Consultant Surgeon in Spinal Cord Injuries and Medical Director at The Royal Buckinghamshire Hospital
Spinal Cord Injuries and Neurological Rehabilitation.
Acute management including ventilation of Spinal Cord injured patients and neurosurgical interventions for spinal cord injured patients including post traumatic Syringomyelia, pain and spasticity.
I qualified from the Faculty of Medicine at Aleppo University in 1973. The early part of my career was spent in Syria at Al-Razi General Hospital where I rose to Chief Resident. After completing my General Surgical Training and gaining a General Surgical Diploma, I was registered as a General Surgeon in 1977.
Following this, I moved to England and began my neurosurgical training at the Department of Neurosurgery at the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford. I became an Honorary Research Fellow in 1985 where I conducted the work for my Master Degree. Having submitted a thesis entitled “Opiate Drugs in CSF: Studies in Neurosurgical Patients”, I was admitted to the degree of Master of Science at the University of Oxford in January 1988.
In 1986 I joined The National Spinal Injuries Centre at Stoke Mandeville Hospital to train in Spinal Injuries and Rehabilitation. I have spent 28 years at the NSIC rising through the ranks with positions that have included Deputy Clinical Director/Lead Clinician and Clinical Divisional Chair (2007-2010).
In addition, I have held various teaching roles and lectured on numerous aspects of neurosurgery and rehabilitation. I have produced dozens of research papers in areas of special interest, sharing valuable insights with my peers.