Simon Gabe is President of BAPEN and Consultant Gastroenterologist at St Mark's Hospital. He chairs the nationally recognised intestinal failure service at St Mark’s, one of two centres in the UK currently funded to provide this service. His MD thesis was on intestinal permeability in critical illness and he also has an MSc in Clinical Nutrition.
His academic and research interests include nutrition (parenteral & enteral nutrition in intestinal failure and also with enterocutaneous fistulae), home parenteral nutrition (survival & growth factors), intestinal transplantation and intestinal tissue engineering.
Dr Gabe has a wide clinical experience in dealing with complex inflammatory bowel disease, especially with fistula development as well as in intestinal failure, clinical nutrition, home parenteral nutrition and consideration of intestinal transplantation. He co-founded the National Adult Small Intestinal Transplant Forum together with Addenbrooke’s Hospital. He is also active member of a Clinical Reference Group within NHS England, helping to develop a network within England for all patients with Intestinal Failure.