Mohammed, Shehla - consultant clinical geneticist, Honorary senior lecturer at King's College London


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Shehla Mohammed, consultant clinical geneticist


Tel: 020 7188 1364
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Area of expertise: Paediatric Dysmorphology, DNA repair disorders

Languages spoken: English, Urdu

  • Biography

    • 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
  • Education and training

    Shehla Mohammed, graduated in Pakistan and undertook her postgraduate training in paediatrics and genetics in the U.K.

    • MBBS, Fatima Jinnah Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan 1982
    • MRCP, UK 1989
    • MD, University of London, 1998
    • FRCP, London 2003
  • Specialist interests

    • Paediatric dysmorphology
    • Premature aging syndromes
    • Chromosome breakage disorders
    • Paediatric neuromuscular diseases
    • Expert Clinical Advisor to UK Genetic Testing Network
    • Member of Highly Specialist Technology Committee of NICE
    • Clinical advisor to the Cockayne Syndrome Support Group (“Amy and Friends”)
    • Genetic Lead : London South-Sub speciality steering group UKCRN/NIHR
    • Biomedical Research Centre (BRC) faculty member

    A key focus on translational research, the implementation of robust technology platforms with the rapid translation of these into routine clinical diagnostic care aimed at delivering patient-focused, flexible, responsive and an integrated multidisciplinary genetics service.

  • Awards

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

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