Dr Matthew Kurien [MBChB, MRCP (Gastroenterology), MD, PGDipMedSci]
Senior Clinical Lecturer in Gastroenterology and Honorary Consultant Gastroenterologist
Department of Infection, Immunity & Cardiovascular Disease
University of Sheffield
Beech Hill Road
Tel: +44 (0)114 215 9505
Fax: +44 (0)114 271 1863
I qualified in Medicine from the University of Sheffield in 2003. I then undertook general medical training in South Yorkshire, before completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Education (University of Nottingham).
In 2010 I was appointed as a Bardhan Research and Education Trust clinical research fellow under the supervision of Professor David Sanders. In 2014 I joined the University of Sheffield as a Clinical Lecturer.
I am now a Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Gastroenterologist.
My research interests are in small bowel disease and clinical nutrition, with outputs predominantly in coeliac disease and gastrostomy feeding. Other research interests include gastrointestinal bleeding, bile acid diarrhoea and irritable bowel syndrome.
In coeliac disease my work has focused on detection, using differing endoscopic techniques and point of care tests. I am now examining the autoimmune association between Coeliac disease and Type 1 Diabetes, and also investigating the overlap with non-coeliac gluten sensitivity. In gastrostomy feeding, my research has aimed at improving patient selection for this intervention. In 2016, I was awarded the Julie Wallace Award by the Nutrition Society for my contributions to this field.
My teaching and other lecture duties cover clinical gastroenterology on both the MBChB and BDS course. I also provide postgraduate teaching to both junior doctors and allied healthcare professionals.
- British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Trainees Committee member (2014-2017)
- British Association for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition Programmes Committee member (2015-2017)
- European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) taskforce leader: Guidelines on non-variceal upper gastrointestinal bleeding (2014-2015)
For key publications see below. For a full list of publications click here.
- Kurien M, Sleet S, Sanders DS & Cave J (2017) Should gluten-free foods be available on prescription?. BMJ, 356. View this article in WRRO
- Kurien M, Williams J & Sanders DS (2016) Malnutrition in healthcare settings and the role of gastrostomy feeding. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 76(3), 352-360. View this article in WRRO
- Kurien M, Sanders DS, Ekbom A, Ciacci C & Ludvigsson JF (2016) Increased rate of abdominal surgery both before and after diagnosis of celiac disease.. Dig Liver Dis. View this article in WRRO
- Mooney P, Kurien M, Evans K, Rosario E, Cross S, Vergani P, Hadjivassiliou M, Murray J & Sanders D (2016) Clinical and Immunologic Features of Ultra-short Celiac Disease. Gastroenterology, 150(5), 1125-1134. View this article in WRRO
- Kurien M, Mollazadegan K, Sanders DS & Ludvigsson JF (2016) Celiac Disease Increases Risk of Thyroid Disease in Patients With Type 1 Diabetes: A Nationwide Cohort Study. Diabetes Care, 39(3), 371-375.
- Lin S, Sanders DS, Gleeson JT, Osborne C, Messham L & Kurien M (2015) Long-term outcomes in patients diagnosed with bile-acid diarrhoea. European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 28(2), 240.
- Gralnek IM, Dumonceau J-M, Kuipers EJ, Lanas A, Sanders DS, Kurien M, Rotondano G, Hucl T, Dinis-Ribeiro M, Marmo R , Racz I et al (2015) Diagnosis and management of nonvariceal upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage: European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE) Guideline. Endoscopy, 47(10), a1-a46.
- Kurien M, Mollazadegan K, Sanders DS & Ludvigsson JF (2015) A nationwide population-based study on the risk of coma, ketoacidosis and hypoglycemia in patients with celiac disease and type 1 diabetes. Acta Diabetologica, 52(6), 1167-1174.
- Mooney PD, Kurien M, Evans KE, Chalkiadakis I, Hale MF, Kannan MZ, Courtice V, Johnston AJ, Irvine AJ, Hadjivassiliou M & Sanders DS (2014) Point-of-care testing for celiac disease has a low sensitivity in endoscopy. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 80(3), 456-462.
- Kurien M, Leeds JS, DeLegge MH, Robson HE, Grant J, Lee FKT, McAlindon ME & Sanders DS (2013) Mortality Among Patients Who Receive or Defer Gastrostomies. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 11(11), 1445-1450.
- Kurien M, Evans KE, Aziz I, Sidhu R, Drew K, Rogers TL, McAlindon ME & Sanders DS (2013) Capsule endoscopy in adult celiac disease: a potential role in equivocal cases of celiac disease?. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 77(2), 227-232.
- Kurien M, White S, Simpson G, Grant J, Sanders DS & McAlindon ME (2012) Managing patients with gastrostomy tubes in the community: Can a dedicated enteral feed dietetic service reduce hospital readmissions?. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 66(6), 757.
- Kurien M, Evans KE, Hopper AD, Hale MF, Cross SS & Sanders DS (2012) Duodenal bulb biopsies for diagnosing adult celiac disease: is there an optimal biopsy site?. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, 75(6), 1190-1196.
- Kurien M, Westaby D, Romaya C & Sanders DS (2011) National survey evaluating service provision for percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy within the UK. Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology, 46(12), 1519-1524.
- Kurien M, McAlindon ME, Westaby D & Sanders DS (2010) Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG) feeding. The BMJ, 340(may07 2), c2414.
- Kurien M & Sanders DS (2010) Antibiotic prophylaxis after percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy. The BMJ, 341(jul02 2), c2898.