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Dr Simon Gabe


Consultant Gastroenterologist

Enquiries - 020 8869 3390 or

Areas of Expertise

Intestinal failure
Inflammatory bowel disease
Intestinal fistula

Special/Research Interests

Intestinal failure
Intestinal transplantation
Intestinal tissue engineering
Inflammatory bowel disease
Intestinal fistula

Current NHS and/or University post(s)

Consultant Gastroenterologist
Co-Chair of the Lennard Jones Intestinal Failure Unit
Honorary Senior Lecturer (Intestinal Failure)
Honorary Visiting Specialist, Addenbrooke's hospital, Cambridge

Professional and Personal profile

Simon Gabe is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at St Mark's Hospital in Harrow.  St Mark’s has a National and International reputation in disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, especially inflammatory bowel disease, nutrition and intestinal failure, endoscopy and complex surgery.  He Co-Chairs the supra-regionally funded Intestinal Failure service, one of two centers in the UK funded to provide this service.  He was appointed as Senior Lecturer at St Mark's and Imperial College in 2000.  Since 2005 this has become an NHS appointment. His MD thesis was on intestinal permeability in critical illness and he also has an MSc in Clinical Nutrition.

Dr Gabe has a wide clinical experience in dealing with complex inflammatory bowel disease, especially with fistula development as well as intestinal failure, clinical nutrition, home parenteral nutrition and consideration of intestinal transplantation.

His academic and research interests include nutrition in its different guises, home parenteral nutrition (survival & different growth factors), intestinal transplantation and intestinal tissue engineering.

Dr Gabe gives around 30 invited lectures per year, based in nutrition, inflammatory bowel & liver disease.  In addition, Dr Gabe is Honorary Treasurer and Caldicott Guardian for BAPEN, Secretary of the St Mark's Foundation.   He co-founded the National Adult Small Intestinal Transplant Forum together with Addenbrooke’s Hospital and has an honorary contract at Addenbrooke’s as a visiting specialist.  Also, he is Caldicott Guardian for North West London Hospitals Trust and has been appointed to the UK Council of Caldicott Guardians.


British Society of Gastroenterology
British Association for Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition (Treasurer)
European Society for Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition
National Adult Small Intestinal Transplant Forum (Founder and Chair)
British Medical Association
Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians

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