Refik Gökmen


Consultant nephrologist


Refik Gökmen studied at Cambridge and UCL, and qualified in 2001. He undertook training in renal medicine at the Royal Free Hospital, the Royal London Hospital, King’s College Hospital and Guy's and St Thomas'.

He was a Kidney Research UK Clinical Training Fellow in 2007-2010 with Professor Graham Lord in the MRC Centre for Transplantation, and a Clinical Lecturer at King’s College London in 2011-2014.

He was appointed as a Consultant at Guy's and St Thomas' in April 2014.

Education and training

  • MA (Cantab) 2000
  • MBBS (UCL) 2001
  • MRCP 2004
  • PhD (KCL) 2011
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education (UCL/RCP) 2012
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 2013


Nguyen LP, Pan J, Dinh TT, Hadeiba H, O’Hara E 3rd, Ebtikar A, Hertweck A, Gökmen MR, Lord GM, Jenner RG, Butcher EC, Habtezion A. Role and species-specific expression of colon T cell homing receptor GPR15 in colitis. Nat Immunol 2015; 16: 207-13. PMID: 25531831

Gökmen MR, Dong R, Kanhere A, Powell N, Perucha E, Jackson I, Howard JK, Jenner RG, Lord GM. Genome-wide regulatory analysis reveals that T-bet suppresses Th17 lineage differentiation through direct suppression of IRF4.  J Immunol 2013; 191: 5925-32. PMID 24249732

Gökmen MR, Cosyns JP, Arlt VA, Stiborova M, Phillips DH, Schmeiser HH, Simmonds MSJ, Cook HT, Vanherweghem JL, Nortier JL, Lord GM. The epidemiology, diagnosis and management of Aristolochic Acid Nephropathy: a narrative review. Ann Int Med 2013; 158: 469-477. PMID 23552405

Gökmen MR, Hernandez-Fuentes MP. Biomarkers of tolerance. Curr Opin Organ Transplant 2013; 18: 416-20. PMID 23838646

Powell N, Walker AW, Stolarczyk E, Canavan JB, Gökmen MR, Marks E, Jackson I, Hashim A, Curtis M, Howard JK, Parkhill J, MacDonald TT, Lord GM. T-bet regulates microbiota-dependent mucosal inflammation mediated by IL-7R+ innate lymphoid cells. Immunity 2012; 37(4): 674-84. PMID 23063332

Kanhere A, Hertweck A, Bhatia U, Gökmen MR, Perucha E, Jackson I, Lord GM, Jenner RG. T-bet and GATA3 orchestrate Th1 and Th2 cell differentiation through lineage-specific targeting of distal regulatory elements. Nat Commun 2012; 3: 1268. PMID 23232398

Gökmen MR, Lord GM. Aristolochic acid nephropathy. BMJ 2012; 344:e4000. PMID 22705815

Gökmen MR, Lombardi G, Lechler RI. The importance of the indirect pathway of allorecognition in clinical transplantation. Curr Opin Immunol  2008; 20(5): 568-74. PMID 18655831

Grundligh J, Dargan P, Gökmen MR, Nair P. Sparkle lamp ingestion: a rare cause of death. Clin Toxicol 2010; 48(8): 854-6 PMID 20969507

Book chapters:

Gökmen MR, Lord GM. Aristolochic Acid Nephropathy. In N Turner, D Goldsmith, J Himmerfarb et al (Eds), Oxford Textbook of Clinical Nephrology, 4th edition. OUP

Afzali B, Atalar KB, Gökmen MR, Goldsmith DG. Renal Transplantation. In IS Shergill, M Arya, PR Grange, AR Mundy (Eds), Medical Therapy in Urology (pp197-208), 2010. London: Springer

Gökmen MR, Afzali B, Makanjuola D. Renal Physiology. In A Ugwumadu (Ed), Basic Science for Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2013. Oxford: OUP

Last updated: April 2022

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