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Dr Neil Shah

Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist
Dr Neil Shah
Dr Neil Shah


Dr Shah has been a Paediatric Gastroenterologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) since 2001.  

In 2008, he was a runner-up for a doctor of the year award and was in the final three doctors for the child and family award in 2012, 2015 and medicine trainer of the year for 2016 at GOSH, and Allergy UK hero finalist for 2016.  

Dr Shah is involved in the development of regional and national guidelines for practical identification and treatment of gastrointestinal (GI) allergy and one of the five authors of the heavily downloaded milk allergy guideline MAP. Dr. Shah also leads the genetic identification of rare gastrointestinal conditions with a special interest in unusual and infantile inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Dr. Shah leads the national service for intractable disorders for infantile IBD that requires bone marrow transplantation 

Dr Shah is a current Professor of Paediatric Gastroenterology at the world regarded TARGID center for Gastroenterology in Leuven (Belgium) and an elected member of leading international IBD group PORTO-IBD. He is co-chair of the European GI task force for the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) called the ENIGMA group.  He is also co-director of the Academy of Paediatric Gastroenterology, which deliver 10 courses per year in several areas of paediatric gastroenterology. 

He is patron of the Daniel Courtney Trust for microvillus inclusion disease. 

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • Guajarati


  • Over 20 years of experience in all paediatric GI conditions including abdominal pain, reflux, food allergy, constipation and IBD
  • Gastrointestinal food allergy disorders including reflux, pain and diarrhoea
  • Genetic disorders such as complex and early onset inflammatory bowel disease, epithelial bowel disorders  
  • Gastrointestinal food allergy 
  • IBD 
  • Genetic disorders such as complex and early onset inflammatory bowel disease, epithelial bowel disorders 
  • Qualified at the Royal Free Hospital, London  
  • MBBS (Hons) 
  • BSc 
  • MRCP 
  • MSC (Distinction) 
  • MD 
  • Complex and severe GI allergy 
  • Development of regional guidelines for practical identification and treatment of GI allergy in general paediatrics. 
  • Leading a research team and publishing on the multidisciplinary presentations of food allergy, primary care symptom recognition of food allergy, histological and endoscopic manifestations of allergy and new diagnostic tests for allergy 
  • Genetics of small gene effects in gastrointestinal allergy 
  • IBD especially infantile and genetic forms of IBD 


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News & Publications

Neil Shah has written numerous publications including over 140 peer reviewed publications in high impact and internationally regarded journals including New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, Gastroenterology, Gut, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and many others. 

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