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Professor Shahid Khan

Consultant in Gastroenterology and Hepatology


Practices at: The Clementine Churchill Hospital

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Personal Profile

Personal Profile

Professor Shahid A Khan is Professor of Practice (Hepatology) at Imperial College London and an NHS Consultant Hepatologist and Gastroenterologist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. He has lectured on liver disease nationally and internationally at Hepatology and Gastroenterology conferences, including state of the art and invited presentations. He is the lead author on the National guidelines for biliary cancer and is co-author on both the International and European guidelines. He has published extensively in the medical literature, having authored over 100 peer reviewed publications including original research articles, reviews and book chapters. Professor Khan is currently Chair of Cholangiocarcinoma UK and serves on the NRCI HPB Cancer National Sub-group Committee and the Advisory Boards of the International Liver Cancer Association and the AMMF Cholangiocarcinoma UK Charity. He also currently serves on two national liver disease clinical trial Monitoring Committees.

Professor Khan enjoys a large teaching role, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and is an accredited UK Royal College of Physicians Educator and. He has supervised several PhD/MD studies in liver disease and is Director of Admissions and Inclusivity for Imperial College London Medical School, as well as having served for three years as Director of the Gastroenterology & Hepatology BSc degree programme at Imperial College London and was previously Director of Clinical Studies at St Mary’s Hospital Campus. He has also won Imperial College Teaching Awards. In light of his educational achievements, he has been selected as a Senior Fellow of the UK’s Higher Education Academy and sits on the Imperial College London Medical School Undergraduate Board. He is a member of the British Medical Association, the Association of Physicians of GB and Ireland, the British Association for the Study of the Liver, the British Society of Gastroenterology, the European Association for the Study of the Liver and the International Liver Cancer Association, where he has served as the Chair of a Special Interest Group on biliary cancer.

Professor Khan has published extensively on risk factors and epidemiology of hepatobiliary cancer and he is currently chairing a national study of biliary tract/cholangiocarcinoma epidemiology, in partnership with Public Health England and the AMMF Charity. He is also the UK lead for an international, multi-centre, genome-wide association study of cholangiocarcinoma. Professor Khan also has an interest in biomarker development using “omic” technology and has published on metabolomic and proteomic analysis of biofluids in hepatobiliary cancer. He is currently supervising projects in conjunction with colleagues in the Department of Chemistry to develop aptamers for diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers in hepato- pancreaticobiliary cancer.

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Clinical Interests

Clinical Interests


  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

Sub Specialities:

  • Abnormal liver function tests
  • Abdominal pain
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Fatty Liver Disease
  • Fibroscan
  • Endoscopy
  • Primary Liver Cancer

Professional Memberships

Professional Memberships

  • British Medical Association
  • Association of Physicians of GB and Ireland
  • British Association for the Study of the Liver
  • British Society of Gastroenterology
  • European Association for the Study of the Liver 
  • International Liver Cancer Association

Current NHS and /or University Posts

  • St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust