Dr Rafeeq Muhammed is a Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist at Birmingham Children's Hospital. Rafeeq is a member of Crohn's and Colitis UK's Living with IBD Research Awards Panel, reviewing applications for research grants.
Rafeeq also supports our work with children and young people, he is a member of our editorial board and recently reviewed our new publication 'IBD in Children - a Parent's Guide'.
It is my desire to do something more than medical treatment for patients in our hospital and beyond. As a doctor working in a big national IBD centre, it is important for me to work together with charities, and professional organisations.
I feel very honoured that Crohn’s Colitis UK had chosen me as a Community Champion. I believe that this role would help me to raise the awareness of IBD, particularly in children, among the public. I think that this role will strengthen programmes like patient-parent panels and IBD family days.