Dr Ashraf Ibrahim


Bedford Hospital

Job Title

Consultant Histopathologist


Ph.D, University of Cambridge, 2010.

Areas of Special Interest

Gastrointestinal and Breast Histopathology

Education and Training

Mr Ibrahim qualified with honours from Cairo University in 1990 before training in histopathology in Southampton university hospital and Addenbrookes in Cambridge. He subsequently trained as a clinician scientist funded by Cancer Research UK and obtained a PhD in molecular histopathology from the University of Cambridge in 2010.


Mr Ibrahim has held an established post as a Consultant Histopathologist with interest in gastrointestinal pathology for 15 years and provides local and regional NHSBCSP and MMR expert referral service. He is also a member of the National Gastrointestinal and the BCSP EQA schemes and participates in the CPD scheme organised by the Royal College of Pathologists.


His research has largely been concentrated on detecting early colorectal cancer using DNA methylation biomarkers. This work has important implications for future development of sensitive and specific bowel cancer screening test to detect the earliest stages of the cancer. The findings attracted national and international media coverage (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-12637096).