Dr Ayesha Akbar: Gastroenterology , General (internal) medicine
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Dr Ayesha Akbar

Gastroenterology, General (internal) medicine

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Specialises in

  • Endoscopy
  • Inflammatory bowel disease

About me

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

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