Dr Shidrawi’s personal message and vision for the future of Lanserhof at The Arts Club

Dr Shidrawi’s vision, aligned with the Lanserhof concept of ‘living better for longer’, is to offer a holistic approach to patient medical care, whilst accommodating for an exclusive membership community focused on health and longevity services. The aim being, to have a medical facility in the heart of London that provides health screenings and specialist clinics which complement our existing Functional Medicine services.

Dr Shidrawi qualified from Guy’s Hospital Medical School, University of London, in 1987 and went on to train in general (internal) medicine and gastroenterology in London, achieving Certificates of Completion of Specialist Training in 1998. During this period, he also took three years out to research into the molecular immunology of coeliac disease at the Rayne Institute, St Thomas’ Hospital, London gaining a Doctorate in Medicine (MD) from the University of London, in 1996.

Having been appointed Consultant Physician & Gastroenterologist to the Homerton University Hospital in 2000, Dr Shidrawi developed a specialist interest in interventional endoscopy, including ERCP and Endoscopic Ultrasound. He provided a tertiary referral service to neighbouring hospitals in the region, specifically for the endoscopic management of gastroparesis, pancreatic pseudocysts and complications of bariatric surgery. Upon joining this department, it initially consisted of one other gastroenterologist, and since then, he has established a highly successful Academic Department of Medical & Surgical Gastroenterology, which now comprises of eight consultant colleagues.

In 2010, in collaboration with colleagues in Rome, Dr Shidrawi went on to set up Ketogenic Enteral Nutrition (KEN) therapy as an alternative, non-invasive technique for the management of obesity. This has since proved highly successful and has a wide international following.

In 2020, after appearing in a BBC mini-series during which he treated a patient with gastroparesis, in response to unmet clinical need, Dr Shidrawi set up the first joint Medical – Surgical Clinic at the Wellington Hospital for the management of gastroparesis, which is a unique model in Europe. This provides support and treatment for patients who are severely disabled with a repertoire of endoscopic strategies and includes robotically-assisted placement of gastric electrical neurostimulators to improve their quality of lives.

Further to these accomplishments, Dr Shidrawi has also published widely in peer-reviewed journals on various topics, including nutrition, oncology, health screening, coeliac disease, and interventional endoscopy, as well as sitting on the editorial board of “Clinical Nutrition.”

Outside of work he very much enjoys spending time with his family, historical documentaries, and also takes great pleasure in travelling, which being tri-lingual (fluent in English, Arabic and French) enhances his cultural experience and helps with successfully engaging with his patients.