Asma Fikree completed her preclinical training in Cambridge University and was awarded a BA(Hons) in Psychology in 1999. She went on to do her clinical training in Oxford University and graduated with a BMBCh in 2002. Following completion of basic medical training in Bristol and London, she gained Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom in 2006. That same year, she was appointed to the Higher Specialist Training Programme in Gastroenterology and General Internal Medicine in London. In 2009 she was appointed as a clinical research fellow working with Professor Aziz at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry where she undertook a considerable body of research which systematically confirmed the association between EDS and functional gastrointestinal disorders.
After she was awarded her PhD in 2013 was appointed as a Clinical Lecturer in Gastroenterology at Barts and the London and continued to be actively involved in research on EDS . She completed her gastroenterology training and entered the Specialist Register in 2015 . She currently works as a Gastroenterology Consultant at the Royal London Hospital in London, subspecialising in Neurogastroenterology. She runs a tertiary GI clinic for patients with EDS and severe functional GI disorders and is currently trying to characterise and explain the various intestinal and associated extraintestinal manifestations in patients with EDS.