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Dr Farooq Rahman

    Dr Farooq Rahman

    Consultant Gastroenterologist & Honorary Senior Lecturer


    Farooq Rahman is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at University College Hospital and Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College London. He studied medicine at The Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine in London and completed his Gastroenterology specialist training on the prestigious North East London rotation. He obtained his PhD studying the immunopathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease. He remains actively involved in undergraduate/postgraduate teaching and research at UCLH/UCL, regularly presents at national and international meetings, and has multiple high impact peer-reviewed publications.

    He is a luminal Gastroenterologist with extensive experience in general gastroenterology and hepatology. His subspecialty interests include inflammatory bowel disease, intestinal failure & clinical nutrition and endoscopy/polypectomy. He also regularly sees patients with irritable bowel syndrome, diverticular disease, bile salt malabsorption, radiation enteritis, and conditions such as dyspepsia, acid reflux, diarrhoea, constipation, abdominal pain, bloating, anaemia, and food intolerances.

    Subspecialty interests

    Inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis), clinical nutrition & intestinal failure, irritable bowel syndrome, Coeliac disease, gastrointestinal cancers. Gastroscopy/colonoscopy/polypectomy.

    • Y Chen, M Ogundare, CM Williams, Y Wang, GW Sewell, PJ Smith, FZ Rahman, et al. Shotgun cholanomics of ileal fluid. Biochimie. 2013; 95(3): 461-3
    • GW Sewell, YA Hannun, X Han, G Koster, J Bielawski, V Goss, PJ Smith, FZ Rahman, et al. Lipidomic profiling in Crohn’s disease: abnormalities in phosphatidylinositols, with preservation of ceramide, phosphatidylcholine and phosphatidylserine composition. Int J Biochem Cell Biol. 2012; 44(11): 1839-46
    • FZ Rahman, GW Sewell, et al. Defective TNF release from Crohn’s disease macrophages in response to Toll-like receptor activation: relationship to phenotype and genome wide association susceptibility loci. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2012; 18(11): 2120-7
    • B Hayee, A Antonopoulos, EJ Murphy, FZ Rahman, et al. G6PC3 mutations are associated with a major defect of glycosylation: a novel mechanism for neutrophil dysfunction. Glycobiology. 2011; 21(7): 914-924
    • DJB Marks, PJ Smith, FZ Rahman, et al. Cryptogenic colitis due to occult cytomegalovirus infection. Frontline Gastroenterol. 2011; 2: 57-62
    • S Ghosh, FZ Rahman, et al. Survival following treatment of aortoesophageal fistula with dual esophageal and aortic intervention. Case Reports in Gastroenterol. 2011; 5(1): 40-44
    • B Hayee, FZ Rahman, et al. The neutrophil respiratory burst and bacterial digestion in Crohn’s disease. Dig Dis Sci. 2011; 56(5): 1482-1488
    • FZ Rahman, et al. Henoch Schönlein Purpura complicating adalimumab therapy for Crohn’s disease. World J Gastrointest Pharmacol Ther. 2010; 1(5): 119-122
    • DJB Marks, CR Seymour, GW Sewell, FZ Rahman, et al. Do adaptive or complement immunodeficiencies predispose to inflammatory bowel disease? A critical review. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2010; 16(11): 1984-1992
    • B Hayee, FZ Rahman, et al. Perspective article: Crohn’s Disease as an Immunodeficiency. Expert Review of Clinical Immunology 2010; 6(4): 585-596
    • FZ Rahman, AM Smith, et al. Delayed resolution of acute inflammation in ulcerative colitis is associated with elevated cytokine release downstream of TLR4. PLoS One 2010; 5(3): e9891
    • DJB Marks, FZ Rahman, GW Sewell, AW Segal. Crohn’s disease: an immune deficiency state. Crit Rev Allergy Immunol. 2010; 38(1): 20-31
    • CD Palmer, FZ Rahman, et al. Multiple PMA-induced macrophage PKC signalling abnormalities in Crohn’s disease. PLoS One 2009; 4(11): e7787
    • FZ Rahman, et al. Impaired macrophage function following bacterial stimulation in chronic granulomatous disease. Immunology 2009; 128(2): 253-259
    • FZ Rahman, AM Smith, et al. Disordered macrophage cytokine secretion underlies impaired acute inflammation and bacterial clearance in Crohn’s disease.  J Exp Med. 2009; 206(9): 1883-1897
    • R Rajkariar, J. Newson, EK Jackson, P Sawmynaden, A Smith, FZ Rahman, MM Yaqoob, DW Gilroy. Non-resolving inflammation in gp91phox-/- mice, a model for human Chronic Granulomatous Disease, is associated with lower adenosine and cAMP levels. J Immunol. 2009; 182(5): 3262-3269
    • DJB Marks, K Miyagi, FZ Rahman, et al. Inflammatory bowel disease in CGD reproduces the clinicopathological features of Crohn’s disease. Am J Gastroenterol. 2009; 104(1): 117-124
    • FZ Rahman, DJB Marks, et al. Phagocyte dysfunction and Inflammatory bowel disease. Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2008; 14(10): 1443-1452
    • DJ Marks, FZ Rahman, et al. An exuberant inflammatory response to E.coli: implications for the pathogenesis of ulcerative colitis and pyoderma gangrenosum. Gut 2006; 55(11): 1662-1663
    • DJ Marks, M Harbord, R MacAllister, FZ Rahman, et al. Defective acute inflammation in Crohn’s disease: a clinical investigation. Lancet 2006; 367(9511): 668-678

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