Shehla Mohammed

Consultant clinical geneticist, honorary senior lecturer at King's College London


Shehla Mohammed is a full time NHS consultant and Paediatric clinical geneticist with 22 years’ experience predominantly in rare genetic disorders and in the care of children and families with life-limiting disorders.

As a previous Head of Service of the Guy’s Regional Genetics Service (1997-2017) she has extensive experience of negotiating the establishment of new services, implementing Highly Specialist Service clinics and devising novel models of service delivery

She represents the genetics speciality on local, regional and national committees working on national policy developments and research.

She is the national lead for CS/TTD Highly Specialist Service and the Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust lead for National Bardet-Biedl Syndrome (BBS) Highly Specialist Service.

Education and training

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP), London, 2003
  • Doctor of Medicine (MD), University of London, 1998
  • Member of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP), UK, 1989
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Science (MBBS), Fatima Jinnah Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan, 1982

Research interests

  • Clinical and research interests are in paediatric neuromuscular and DNA repair disorders
  • Local PI for DDD study


  • Discovery Award, Fanconi Anaemia Research Fund, 2010
  • Shortlisted for UK Muslim Women's Power List, 2009
  • Imperial Cancer Research Fund (ICRF) Clinical Research Fellowship in Cancer Genetics: to investigate clinico-pathological and genetic basis of familial breast cancer (formed basis of MD study), 1991

Last updated: October 2023

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