Dr Shaheen Khan: Palliative medicine

Dr Shaheen Khan

Palliative medicine


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About me

Dr Shaheen Khan is a Consultant in Palliative Medicine at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.

His areas of expertise in palliative care include:Pain management and complex symptom control, Advance care planning, Patient safety and risk management, Postgraduate medical education, Service development and clinical leadership.

Dr Khan provides a broad range of expertise in the management of medical problems within the context of advance disease. He treats patients facing serious illness, working closely with their medical team, relatives and carers with an approach to palliative care which is far broader than simply end of life care, a somewhat traditional view of this field of medicine. Providing a more holistic approach, Dr Khan’s treatment of patients includes an assessment, and treatment of pain, symptom control, physical, psychosocial and spiritual assessment, as well as relief from distressing symptoms. He also evaluates and manages non-pharmacological measures such as lifestyle, nutrition, physical environment and interventions, as well as providing advice and support for carers.

Dr Shaheen Khan graduated from Guy’s, Kings’ and St Thomas’ Medical School in 2003, having also been awarded a first class honours degree in BSc Neuroscience in 2000. He completed the MSc in Palliative Care from Kings’ College London in 2010 and in 2011 he was awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Leadership.

Areas of interest

Symptom control; Pain management; Advance care planning; Patient Safety & Risk Management

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Procedures completed Conditions treated

Conditions treated

  • 15500

    Malignant Neoplasm, Liver And Intrahepatic Bile Ducts | Disease of the liver / bile ducts; Malignant Neoplasm, Bile Ducts, Intrahepatic; Malignant Neoplasm, Liver

  • 18500

    Malignant Neoplasm, Prostate | Disease of the prostate

  • 28000

    Anaemia, Iron Deficiency | Iron deficiency anaemia

  • 15300

    Malignant Neoplasm, Colon | Disease of the colon; Malignant neoplasm, appendix; Malignant Neoplasm, Caecum

  • 18800

    Malignant Neoplasm, Bladder | Disease of the bladder

  • 17400

    Malignant Neoplasm, Female Breast | Disease of the female breast; Paget's Disease Of Breast Or Nipple

  • 17200

    Malignant Melanoma, Skin (Excluding Genital Organs) | Disease of the skin; Malignant Melanoma, Cheek; Malignant Melanoma, External Ear; Malignant Melanoma, External Nose; Malignant Melanoma, Eyelid; Malignant Melanoma, Face (Skin); Malignant Melanoma, Lip; Malignant Melanoma, Neck; Malignant Melanoma, Scalp; Malignant Melanoma, Temple; Nose, External, Malignant Melanoma

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