Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Research Postgraduate



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General Surgery (Colorectal)

Kapil Sahnan is an Honorary Clinical Lecturer working in the Department of Surgery & Cancer at St Mark's Hospital, Imperial College London. He is also a London Deanery (North-West Thames) General & Colorectal Surgical Registrar.

He is completing his Ph.D. at St Mark’s Hospital in Inflammatory Bowel Disease with Professor Robin Phillips, Professor Ailsa Hart, Mr. Omar Faiz and Dr. Phillip Lung. He has been awarded the Royal College of Surgeons research fellowship and holds a number of other grants. 

He has specific expertise in:

  • the analysis of healthcare databases,
  • patient and public involvement in research, 
  • surgical innovation and healthcare technology. 



RIFT Study Group on behalf of the West Midlands Research Collaborative, 2020, Appendicitis risk prediction models in children presenting with right iliac fossa pain (RIFT study): a prospective, multicentre validation study., Lancet Child Adolesc Health, Vol:4, Pages:271-280

Machielsen AJHM, Iqbal N, Kimman ML, et al., 2020, The development of a cryptoglandular Anal Fistula Core Outcome Set (AFCOS): an international Delphi study protocol, United European Gastroenterology Journal, Vol:8, ISSN:2050-6406, Pages:220-226


Adegbola S, Dibley L, Sahnan K, et al., 2020, Development and validation of a new patient-reported outcome measure for Crohn's perianal fistula: Crohn's anal fistula quality-of-life (CAF-QoL) scale, OXFORD UNIV PRESS, Pages:S428-S428, ISSN:1873-9946

Adegbola S, Sarafian M, Sahnan K, et al., 2020, Metabonomic profiling distinguishes Crohn's perianal fistulas and idiopathic idiopathic (cryptoglandular) perianal fistulas: possible clues to underlying pathogenesis?, OXFORD UNIV PRESS, Pages:S174-S174, ISSN:1873-9946

Adegbola S, Sarafian M, Sahnan K, et al., 2020, Lack of anti-TNF drugs levels in fistula tissue: A reason for non-response in Crohn's perianal fistula?, OXFORD UNIV PRESS, Pages:S330-S331, ISSN:1873-9946

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