Dr Simon Gabe


Consultant Gastroenterologist


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.


Clinical nutrition
Inflammatory bowel disease
Intestinal failure and intestinal rehabilitation
Home parenteral nutrition
Intestinal growth factors
Intestinal tissue engineering

Recent publications

Jeppesen PB, Gabe SM, Seidner DL, Lee HM, Olivier C. Factors Associated With Response to Teduglutide in Patients With Short-Bowel Syndrome and Intestinal Failure. Gastroenterology. 2017 Nov 22. pii: S0016-5085(17)36381-3. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2017.11.023.

Ding NS, Malietzis G, Lung PFC, Penez L, Yip WM, Gabe S, Jenkins JT, Hart A. The body composition profile is associated with response to anti-TNF therapy in Crohn's disease and may offer an alternative dosing paradigm. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2017;46(9):883-891. doi: 10.1111/apt.14293

Wilburn J, McKenna SP, Heaney A, Rouse M, Taylor M, Culkin A, Gabe S, Burden S, Lal S. Development and validation of the Parenteral Nutrition Impact Questionnaire (PNIQ), a patient-centric outcome measure for Home Parenteral Nutrition. Clin Nutr. 2017:12. pii: S0261-5614(17)30127-9. doi: 10.1016/j.clnu.2017.04.004

Rahbour G, Warusavitarne J, Hart AL, Tozer PJ, Ullah MR, Thomas GP, Gabe SM, Knight SC, Al-Hassi HO, Vaizey CJ. Pilot study of immunological factors in non-inflammatory bowel disease enterocutaneous fistulas. Int J Surg. 2017;41:127-133. doi: 10.1016/j.ijsu.2017.03.079

Oke S, Walter MN, Ansari T, Gabe SM. Growth factors and their use in short bowel. Curr Opin Gastroenterol. 2017;33(3):212-217. doi: 10.1097/MOG.0000000000000351

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