Consultant Surgeon in Spinal Injuries
MD, FRCS, FRCP
Spinal Cord Injuries and Rehabilitation Medicine.
- Chronic pain management
- Pain following spinal cord injury
- Cauda Equina syndrome
- Neurogenic bowel management
- Paediatric and Adolescent spinal cord injury
I carried out my initial medical training at the University of Algiers, and started my journey in surgery at Jordan University Hospital in Amman. I then took on a senior house officer post at Stoke Mandeville Hospital in the UK.I obtained the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) and later was also awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP Lon).
The challenges of dealing with spinal cord injury patients sparked an interest in the field when I was a junior doctor. I completed my training in spinal injuries and rehabilitation medicine in both Oxford and North Thames London deaneries.
At the National Spinal Injuries Centre, Stoke Mandeville I worked alongside a variety of health care professionals to develop and now lead a multidisciplinary team pain service. Furthermore, noticing that patients with Cauda Equina syndrome often are left with fragmented care, I established a Cauda Equina syndrome service.I am the leading clinician in the management of neurogenic bowel and have recently developed a special interest in paediatric and adolescent spinal cord injury.
In view of my role as the clinical tutor in spinal injuries as well as the educational and clinical supervisor, I have attended and obtained a number of qualifications in education and teaching. I am also a member of the Postgraduate Committee at the Buckinghamshire Health Care Trust and sit on the National Recruitment Panel for the specialty.