Dr Ahmed Hashim is a Gastroenterology Specialist Trainee and a Hepatology Clinical Research Fellow at the University of Sussex. He qualified in University of Khartoum, Sudan in 2008 and undertook his core medical training in the North East/North Central London rotation, obtaining MRCP (UK) in 2012. He also worked in the institute of liver diseases at King’s College Hospital prior to commencing his higher specialty training in Gastroenterology and General Internal Medicine in the Kent, Surrey & Sussex (KSS) rotation. He is currently undertaking a PhD degree in Hepatology at Brighton & Sussex Medical School. Dr Hashim also has special interest in Medical Education and has completed a Master’s degree in this field from the University College London (UCL). Dr Hashim’s research project focuses on non-invasive assessment of liver disease in vulnerable and homeless adults. In this project he provides a unique liver service for the homeless in Brighton through dedicated clinics in homeless hostels. This service offers homeless and vulnerable individuals a ‘single stop’ point of care screening for blood borne viruses, staging of liver fibrosis by using portable non-invasive liver scans (FibroScan) and personalised treatment including antiviral therapy. This community model of care received commendation and a travel award from the British Association for the Study of the Liver (2016 & 2017) and was one of three finalists at the roadmap for sustainable healthcare awards in 2016. Dr Hashim also received numerous awards and nominations for running this service including best presentation award at a regional conference in Brighton as well the regional SE Thames British Society of Gastroenterology meeting and a nomination for the RCP excellence in patient care awards in 2017. He was awarded the Wesleyan Trainee of the Year poster prize by the Royal Society of Medicine 2017 and the young investigator travel bursary to present this project at the joint European & American Associations for the study of the liver special conference on Hepatitis C in Paris. His project was selected for the prestigious RCP Quincentennial lecture which he delivered in April 2018. Dr Hashim was recently awarded the Sheila Sherlock Hepatology travel fellowship for his project which aims to introduce the first community-based liver service in the suburbs of Khartoum. He also intends to perform other studies in Khartoum using new non-invasive liver assessment techniques in diabetic patients and those with Bilharziasis.
Spotlight profile - University of Sussex
- RSM trainee of the year awards
- RCP excellence in patient care shortlists
- letter about the study (a dedicated hostel-based liver service for the homeless) published at
The Khartoum Medical Students’ Associations: Fifty Years of Outstanding Achievement 1954-2005 (YouCaxton Publications, 2017) (Author: Ahmed Hashim)
University of Sussex, UK