Professor Shaji Sebastian

Professor Shaji Sebastian
Consultant Gastroenterologist, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust 

Professor Sebastian (Seb) is the lead clinician at the IBD unit in Hull University Teaching Hospitals, Hull. He leads an integrated IBD Unit (IBD HULL) of clinical and research staff, which prides in personalised care models for IBD patients. IBD Hull has gained recognition as one of the most research active IBD units in the UK and collaborates in several multicentre national and international IBD studies.

Seb is chief investigator in seven ongoing multicentre studies including two pan European studies. The current research areas include pharmacogenomics, transcriptomics in treatment response, novel risk prediction in acute severe colitis, multimodal approach to perianal Crohn`s disease, inception cohort studies, and pharmaco-epidemiology.  He has over 300 peer-reviewed publications focussing on IBD (H- index 40).  He was awarded the NIHR Royal College of Physicians research award for outstanding contribution to research in 2016 and National BAME researcher of the year award in 2019. He has been co-author for a number of European Colitis and Crohn`s Organisation (ECCO) guidelines and workshops in various aspects of IBD.

Seb is the upcoming chair of CLINICOM and member of CONFER Task Force committees of ECCO, and he co-leads the Y&H NIHR LCRN gastroenterology speciality. Nationally, he is the chair of the BSG research committee and exec committee member, current member of IBD CRG, International committee, lead of the IBD subgroup of BSG AI task force, and past chair of the adolescent Section of British Society of Gastroenterology.

Back to top