Neil Shah

Dr Shah has been a Paediatric Gastroenterologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital since 2001. 

Dr Shah is involved in the development of regional/national guidelines for practical identification and treatment of GI allergy. Dr Shah is the scientific advisor to the British Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and has trained and collaborates with Cincinnati Children’ Eosinophilic division. Dr. Shah also leads the Genetic identification of rare gastrointestinal conditions with two PhD students working on early onset Inflammatory bowel disorders. He is also patron of the Daniel Courtney Trust.


  • Gastrointestinal food allergy disorders including reflux, pain and diarrhoea
  • Genetic disorders such as complex and early onset inflammatory bowel disease.


Dr Shah qualified in 1990 from the Royal Free Hospital. At qualification he was awarded a London university medal for Medicine and Paediatrics.

Research Interests

Dr Shah leads a research team and publishing on the multidisciplinary presentations of food allergies, primary care symptoms recognition of food allergies, histological and endoscopic manifestations of allergies and new diagnostic tests for allergies.

Recent publications

Interleukin-10 and interleukin-10-receptor defects in inflammatory bowel disease 
Shah N, Kammermeier J, Elawad M, Glocker EO.
Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2012 Oct;12(5):373-9.

Cow's milk challenge increases weakly acidic reflux in children with cow's milk allergy and gastroesophageal reflux disease 
Borrelli O, Mancini V, Thapar N, Giorgio V, Elawad M, Hill S, Shah N, Lindley KJ.
J Pediatr. 2012 Sep;161(3):476-481.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2012.03.002. Epub 2012 Apr 17.

Practical dietary management of protein energy malnutrition in young children with cow's milk protein allergy 
Meyer R, Venter C, Fox AT, Shah N.
Pediatr Allergy Immunol. 2012 Jun;23(4):307-14. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-3038.2012.01265.x. Epub 2012 Mar 22.

Gastrointestinal endoscopy and mucosal biopsy in the first year of life: indications and outcome 
Volonaki E, Sebire NJ, Borrelli O, Lindley KJ, Elawad M, Thapar N, Shah N.
J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2012 Jul;55(1):62-5.

The RCPCH care pathway for food allergy in children: an evidence and consensus based national approach 
Fox AT, Lloyd K, Arkwright PD, Bhattacharya D, Brown T, Chetcuti P, East M, Gaventa J, King R, Martinez A, Meyer R, Parikh A, Perkin M, Shah N, Tuthill D, Walsh J, Waddell L, Warner J; Science and Research Department, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.
Arch Dis Child. 2011 Nov;96 Suppl 2:i25-9

Infant colitis--it's in the genes 
Glocker EO, Frede N, Perro M, Sebire N, Elawad M, Shah N, Grimbacher B.
Lancet. 2010 Oct 9;376(9748):1272.

Identifying and managing cow's milk protein allergy 
du Toit G, Meyer R, Shah N, Heine RG, Thomson MA, Lack G, Fox AT.
Arch Dis Child Educ Pract Ed. 2010 Oct;95(5):134-44. Epub 2010 Aug 5.

Inflammatory bowel disease and mutations affecting the interleukin-10 receptor 
Glocker EO, Kotlarz D, Boztug K, Gertz EM, Schäffer AA, Noyan F, Perro M, Diestelhorst J, Allroth A, Murugan D, Hätscher N, Pfeifer D, Sykora KW, Sauer M, Kreipe H, Lacher M, Nustede R, Woellner C, Baumann U, Salzer U, Koletzko S, Shah N, Segal AW, Sauerbrey A, Buderus S, Snapper SB, Grimbacher B, Klein C.
N Engl J Med. 2009 Nov 19;361(21):2033-45. Epub 2009 Nov 4

Successful treatment of extensive infantile hemangiomatosis of the small bowel in a 3-month-old with thalidomide and somatostatin analog 
Jarvi K, Roebuck DJ, Sebire NJ, Lindley K, Shah N, Salomon J, Curry JI.
J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2008 May;46(5):593-7.

Treatment of intractable ulcerating enterocolitis of infancy by allogeneic bone marrow transplantation 
Thapar N, Lindley KJ, Kiparissi F, Elawad MA, Ashworth M, Veys P, Gaspar HB, Hill SM, Milla PJ, Shah N.
Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2008 Feb;6(2):248-50.

Pain management in fulminating ulcerative colitis 
White M, Shah N, Lindley K, Lloyd-Thomas A, Thomas M.
Paediatr Anaesth. 2006 Nov;16(11):1148-52.

Long-term outcome of intractable ulcerating enterocolitis of infancy 
Thapar N, Shah N, Ramsay AD, Lindley KJ, Milla PJ.
J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2005 May;40(5):582-8.



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