Dr Shabbir Moochhala

Dr-Shabbir-Moochhala

Dr Shabbir Moochhala

BSC (HONS) MBCHB PHD FRCP (EDIN)

Consultant Nephrologist

Dr Shabbir Moochhala is a consultant Nephrologist and Physician at the Royal Free Hospital. He has eight 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 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 stone-forming 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 eight years of consultant practice in north London.

He has specialist expertise in the prevention of recurrent kidney stones, and runs the largest medical kidney stone clinic in the UK, based at the Royal Free. Dr Moochhala can help patients who form stones by using specialised medical tests to find out the cause, which can then allow preventative treatments.

He also performs ultrasound-guided renal biopsies and is a trainer for this procedure.

Year qualified

1998


Country of qualification

UK


Specialities

  • Nephrology
  • General Medicine


Memberships

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


Registration and licensing

GMC:4543196


Special interests

  • Renal stones
  • Fluid and electrolyte disorders
  • General nephrology


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


 

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