor.
Dr Mehta is an outstanding doctor. I am delighted to recommend him.
Dr Mehta is an excellent clinician and a very kind man.
A charming and very knowledgeable doctor. He gives time and care to his patients. I warmly recommend him.