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Mr Farhaan Altaf qualified from St. Bartholomew’s and the Royal London Hospital Medical School in 2002. He received the Jackson Burrows and Moreton Prize for Outstanding Academic Achievement as a medical student. He trained on the North West Thames London rotation and achieved his completion of training in 2015.
Before taking up a consultant post at the RNOH he undertook further subspecialist fellowships: one year Spinal Fellowship at the Vancouver General Hospital in Canada and a one year Spinal Fellowship at the Royal Northshore Hospital in Sydney, Australia. He also worked as a fellow in Spinal Surgery in Lyon, France.
Mr Altaf has published in multiple peer-reviewed journals and presented at numerous national and international meetings.
Areas of interest
Adult degenerative spinal surgery; spinal deformity; treatment of lower back pain; spinal stenosis; disc prolapse; spinal infection; trauma; scoliosis; spondylolisthesis.
Neck conditions such as cervical stenosis; myelopathy; radiculopathy.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Spinal Surgeon
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust
Adult degenerative spine
Reference number 6056533