Dr Zahid Mahmood

Consultant Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist


Professional Membership

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

  • Fellow of European Board of Gastroenterology

  • Member of British Society of Gastroenterology

  • Member of British Medical Association

  • Member of Medical protection Society

Clinical Interests


  • Inflammatory Bowel disease (Crohn's and Colitis),
  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
  • Hepato-biliary and pancreatic diseases
  • Irritable Bowel syndrome
  • Endoscopic procedures 

Special clinical interests:

  • Crohn's and colitis (presents with abdominal pain and bloody diarrhoea)

  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (presents heart burns, acid reflux, difficult in swallowing) 

  • Ceoliac disease (patient presents with anaemia and tiredness)

  • Irritable bowel syndrome

  • Liver and pancreatic diseases (presents with jaundice, abnormal Liver bloods, abdominal pain

  • Twenty years experience of performing Endoscopies (Gastrocopy, Colonoscopy, ERCP)

Research interests:

  • Inflammatory bowel disease

  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease

  • Diarrhoea

Current NHS and /or University Posts

  • Consultant Gastroenterologist Stepping Hill Hospital

  • Lead for Inflammatory Bowel disease Stepping Hill Hospital

  • Lead for Gastroenterology Stepping Hill Hospital


Personal profile

Mr Mahmood graduated in 1982; initially he worked in general medicine and chest diseases. In 1991 he went to the Republic of Ireland and qualified for his higher exam MRCP in 1996. Mr Mahmood worked in different peripheral hospitals located in beautiful parts of Ireland until June 1996 and gained a large amount of experience in dealing with a variety of different diseases.

From July 1996 he worked and was trained in one of the busiest tertiary referral centres of Republic of Ireland and this centre is recognised for European fellowship. It provided a great opportunity of learning and research and in 2002, Mr Mahmood was appointed as clinical lecturer at Trinity college Dublin. This provided an opportunity to teach and train medical students and write papers to publish research.

In 2003 Mr Mahmood was appointed as Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist at North Cumbria University hospital. Within two years of the post Mr Mahmood finished his thesis and was awarded MD and also became fellow of the college and an examiner of doctors at higher level. Mr Mahmood developed inflammatory bowel disease, hepato-biliary and pancreatic services and endoscopy services. He takes pride in looking after patient as his family and receives excellent feedback every year for over ten years.

In August 2013, Mr Mahmood joined Stepping Hill Hospital where he is the lead for inflammatory bowel disease and also developing endoscopy in specific to developing ERCP services. He has special interest in dealing with patients with colitis, chronic diarrhoea, constipation, abdominal pain, acid relux, jaundice, irritable bowel syndrome and dyspepsia - indigestion and weight loss. Mr Mahmood is an expert in diagnostic and as well as therapeutic endoscopy, colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy and ERCPs. On weekends he enjoys listening to music and playing tennis.

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