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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
- Paediatric gastroenterology, hepatology & nutrition
Jenny Epstein is a Paediatric Gastroenterologist based in West London. She completed her training at Chelsea and Westminster, King's College and The Royal London Hospitals. Her experience outside the UK includes fellowships at l'Hopital de l'Archet, Nice, France in 2001 and at Boston Children's and Massachusetts General Hospitals in 2007.
She gained a PhD in Mucosal Immunology at Queen Mary University London in 2010, investigating the effects of curcumin in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in children.
Jenny Epstein became a full time NHS Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in 2009 and has extensive clinical experience in the full breadth of gastrointestinal conditions and investigations including paediatric endoscopy and colonoscopy, in which she has 'Train the Trainer' qualification.
Her special interests are IBD particularly the role of diet in Crohn's disease, eosinophilic oesophagitis and complex allergic gut disease. She is research active, leading several research studies, publishing within these fields and presenting work internationally. She contributes to national guidelines and policy recommendations in inflammatory bowel disease.
Course Leader for Imperial College GI Allergy MSc.
Lecturer for the Royal Society of Medicine, Royal College of Paediatrics, Academy of Paediatric Gastroenterology and British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
Areas of interest
Paediatric endoscopy and colonoscopy; Childhood nutrition and nutritional rehabilitation; Inflammatory Bowel Disease and the role of diet in children with Crohn’s disease; Gut microbiome; Eosinophilic oesophagitis; Complex allergic gut disease; Coeliac disease
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Imperial College
Inflammatory bowel disease
Diet in Crohn’s disease
Allergic gut disease
Clinical Excellence Awards
Sean Devan Prize for Best Poster at BSPGHAN
Travel Fellowship Award, Worshipful Company of Barbers
(Additional) Languages spoken
- French - Fluent
Management of Crohn’s disease: summary of updated NICE guidance. Martins R, Carmona C, George B, Epstein J BMJ 2019 Nov; 367:l5940
Management of ulcerative colitis: summary of updated NICE guidance. Abdulrazeg O, Li B, Epstein j. BMJ 2019 Oct; 367:l5897
Oral iron treatment response and predictors in anaemic adolescents and adults with IBD. Rampton DS, Goodhand JR, Joshi NM, Karim AB, Koodun Y, Barakat FM, Macken L, Ward DG, Iqbal TH, Epstein J, Fell JM, Sanderson IR J Crohns Colitis. 2017 Jun 1;11(6):706
Assessing the colonic microbiota in children: Effects of sample site and bowel preparation. Shaw AG, Black N, Rushd A, Sim K, Randell P, Kroll JS, Epstein J. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2017 Feb; 64(2):230-237
Local chemokine profiling in eosinophilic esophagitis: The synthetic absorptive matrix test. Minshall E, Patel H, Francis N, Hansel TT, Warner JO, Boyle RJ, Fell J, Epstein J. Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2017 Feb; 28(1):100-102
Chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis and inflammatory bowel disease: UK case series and literature review. Audu G, Nikaki K, Crespi D, Spray C, Epstein J. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2015 May; 60(5):586-591
Recent advances in the pathophysiology and management of eosinophilic oesophagitis. Epstein J, Warner JO. Clin Exp Allergy. 2014 Jun;44(6):802-12
Do children with IBD really respond better than adults to thiopurines? Goodhand J, Rao A, Kotta S, Wahed M, Croft N, Sanderson I, Epstein J, Rampton D. J. Paediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 2011 Jun; 52(6); 702-7
Curcumin as a therapeutic agent: The evidence from in vitro, animal and human studies. Epstein J, Sanderson I, MacDonald T. Br J Nutr. 2010 Jun; 103(11):1545-57
Curcumin suppresses p38 MAPK activation, reduces IL-1β and MMP-3, and enhances IL-10 expression in the mucosa of children and adults with inflammatory bowel disease. Epstein J, Docena G, MacDonald T, Sanderson I. Br J Nutr 2009 Nov 2:1-9
- Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery Leeds University School of Medicine 1997
- Member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health RCPCH, London 2000
- Certificate of Completion of Training RCPCH, London 2009
- Doctor of Philosophy Queen Mary University of London 2010
- Train the Trainer in Paediatric Colonoscopy Joint Advisory Group on GI Endoscopy 2017
Reference number 4421458
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease Guidelines Update Committee National Institute for Heath and Care Excellence 2017
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease Working Group British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition 2017
- UK IBD Working Group Crohn’s and Colitis UK 2017
- Medical Advisory Panel Crohn’s and Colitis In Childhood Research Association 2016
Details of entry to specialist register
- General Medical Council, 1997
- Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, 2000
Affiliations / memberships
British Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition
European Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition
Crohn’s and Colitis in Childhood Research Association
Crohn’s and Colitis UK
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