Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Qualifications:MD, EBOPRAS, FRCS(Plast)
FRCS Plastic Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons, 2017
Plastic Surgery Intercollegiate Specialty Board Examination, 2017
EBOPRAS: European Board of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, 2015
MD in Oncology (by Thesis), The University of Hull, 2012
MRCS Edinburgh, The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh,2006
Master in Surgery (MS) with merit, Damascus University, 2002
CSR (equivalent to CCST) in General Surgery, Ministry of Health, Syria, 2001
MD License of Doctor in Medicine, Damascus University, 1998
I obtained my basic medical degree in 1998 then completed a run-through training programme in general surgery, later pursuing a career in plastic and reconstructive surgery in the United Kingdom. I completed a broad basic, then advanced training in plastic and reconstructive surgery in some of the busiest hospitals in the country.
In addition to this specialty training I also gained:
- a Research Fellowship and obtained the MD degree by thesis
- advanced Fellowship in Paediatric Hand Surgery
- advanced Fellowship in Breast Reconstruction
During my training I frequently accompanied my consultants in their private practices and attended large number of consultations and surgical procedures. I spent time visiting Dr Mustafa Hamdi's practice in Brussels and Mr Fazel Fatah's practice at the Westbourne Centre in Birmingham.
I took a Locum Consultant post in Birmingham City Hospital from July 2016 to January 2017 then a Locum Consultant post with special interest in breast reconstruction in Bedford Hospital from January 2017 to January 2019. During this period I expanded the breast reconstruction service and introduced free flaps and microsurgical reconstruction. I successfully performed complex procedures and free DIEP breast reconstructions.
I started independent aesthetic and cosmetic surgery work in June 2016 and undertook this on full time bases from January 2019.
I have a keen interest in teaching and mentoring junior doctors and colleagues and have no hesitation in sharing my experience.
I am on the GMC Plastic Surgery specialist register. GMC no 6046095