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Dr Ayesha Akbar


Consultant Gastroenterologist

Enquiries -
Private secretary - Jenny Haynes
Private appointments - 07737 847 415
Fax - 020 8235 4001

Areas of Expertise

Inflammatory bowel disease
Irritable bowel syndrome and functional bowel disorders
Abdominal pain

Special/Research Interests

Inflammatory bowel disease
Irritable bowel syndrome/visceral hypersensitivity

Current NHS and/or University post(s)

Consultant Gastroenterologist, St Mark's Hospital
Honorary Senior Lecturer, Imperial College London

Professional and Personal profile

Ayesha Akbar joined the St Mark’s consultant physician staff in 2010.  Her clinical interests include general gastroenterology with a focus in inflammatory bowel disease.  She also has an interest in abdominal pain and irritable bowel syndrome, and sits on the British Society of Gastroenterology Neurogastroenterology committee.  She is involved in service development including setting up a community gastroenterology service with the local PCT and has an interest in patient care and satisfaction.  Ayesha is actively involved in education, teaching and research.

She undertook her specialist training in general medicine and gastroenterology in London, and has gained valuable experience from leading institutions including Hammersmith Hospital, Royal London Hospital, UCH and St James’s University Hospital.  

Her research work at Imperial College London gained her a PhD entitled “Molecular mechanisms of visceral hypersensitivity in the colon”.  She has published her research in peer reviewed journals and presented her work at national and international meetings. 

Ayesha studied medicine at the University of Manchester and was awarded an Honours degree.  She has an outstanding academic record graduating top of her class and gaining several distinctions and honours along with prestigious prizes.


Royal College of Physicians of London
British Society of Gastroenterology neurogastroenterology committee

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