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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
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Dr Jude A Oben - a Clinician Scientist - holds Consultant appointments in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital. He is also an Associate Professor in Hepatology at University College London, Institute for Liver and Digestive Health, Royal Free Hospital, London.
Dr Oben has a Ph.D in Pharmacology from UCL and studied medicine at Oxford, with a stint at Stanford University, Palo Alto, USA, as a research fellow in Immunology.
After Oxford, initial post-graduate medical training was at the Hammersmith hospital followed by Surgical training in Eye Surgery. During his Medical specialist registrar training he re-orientated his research career with some 2 years as a post-doctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA, under the mentorship of Professor Anna Mae Diehl.
Dr Oben’s work at Johns Hopkins combined his previous interest in neuroscience with liver medicine and he discovered that the autonomic nervous system regulates liver repair through actions on liver stem cells and liver stellate cells, in the context of obesity induced liver disease. On the back of a very productive period at Johns Hopkins he was awarded a Wellcome Trust Fellowship funding stream on returning to London.
He leads a productive research group at the UCL Institute for Liver and Digestive Health, Royal Free Hospital and continues to juggle clinical and basic science research with clinical practice in Gastroenterology and Hepatology. His research focuses on obesity induced liver disease (non-alcoholic fatty liver disease), liver regeneration and mechanism of fibrosis in Crohn’s disease.
Dr Oben is a co-founder and Trustee of the Obesity Action Campaign recently launched at the House of Lords: the primary aim being to raise political and public awareness of obesity and its deleterious health consequences. He is an invited member of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Obesity.
Special interests: all aspects of gastroenterology and hepatology (liver medicine), therapeutic and diagnostic endoscopy, obesity - medical and endoscopic management via intra-gastric balloons.
All aspects of gastroenterology and hepatology (liver medicine), therapeutic and diagnostic endoscopy, obesity - medical and endoscopic management via intra-gastric balloons.
Areas of interest
Endoscopy - Colonoscopy; Gastroscopy; metabolic endoscopy; Obesity; Hepatology; metabolic medicine. Abnormal liver function tests; Liver cirrhosis; Liver disease; Intra-gastric Balloon; Abdominal pain; IBS; Ulcerative Colitis; Crohn’s disease; Jaundice, Anaemia; Liver fibrosis; Primary biliary cirrhosis/cholangitis; Primary sclerosing cholangitis; Auto-immune hepatitis.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7ER
Associate Professor of Hepatology,
Institute for Liver and Digestive Health, University College London, Royal Free Hospital,
London NW3 2PR
Hepatology - Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease; Obesity - Bariatric (Metabolic) Endoscopy
Fibrosis in Crohn's Disease
Running and Squash
President: Oxford Medical Students' Union (Osler House).
Wellcome Trust Intermediate Fellowship
University College London Grand Challenge Award
European Union FP7 Award - Co-applicant
Launch of Obesity Action Campaign
Member of the All Party Parliamentary Advisory Group on Childhood Obesity
Research items: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jude_Oben
Reads - 8307; Citations 2621, H-Index 29; Research Gate Score 40.02 = >97.5% of all RG members
Multiple invitations to speak on my research - National and International
Courses offered to GPs
Diabetes and Liver disease
Abnomal Liver function tests
Obesity and Liver disease
- BM,BCh (Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery) Oxford University 1994
- PhD University College London 1988
- Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship Johns Hopkins University Medical School, Baltimore, USA 2001
- MD Elective Stanford University Medical College, Palto Alto, U.S.A Dept. of Rheumatology & Clinical Immunology; Dept. of Ophthalmology 1993
- Fellowship Royal College of Physicians, London 2011
- Metabolic Endoscopy - Intra-gastric balloon Prof enco - Naples - Apollo 2011
Reference number 4122553
Details of entry to specialist register
- Royal College of Physicians - Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 2006
Affiliations / memberships
Professional Body Membership
American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
American Gastroenterological Association
British Society of Gastroenterology
British Association for the Study of the Liver
European Association for the Study of the Liver
The Obesity Society
- 27 Tooley Street LONDON SE1 2PR
- 17:00 - 20:00
- 020 7234 2164
- London Bridge Hospital, SE1 2PR
- 08:00 - 20:00
- 020 7234 2164
- The London Clinic London NW1G 6BW
- 09:30 - 13:30
- 020 7935 4444
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