Dr Shireen Kassam MBBS, PhD, FRCPath, dipIBLM

Dr Shireen Kassam MBBS, PhD, FRCPath, dipIBLM

Founder of Plant-Based Health Professionals UK

Dr Shireen Kassam is a Consultant Haematologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at King’s College Hospital, London with a specialist interest in the treatment of lymphoma. She is also a Visiting-Professor at University of Winchester, Hampshire, where she has developed and facilitates the UKs first University- based course on plant-based nutrition.


Shireen is passionate about promoting plant-based nutrition for the prevention and reversal of chronic disease and for maintaining optimal health after treatment for cancer. In 2019 she became certified as a Lifestyle Medicine Physician and is also a CHIP facilitator.


Shireen founded Plant-Based Health Professionals UK in 2018, a non-profit, membership organisation whose mission is to provide evidence-based education on whole food plant-based nutrition. In January 2021, she co-founded and launched the UKs first regulated, plant-based, lifestyle medicine healthcare service Plant Based Health Online.


Shireen qualified as a doctor in 2000. During her training, she completed a PhD, which investigated the role of selenium in sensitising cancer cells to chemotherapy. Shireen has published a number of peer-reviewed papers in the field of lymphoma. Her first book, Eating Plant-Based, Scientific Answers to Your Nutrition Questions, co-authored with her sister Zahra, was published in January 2022.


Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic

In this talk Dr Kassam will discuss lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic as it relates to the vegan movement, bringing together learning for individual and planetary health and for our animal kin.

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