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Last updated: 29 Jun 2020
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Omar Faiz is the Clinical Director and a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at St Mark's Hospital and Professor of Practice in Colorectal Surgery at Imperial College.
His areas of clinical interest within colorectal surgery are the surgical management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), hereditary cancer syndromes, colorectal cancer and proctology.
He trained in General and colorectal Surgery within London and the South East of England and undertook specialist colorectal fellowships at St Mark’s Hospital and Valencia University Hospital prior to taking up a consultant post at Imperial College in 2008 (St Mary’s Campus) and then taking up a consultant position at St Mark’s hospital in 2012.
Professor Faiz has wide research interests and he has supervised 20 PhD and MD research fellows at Imperial College. His principal research interests include colorectal surgical epidemiology, health services research and surgical outcome research. He has authored 250 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He has also authored 11 book chapters and three text books.
Professor Faiz holds, or has held, various leadership positions at a national level. He is the ex-Chairman of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland (ACPGBI) IBD subcommittee and Chair of the national Ileal Pouch Registry.He has contributed twice towards guideline development for the 'IBD Standards' and also NICE in 2015. Prof. Faiz has Chaired an international gastrointestinal surgery initiative of Global Comparators - a benchmarking and quality improvement group comprising sixty highly recognised worldwide academic hospitals (2014-2018).
He currently represents the ACPGBI on the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Standards board and is the Lead for IBD Surgery for the ACPGBI. He is currently on the Board of Surgical-European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation (S-ECCO) and is an Associate Editor for the journal Colorectal Disease.
In 2018 the Daily Mail published a Good Doctors Guide for IBD, compiled through clinical peer consensus, where Professor Faiz was listed and described as 'a very good, high volume surgeon at a major centre, supported by an excellent team.'
Areas of interest
Laparoscopic (Keyhole) and Robotic Colon and Rectal cancer surgery (lower GI); Colonic and Rectal disease management including inflammatory surgery (IBD) and Colorectal Cancer surgery; Hereditary Bowel Cancer/ Polyposis surgery, intestinal failure surgery, Abdominal Wall Repair, Proctology (Haemorrhoids and fistula surgery); Fissure, flexible sigmoidoscopy
- Georgie Jeffery
- London Surgical Partnership 116 Harley Street London W1G 7JL
- 020 3475 9540
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Rajesh Mehta Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
St Mark's Hospital & Academic Institute
North West London Hospitals Trust
Mr Faiz is an academic surgeon with extensive research experience.
- Over 160 accepted peer-reviewed publications
- 15 book chapters
- Authored 3 text books.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Burmese - Conversational
Mr Faiz has generated research that have been reported widely throughout the print and television media.
Media reports on his research have appeared in the Independent, Telegraph, Daily Mail, Sky News, BBC News & CNN.
Courses offered to GPs
1. Improving outcome in surgery
2. The surgical management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
3. The future of colorectal cancer surgery
0% mortality in elective surgery
2% reoperation rate (national average 6%)
I undertake a wide variety of complex colorectal surgery and have achieved very low complication and mortality rates.
- BSc(Hons) University of London 1991
- FRCS (Gen Surg) Royal College of Surgeons 2008
- MS University of London 2007
- FRCS(Eng) Royal College of Surgeons 1999
- MBBS University of London 1994
Reference number 4277233
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Member for the Scientific Advisory Committee National Cancer Intelligence Network (Public Health England) 2014
- Surgical Representative National IBD Audit Royal College of Physicians 2014
- Surgical Representative Inflammatory Bowel Disease Standards Group 2014
- Chairman of the National Ileal Pouch Registry Association of Coloproctology for Great Britain and Ireland 2014
- Chairman of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Subcommittee f Association of Coloproctology for Great Britain and Ireland 2014
Details of entry to specialist register
- General Surgery , 2008
Affiliations / memberships
Royal College of Surgeons
Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
Royal Society of Medicine
St Mark's Association
European Crohn's and Colitis Organisation (ECCO)
Post treatment communication
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