Dr Shabbir Moochhala


Consultant Nephrologist

Dr Shabbir Moochhala is a consultant Nephrologist and Physician at the Royal Free Hospital. He has twelve years experience of consultant practice at the Royal Free covering all aspects of kidney disease, including acute kidney injury, glomerulonephritis, hypertension, transplantation and all forms of dialysis.

Dr Moochhala is one of very few nephrologists in specialist centres who also maintains a general medical practice. This means that he is consulted by patients with a wide variety of medical and kidney problems. Dr Moochhala also sees patients with multi-system problems or where the specialty is unclear. He always tries to address all of his patients’ medical issues and not just the kidney ones.

He has specialist expertise in rare diseases, and is Principal Investigator at the Royal Free for a number of international medical trials on rare kidney stone disease. He specialises in the diagnosis and management of rare kidney conditions, renal tubular and electrolyte disorders, hypertensive disorders and Fabry disease. Of course, to be able to detect and treat rare diseases, an excellent knowledge of common diseases is also required, and Dr Moochhala has wide experience of general medicine and renal medicine over his consultant practice at multiple locations in north London.

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Hospital Locations

Royal Free Hospital, Hadley Wood Hospital

Year qualified


Country of qualification



  • Nephrology
  • General Medicine


  • Renal Association
  • European Renal Association
  • European Association of Urology

Registration and licensing


Procedures offered

  • Ultrasound-guided percutaneous native renal biopsy (M1380)

Clinical interests

  • All aspects of nephrology and general medicine
  • Hypertension
  • Chronic kidney injury
  • Acute kidney injury
  • Fluid and electrolyte disorders
  • Renal stone prevention
  • Common and rare kidney diseases

Special interests

  • Renal stones
  • Fluid and electrolyte disorders
  • General nephrology

Research interests

Dr Moochhala’s PhD research focused on the mechanisms of formation of calcium renal stones. Since then, he has published scientific papers, participated in interventional clinical trials, led teams collecting physiological and genetic information from patients with their consent and collaborated with leading kidney stone research groups internationally. He is active at national level, having set up a national stone disease registry, sat as physician expert on a NICE guidelines committee, and organised national information days for patients and their families.

Dr Shabbir Moochhala, Consultant Nephrologist is available to be seen for consultations at Royal Free London