Dr Rishi Goel

Rishi Goel graduated in 2004 from Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’ Medical Schools, London and subsequently undertook specialist training in Gastroenterology and General Medicine. During this time, he spent 3 years at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospitals in clinical research onthe Genetics and Microbiology of inflammatory bowel disease, as well as learning advanced endoscopy techniques. He has undertaken clinical attachments in Australia, India, Japan and the South Pacific islands. He has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles, authored many abstracts, written a textbook chapter and online study resource. He also regularly presents at national and international meetings. He is currently involved in clinical research and is a principal investigator for an inflammatory bowel disease treatment trial. In 2016, hewas appointed as a full time Consultant in Gastroenterology at Kingston Hospital and is currently the lead for theEndoscopy and Inflammatory bowel disease services.
His clinical interests include therapeutic endoscopy, gastroscopy, colonoscopy, wireless video capsule endoscopy, orofacialgranulomatosis and inflammatory bowel disease (including complex).His personal interests include amateur motor racing, filmmaking and playing squash.


Kariyawasam VC, Ward MG, Blaker PA, Patel KV, Goel R, Sanderson JD, Irving PM. Thiopurines dosed to a therapeutic 6-thioguanine level in combination with Adalimumab are more effective than subtherapeutic thiopurine-based combination therapy or Adalimumab monotherapy during induction and maintenance in patients with long-standing Crohn’s disease. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases 2017; 23(9):1555-1565.

Bhakta A & Goel R. Causes and treatment of nausea and vomiting. Prescriber 2017.

Ward MG, Patel KV, Kariyawasam VC, Goel R, Warner B, Elliott TR, Blaker PA, Irving PM, Marinaki AM, Sanderson JD. Thioguanine in inflammatory bowel disease: long-term efficacy and safety. UEG Journal 2016; doi: 10.1177/2050640616663438.

Mentzer A, Nayee S, Omar Y, Hullah E, Taylor K, Goel R, Bye H, Shembesh T, Elliott TR, Campbell H, Patel P, Nolan A, Mansfield J, Challacombe S, Escudier M, Mathew CG, Sanderson JD, Prescott NJ. Genetic association analysis reveals differences in the contribution of NOD2 variants in the clinical phenotypes of orofacial granulomatosis. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases 2016; 22(7):1552-1558.

Goel RM, Johnston EL, Patel KV, Wong T. Budd-Chiari syndrome: investigation, treatment and outcomes. Postgraduate Medical Journal 2015; 91(1082):692-697.

Mentzer A, Goel R, Elliott T, Campbell H, Hullah E, Patel P, Challacombe S, Escudier M, Sanderson JD. Azathioprine is effective for oral involvement in Crohn’s disease but not for orofacial granulomatosis alone. Journal of Oral Pathology and Medicine 2015; doi: 10.1111/jop.12379.

Goel R, Anggiansah A, Wong T, Wllkinson M. A jackhammer in the gullet: high amplitude contractions as a cause for atypical chest pain. BMJ Case Reports 2015; doi:10.1136/bcr-2015-210631.

Papineni P, Ellis SD, Carthy ER, Goel RM, Ormond M, Nayee S, Hullah EA, Sanderson JD, Escudier M. Correspondence: A guide to oral ulceration for the Medical Physician. British Journal of Hospital Medicine 2015; 76(8):488.

Goel RM, Ormond M, Nayee S, Hullah EA, Sanderson JD, Escudier M. A guide to oral ulceration for the Medical Physician. British Journal of Hospital Medicine 2015; 76(S6):337-342.

Goel R, Hullah E. Oro-facial fistulae associated with intestinal Crohn’s disease. New England Journal of Medicine 2015; 372:e29.

Goel R, Patel K, Irving P. Drug commentary: the place for vedoluzimab in the treatment of IBD. Prescriber 2015; 26(10):22-24.

Goel RM, Blaker P, Mentzer A, Fong SCM, Marinaki AM, Sanderson JD. Optimising the use of thiopurines in inflammatory bowel disease. Therapeutic Advances in Chronic Disease 2015; 6(3):138-146.

Shah NP, Goel R, McGurk M, Maroo A, Sproat C. Brief advice on alcohol: as easy as A…B…I…? British Dental Journal 2015; 218(1):13-17.

Shah NP, Goel RM, Escudier M. Treatment of a Crohn’s-related cutaneous facial lesion with topical tacrolimus. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology 2014; 118(3):e71-73.

Goel RM, Patel KV, Borrow D, Anderson S. Video capsule endoscopy for the investigation of the small bowel: primary care diagnostic technology update. British Journal of General Practice 2014; 64(620):154-156.

Goel RM, Hullah E, Khan A, Nayee S, Shah N, Campbell H, Patel KV, Escudier M, Sanderson JD. Orofacial granulomatosis associated with perianal disease increases the risk of developing intestinal Crohn’s disease. Treatment Strategies – Gastroenterology 2013; 2(1):37.

Patel P, Brostoff J, Campbell H, Goel RM, Taylor K, Ray S, Lomer M, Escudier M, Challacombe S, Spencer J, Sanderson J. Clinical evidence for allergy in orofacial granulomatosis and inflammatory bowel disease. Clinical and Translational Allergy 2013; 15;3(1):26.

Goel R, Patel K, Ward M, Wilkinson M. Images of the month: hypertriglyceridaemia causing acute pancreatitis. American Journal of Gastroenterology 2013; 108(5):654.

Patel KV, Goel R, Wong T. Diffuse large B cell lymphoma recurrence complicating primary intestinal lymphangiectasia. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2013; doi:pii: S1542-3565(13)00469-2.10.1016/j.cgh.2013.03.028.

Goel R, Kuganolipava S, Krokidis M, Wilkinson M. Cyclist – Slightly Foxed. BMJ Case Reports 2013; doi:pii: bcr2013008964.

Goel R, Hardman J, Gulati M, O’Donohue J. Video capsule retention in inflammatory bowel disease: an unusual presentation and discussion of retrieval methods. Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine 2013; 2013:607142.

Goel R, Deere H, Kariyawasam VC. Granulomatous gastritis causing partial gastric outflow obstruction. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology 2013; doi:pii: S1542-3565(13)00178-X.10.1016/j.cgh.2013.02.002.
Goel R, Wilkinson M. Nausea and vomiting: tips and pitfalls in management. Prescriber 2013; 24:23-28. Doi 10.1002/psb.1011.

Goel R, Koshy S, Oke T, McNair A. Small bowel carcinoma in Crohn’s disease: a wolf in sheep’s clothing? Gastroenterology Today 2012; 22(1): 6-7.

Goel R, McNair A. Doxycycline-induced oesophageal ulceration. BMJ 2010; 341:c3423.

Chapters in Textbooks

Goel R, Patel K, Wong T. Gastroenterology and Hepatology in Renal Medicine. Oxford Textbook of Clinical Nephrology, 4th Edition. 2015.