Dr Lisa Sharkey
MA MBBChir FRCP (London)
"The friendly and supportive environment and the excellent facilities at the Spire Cambridge Lea make it a fantastic place to work."
I have been a Consultant Gastroenterologist in Cambridge since 2015 and undertook most of my prior training in the East of England. My clinical practice covers all areas of luminal Gastroenterology, with subspecialty expertise in Clinical Nutrition and Intestinal Rehabilitation.
I look after people with a variety of Gastrointestinal conditions, including Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Chronic constipation, Reflux disease, coeliac disease and many others. As my subspecialty interest is in clinical nutrition, I often see people with malabsorption problems.
I have contributed to various journals and textbooks, including the upcoming Essentials of Nutrition (Elsevier). At an international level, I was recently elected to the council of the Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplant Association.
I am passionate about nutritional education and regularly teach and lecture on this. I have been the national nutrition representative on the British Society of Gastroenterology Training Committee for four years and am also a member by invitation of the NNedPro Global Centre for Nutrition and Health and a member of the International Academy of Nutrition Educators.
Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
MA MB BChir / Cambridge University / 2004
Master of Arts, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MB BChir is a degree given to physicians on completing medical school and starting postgraduate training
BSG (British Society of Gastroenterology)
BAPEN (British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition)
IRTA (Intestinal Rehabilitation and Transplant Association)
I hold a number of positions in relation to training and education in clinical nutrition, as part of the Gastroenterology syllabi for students and trainee doctors. These include: Member, Nutrition Education Review Group, University of Cambridge (2012 – present)
Scientific and Strategic Advisory Panel, Nutrition Education Policy for Healthcare Practice (NEPHELP, 2017 - present)
National Nutrition Training representative, British Society of Gastroenterology Training committee (2016 – present)
I have contributed to Clinical Transplantation and the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition as a reviewer.
Thomas, W., Foukaneli, T., Cosgrove, J., Massey, D., Woodward, J., Middleton, S., Besser, M., Russell, N., Amin, I., Butler, A. and Sharkey, L. (2021), Transplant‐associated thrombotic microangiopathy and immune haematological complications following intestine‐containing organ transplantation: experience from over 100 consecutive cases. Br J Haematol.
Wong D, Thomas W, Butler A, Sharkey L. Bortezomib for treatment-refractory autoimmune haemolytic anaemia following multivisceral transplantation. BMJ Case Rep. 2021 May 12;14(5):e241634. doi:
I enjoy travelling and have been fortunate to visit some amazing places, but there are still quite a few on my ‘must-see’ list! I love many types of music and walking with my headphones in is my favourite way to wind down after a long day. Spending time with family and friends is really important.