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I have worked as a Highly Specialist Dietitian in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) at University College London Hospital (UCLH) since 2010 gaining extensive clinical skills and experience in this area. My current role involves responsibility for the dietary management of the inpatient and outpatient dietetic service for adolescents and adults with IBD.
The role has involved treatment of adolescent Crohn’s disease patients with exclusive enteral nutrition for induction of remission. I also regularly provide dietetic input for patients with a variety of other gastroenterology conditions including Coeliac Disease, Orofacial Granulomatosis and Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
I have formal low FODMAP diet training and have extensive experience in delivering this dietary approach with patients with functional GI symptoms.
Areas of interest
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's Disease)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Current NHS consultant posts held
Highly Specialist Dietitian in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) at University College London Hospital (UCLH) 2010-Present
I was the BDA representative for the UK IBD audit and a subgroup member for the Inpatient Experience, Inpatient Care and Organisational Audits from March 2012 to audit completion.
I am currently the BDA representative for IBD UK and contributed to the recently published IBD standards which were published in Frontline Gastroenterology. I am currently involved in supporting the launch of the new IBD UK patient survey and IBD benchmarking tools.
Painting and drawing
Visiting art galleries
8 month Research Internship awarded via open competition to support the application for the
NIHR Clinical Academic Fellowship (01/11/2016)
6 month Research Internship via Great Ormond Street Hospital in open competition to support the NIHR clinical academic PhD fellowship application (01/10/2015)
The PEN Group Clinical Update Course in Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition validated by the British Dietetic Association – Successfully completed and passed (01/09/2010)
Patel P, Keetarut K, Grimble G. Physiological Causes of Undernutrition chapter in: Advanced Nutrition and Dietetics in Nutrition Support Book Series. (ISBN 9781118993859, Book Editors: Dr Mary Hickson, Dr Sara Smith, Series Editor: Professor Kevin Whelan.
Keetarut K, Zacharopoulou-Otapasidou S, Majumdar A, Patel P. An evaluation of the feasibility and validity of a patient-administered Malnutrition Universal Screening Tool (’MUST’) compared to Health Care Professional screening in an Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) outpatient clinic. J Hum Nutr Diet.
Keetarut K. Chapter 7.4: Gastrointestinal Disease Part 7.4.8: Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Section 7.
In Sixth Edition: Manual of Dietetic Practice. (Joan Gandy, Editor). Wiley Blackwell; 2016.
Di Caro S, Fragkos K.C, Keetarut K Koo HF, Sebepos-Rogers G Saravanapavan H Barragry Rogers J, Mehta SJ and Rahman F. Enteral Nutrition in Adult Crohn’s Disease: Toward a Paradigm Shift. Nutrients 2019 11(9)
Affiliations / memberships
British Dietetic Association (BDA)
The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
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.