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Dr Neil Shah

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Areas of special interest and special expertise:

Main areas of interest are food allergy affecting the intestine and rare disorders of the gut.


Consultant’s professional qualifications

Dr Neil Shah qualified in1990 from the Royal Free Hospital. At qualification he was awarded a London distinctions for Medicine and Paediatrics.

BSc Second class upper division, MB BS (Hons), University gold medal for Medicine and paediatrics, MRCP, MSc (Distinction), MD

Positions of responsibility include scientific advisor to British Society of food allergy and immunology, Gastrointestinal allergy advisor to allergy UK and the European allergy academy. He also works closely with NICE on food allergy and the Royal college of Paediatrics. He has worked in the USA with Eosinophilic specialist units in 2011.

Dr Neil Shah was runner up for Doctor of the year in 2008

Research Interests:

Complex and severe GI allergy is a common problem faced at GOSH and multidisciplinary allergy clinics are now being run with by the Evelina hospital, Europe’s largest allergy service and GOSH.

Dr Shah is involved in the development of regional Guidelines for practical identification and treatment of GI allergy in General paediatrics. He is 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. His own research background is in Genetics and sibling pair studies are underway to look at the genetics of small gene effects in gastrointestinal allergy.


Recent publications

1. Interleukin-10 and interleukin-10-receptor defects in inflammatory bowel disease
Shah N, Kammermeier J, Elawad M, Glocker EO.
Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2012 Oct;12(5):373-9.

2. Cow's milk challenge increases weakly acidic reflux in children with cow's milk allergy and gastroesophageal reflux disease
Borrelli O, Mancini V, Thapar N, Giorgio V, Elawad M, Hill S, Shah N, Lindley KJ.
J Pediatr. 2012 Sep;161(3):476-481.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2012.03.002. Epub 2012 Apr 17.

3. Practical dietary management of protein energy malnutrition in young children with cow's milk protein allergy
Meyer R, Venter C, Fox AT, Shah N.
Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2012 Jun;23(4):307-14. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-3038.2012.01265.x. Epub 2012 Mar 22.

4. Gastrointestinal endoscopy and mucosal biopsy in the first year of life: indications and outcome
Volonaki E, Sebire NJ, Borrelli O, Lindley KJ, Elawad M, Thapar N, Shah N.
J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2012 Jul;55(1):62-5.

5. The RCPCH care pathway for food allergy in children: an evidence and consensus based national approach
Fox AT, Lloyd K, Arkwright PD, Bhattacharya D, Brown T, Chetcuti P, East M, Gaventa J, King R, Martinez A, Meyer R, Parikh A, Perkin M, Shah N, Tuthill D, Walsh J, Waddell L, Warner J; Science and Research Department, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.
Arch Dis Child. 2011 Nov;96 Suppl 2:i25-9

6. Infant colitis--it's in the genes
Glocker EO, Frede N, Perro M, Sebire N, Elawad M, Shah N, Grimbacher B.
Lancet. 2010 Oct 9;376(9748):1272.

7. Identifying and managing cow's milk protein allergy
du Toit G, Meyer R, Shah N, Heine RG, Thomson MA, Lack G, Fox AT.
Arch Dis Child Educ Pract Ed. 2010 Oct;95(5):134-44. Epub 2010 Aug 5.

8. Inflammatory bowel disease and mutations affecting the interleukin-10 receptor
Glocker EO, Kotlarz D, Boztug K, Gertz EM, Schäffer AA, Noyan F, Perro M, Diestelhorst J, Allroth A, Murugan D, Hätscher N, Pfeifer D, Sykora KW, Sauer M, Kreipe H, Lacher M, Nustede R, Woellner C, Baumann U, Salzer U, Koletzko S, Shah N, Segal AW, Sauerbrey A, Buderus S, Snapper SB, Grimbacher B, Klein C.
N Engl J Med. 2009 Nov 19;361(21):2033-45. Epub 2009 Nov 4

9. Successful treatment of extensive infantile hemangiomatosis of the small bowel in a 3-month-old with thalidomide and somatostatin analog
Jarvi K, Roebuck DJ, Sebire NJ, Lindley K, Shah N, Salomon J, Curry JI.
J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2008 May;46(5):593-7.

10. Treatment of intractable ulcerating enterocolitis of infancy by allogeneic bone marrow transplantation
Thapar N, Lindley KJ, Kiparissi F, Elawad MA, Ashworth M, Veys P, Gaspar HB, Hill SM, Milla PJ, Shah N.
Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2008 Feb;6(2):248-50.

11. Pain management in fulminating ulcerative colitis
White M, Shah N, Lindley K, Lloyd-Thomas A, Thomas M.
Paediatr Anaesth. 2006 Nov;16(11):1148-52.

12. Long-term outcome of intractable ulcerating enterocolitis of infancy
Thapar N, Shah N, Ramsay AD, Lindley KJ, Milla PJ.
J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2005 May;40(5):582-8.

Presentations at Conferences:

Currently Dr Neil Shah is the Gastroenterology allergy lead on a worldwide series of training course/lectures in countries where allergy is rising in prevalence such as China/UAE with strong links to Peking and Shanghai Children’s Hospitals.

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