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- Inflammatory bowel disease
Ayesha Akbar joined the St Mark's consultant physician staff at St Mark’s Hospital London in 2010 and holds an honorary senior lecturer post at Imperial College London. Her clinical interests include general gastroenterology with a focus in inflammatory bowel disease. She also has an interest in abdominal pain and irritable bowel syndrome, especially in the overlap cases with inflammatory bowel disease, and sits on the British Society of Gastroenterology Neurogastroenterology committee. She is involved in service development including setting up a community gastroenterology service with the local PCT and has an interest in patient care and satisfaction. Ayesha is actively involved in education, teaching and research.
She undertook her specialist training in general medicine and gastroenterology in London, and has gained valuable experience from leading institutions including Hammersmith Hospital, Royal London Hospital, UCH and St James's University Hospital.
Her research work at Imperial College London gained her a PhD entitled "Molecular mechanisms of visceral hypersensitivity in the colon." She has published her research in peer reviewed journals and presented her work at national and international meetings.
Ayesha studied medicine at the University of Manchester and was awarded an Honours degree. She has an outstanding academic record graduating top of her class and gaining several distinctions and honours along with prestigious prizes.
Areas of interest
Inflammatory bowel diseases; functional bowel disorders including irritable bowel syndrome; reflux; abdominal pain; chronic constipation; diarrhoea
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Gastroenterologist, St Mark's Hospital, Watford Road, Harrow, Middlesex HA1 3UJ
Inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome and their overlap-research work at Imperial College London gained me a PhD entitled "Molecular mechanisms of visceral hypersensitivity in the colon." I have published my research in peer reviewed journals and presented my work at national and international meetings.
Swimming, theatre, holidays
2009 Awarded ECCO postgraduate IBD course
2008 UEGW travel scholarship
2005 GSK PhD research grant
2004 NACC PhD research grant
1997 Brockbank Prize for “most outstanding student” throughout 5 years of medical school
1994 William Susman Prize for 1st place in medical school exams
1993 David Young Medical Prize for academic excellence in medical school
1992 Dreschfield Memorial Scholarship
GUT Journal, Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics journal, Journal of Pain Research, Inflammatory Bowel Diseases journal, Digestive Liver Disease journal, Gastrohep.com, Postgraduate journal of medicine, Practice Nursing
Courses offered to GPs
ACT GP -training on chronic constipation (webinar)
Inflammatory bowel disease
-97% caecal intuabtion rate/colonoscopy completion rate with 0% complications
-0% MRSA/Clostridium difficiie infections last 12 months
- MBChB (Honours) University of Manchester 1997
- MRCP (UK) Royal College of Physicians of London 2009
- PhD University of London/Imperial College London 2010
- DIC Imperial College London 2010
Reference number 4440372
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Member Royal College Of Physicians 2008
- Member of neurogastroenterology commitee British Society of Gastroenterology 2010
- Member Inflammatory bowel disease connect 2011
Details of entry to specialist register
- Gastroenterology and General Internal Medicine, 2009
Affiliations / memberships
• NWLH Drugs and Therapeutics Committee (2011 to current).
• The British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG) Neurogastroenterology Committee
• London Inflammatory Bowel Disease Interest Group
• British Society Of Gastroenterology (BSG) Clinical Studies Group
- BMI The Clementine Churchill Hospital, HA1 3RX
- 14:00 - 17:00
- 020 8872 3872
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
07737847415 (private secretary Jenny Haynes)