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Dr Akeel Alisa qualified from Cambridge University (Girton College) and completed his junior medical training at King’s College Hospital, London. He concluded his higher postgraduate training and research in Gastroenterology, Hepatology and General medicine in London, the South West Thames region. He was then appointed as a Gonsultant Gastroenterologist and General Physician with an interest in Hepatology. He has also an interest in luminal Gastroenterology and therapeutic endoscopy and has been appointed as the lead in Endoscopy training. He performs basic and advanced upper GI endoscopy and lower GI Flexible Sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy. He has completed the European Certification in Advanced Endoscopy techniques and attends National and International conferences to maintain his professional development. He is a faculty member at St George’s endoscopy training unit and at the United European Gastroenterology (UEG). He enjoys teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
Areas of interest
Gastroenterology; Endoscopy; Hepatology, Gastroscopy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Colonoscopy, Nutrition, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Coeliac disease, Acid Reflux, Dyspepsia, Constipation, Abdominal pain, Chronic Diarrhoea, Abnormal Liver function tests, Fatty liver, Cirrhosis, Alcohol Liver disease, Fibroscan
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- Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust Barnet General Hospital Wellhouse Lane Barnet EN5 3DJ
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Anaesthetists worked with (Bupa members, please ask your consultant whether your anaesthetist is fee-assured)
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Gastroenterologist/Hepatologist and General Physician
Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust
Barnet & Chase Farm Hospitals
Dr Akeel Alisa undertook clinical research in various aspects of Gastroenterology & Endoscopy. He was awarded an MD for his research at the Institute of Hepatology (UCL) focusing on the immunological responses in cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Further research included non-invasive tests for liver fibrosis and gaining experience with liver transplant and the UK first living related liver transplant program.
He has on going interest in clinical research and publications nationally & internationally.
•Induction of latency-associated peptide (transforming growth factor-β(1)) expression on CD4+ T cells reduces Toll-like receptor 4 ligand-induced tumour necrosis factor-α production in a transforming growth factor-β-dependent manner. Boswell S, Sharif S, Alisa A, Pereira SP, Williams R, Behboudi S. Immunology. 2011 Jul;133(3):278-87.
•Noninvasive markers of fibrosis and inflammation in clinical practice: prospective comparison with liver biopsy. Anastasiou J, Alisa A, Virtue S, Portmann B, Murray-Lyon I, Williams R. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2010 Apr;22(4):474-80.
•Expansion of anti-AFP Th1 and Tc1 responses in hepatocellular carcinoma occur in different stages of disease. Behboudi S, Alisa A, Boswell S, Anastassiou J, Pathan AA, Williams R. Br J Cancer. 2010 Feb 16;102(4):748-53. Epub 2010 Jan 19.
•Human CD4(+) T cells recognize an epitope within alpha-fetoprotein sequence and develop into TGF-beta-producing CD4(+) T cells. Alisa A, Boswell S, Pathan AA, Ayaru L, Williams R, Behboudi S. J Immunol. 2008 Apr 1;180(7):5109-17,
•Unmasking of alpha-fetoprotein-specific CD4(+) T cell responses in hepatocellular carcinoma patients undergoing embolization. Ayaru L, Pereira SP, Alisa A, Pathan AA, Williams R, Davidson B, Burroughs AK, Meyer T, Behboudi S. J Immunol. 2007 Feb 1;178(3):1914-22
•Analysis of CD4+ T-Cell responses to a novel alpha-fetoprotein-derived epitope in hepatocellular carcinoma patients. Alisa A, Ives A, Pathan AA, Navarrete CV, Williams R, Bertoletti A, Behboudi S. Clin Cancer Res. 2005 Sep 15;11(18):6686-94.,
•Alpha-fetoprotein impairs APC function and induces their apoptosis. Um SH, Mulhall C, Alisa A, Ives AR, Karani J, Williams R, Bertoletti A, Behboudi S. J Immunol. 2004 Aug 1;173(3):1772-8.,
•Use of fibrin glue (beriplast) in the management of bleeding gastric varices.Datta D, Vlavianos P, Alisa A, Westaby D. Endoscopy. 2003 Aug;35(8):675-8.
•Anti-tumor necrosis factor-alpha monoclonal antibody therapy in severe alcoholic hepatitis. Tilg H, Jalan R, Kaser A, Davies NA, Offner FA, Hodges SJ, Ludwiczek O, Shawcross D, Zoller H, Alisa A, Mookerjee RP, Graziadei I, Datz C, Trauner M, Schuppan D, Obrist P, Vogel W, Williams R. J Hepatol. 2003 Apr;38(4):419-25
•Adult-to-adult living donor liver transplant: UK experience. Williams RS, Alisa AA, Karani JB, Muiesan P, Rela SM, Heaton ND. Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2003 Jan;15(1):7-14.,
Courses offered to GPs
He is a faculty member at St George’s National Endoscopy Training Unit and at the United European Gastroenterology (UEG) based in Vienna. Also member of ESGE.
He has an interest in teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
- (MD) Res. University College London 2010
- MRCP Gastroenterology Royal College of Physicians, UK 2012
- MRCP Royal College of Physicians, London 1998
- MB;BChir University of Cambridge 1993
Reference number 4024590
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.
Information for healthcare professionals (Bupa patients only, last 12 months)
Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) and immediate colonoscopy includes forceps biopsies, biopsy test and dye spray (as sole procedure) - (5-50)
Diagnostic oesophago-gastro-duodenoscopy (OGD) includes forceps biopsy, biopsy urease test and dye spray - (5-50)
Diagnostic colonoscopy, includes forceps biopsy of colon and ileum - (5-50)
Diagnostic flexible sigmoidoscopy (including forceps biopsy and proctoscopy) - (1-5)