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Mr Fevzi Shakir works as a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at The Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead, London, specialising in Advanced Minimally Invasive Gynaecological Endoscopic Surgery. He has completed a 2 year Senior Clinical Research Fellowship in Advanced Gynaecological Endoscopic Surgery, based at the Minimal Access Therapy Training Unit (MATTU) and Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford.
In 2014 he was elected as a council member in charge of the trainee portfolio for the British Society of Gynaecological Endoscopy (BSGE) and re elected in 2016. He has founded a trainee group as part of the BSGE called RIGS (Registrars in Gynaecological Surgery) aiming to improve training and resources. In 2017 he was elected as a senior member of council on the BSGE and chair of the guidelines and patient information committee.
He has presented both Nationally and Internationally on over 60 occasions, has over 20 abstract publications and several peer reviewed publications in scientific journals, including randomised controlled trials. He is frequently invited to present at national and international scientific meetings. Additionally, he is a reviewer for 3 gynaecological scientific journals. He has received both National and International prizes & bursaries at scientific meetings on 9 occasions, for his contribution and work in minimally invasive gynaecological surgery.
He has completed an MSc in Advanced Gynaecological Endoscopy, with Merit, based at the University of Surrey and his current research includes work on endometriosis, humidification in laparoscopic surgery, design and validation of a laparoscopic hysterectomy scoring system, 3D and Robotics.
He is part of over 15 National and International teaching faculty to include the MATTU for the basic/advanced gynaecological laparoscopic courses, basic surgical skills course, advanced hysteroscopy course, BSGE hysteroscopy course/laparoscopic ATSM/RCOG course and Ethicon Endosurgery hysterectomy course, as well as international basic/advanced laparoscopic courses for Ethicon Endosurgery. In addition, he is a UK Ethicon Endosurgery, laparoscopic advanced energy advisory board member.
He enjoys sports particularly running and also video editing. In May 2010 he won an organised 5km race at Richmond Park (350 runners in total), where he and 5 other colleagues raised over £1,500, for the London King's College Hospital Ectopic Pregnancy Research Trust. In 2014, he ran the London Marathon in 3 hours, 49 minutes and 21 seconds for the Endometriosis UK charity, raising £2,333.75. In 2016 and 2017, he ran the British Vitality London 10Km run again for Endometriosis UK, raising over £740 on both occasions.
He uses his editing skills to develop laparoscopic videos of procedures for teaching purposes and in 2016 one of his video’s was awarded the prestigious Karl Storz-Harold Hopkins Golden Telescope Award, when presented at the BSGE National Annual Scientific meeting.
Areas of interest
Endometriosis; fibroids; menstrual problems; fertility surgery; prolapse; advanced minimally invasive surgery; laparoscopic surgery; hysteroscopic surgery; HRT; menopause
Current NHS consultant posts held
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust - Royal Free Hospital, Hampstead Site
I have delivered over 60 presentations at national and international conferences with a number of awards. I currently have published 18 papers in scientific peer reviewed journals, with several research projects on going. These include 4 randomised controlled trials, 3 of which I have initiated and am principal investigator for. In addition, I am a reviewer for 3 scientific journals.
My current research interests include Endometriosis, Heavy menstrual bleeding, Laparoscopy, Robotics
I enjoy playing squash, going to the gym and running. In 2010 I competed in the Richmond Park 5km run and won the race raising money for the Ectopic pregnancy charity.
I also ran the London Marathon in 2014 (raised £2,333.75), ran the Vitality British London 10km London run in July 2016 (Raised > £750) as well as the 2017 London 10Km also (raised >£750). On all occasions raising money for Endometriosis UK.
(1) Winner of the Gold video oral prize for best presentation, Awarded the KARL STORZ – HAROLD HOPKINS Golden Telescope award, Cornwall 2016.
(2) Best video prize – BSGE 2015.
(3) Medical bursary award for MSc dissertation – BSGE London 2015.
(4) Carlo Romanini award for best research in Endometriosis – AAGL Vancouver 2014.
(5) Winner of Gold oral prize for best presentation – BSGE Norwich 2014.
(6-8) Medical bursary award for MSc – BSGE 2012-2014.
(9) The Riker GKT Elective
1. Grange P, Shakir F, Thiagamoorthy G, Robinson D, Cardozo L. 2016. Combined Vesicoscopic, Laparoscopic and Vaginal Repair of Vesicovaginal Fistula. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. Mar 23. Pii: S1553-4650(16)00148-5. Doi: 10.1016/j.jmig.2016.03.013.
2. Grange P, Shakir F, Thiagamoorthy G, Robinson D, Cardozo L. 2016. Technical Video: Vesicoscopic Excision of Eroded Tension-free Vaginal Tape. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. Mar 19. Pii: S1553-4650(16)00145-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jmig.2016.03.010.
3. Shakir F, Jan H, Kent A. 2016. 3D straight-stick laparoscopy versus 3D robotics for task performance in novice surgeons: a randomized crossover trial. Surg Endosc. 2016 Apr 8. [Epub ahead of print].
4. A Kent, F Shakir, H Jan. 2016. Laparoscopic surgery for severe endometriosis compromising the bowel: A Prospective Cohort Study. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2016 May-Jun;23(4):526-34.
5. F Shakir, A Kent. 2016. Technical Video: Bilateral Tubal Adhesiolysis with Cuff Salpingostomy. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2016 Feb 1;23(2):163.
6. A Kent, H Jan, F Shakir. 2014. Technical video: Modified Laparoscopic Colposuspension. JMIG. 2014 vol 21 (6), p. 980.
7. F Shakir, H Jan, A Kent. 2014. A case of laparoscopic surgical excision of a bulletproof nodule from the pelvic side wall. Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, November 2014, Vol. 34, No. 8 : Page 751.
8. A Kent, F Shakir, H Jan. 2013. Demonstration of Laparoscopic Resection of Uterine Sacculation (Niche) With Uterine Reconstruction. The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology. doi:10.1016/j.jmig.2013.10.013.
9. F Shakir & Y Diab. 2014. Authors’ reply to comments regarding The Perforated uterus. The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist. Volume 16, Issue 2, pages 141-142.
10. F Shakir & Y Diab. 2013. The Perforated Uterus. The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist. Volume 15, Issue 4, pages 256-261.
11. F Shakir, N Hill. 2012. A case of multiple morcelloma formation following laparoscopic subtotal hysterectomy. J Obstet Gynaecol. Oct;32(7):709. doi:10.3109/01443615.2012.706662.
12. F Shakir, P Stimpson. 2007. Pressure application for the management of anterior epistaxis. Clin Otolaryngol Oct;32(5):420.
Courses offered to GPs
1. Management of Heavy/abnormal menstrualBleeding including ambulatory care.
2. Endometriosis diagnosis, investigations and management.
- MBBS Guy's, King's & St Thomas' School of Medicine 2005
- BSc(Hons) Guy's, King's & St Thomas' School of Medicine 2003
- MSc - Advanced Gynaecological Endoscopy University Of Surrey 2017
- MRCOG Royal College Of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2011
Reference number 6120945
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- BSGE Elected Council Member - Trainee Subcommittee British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy 2014
- BSGE Elected Senior Council Member - Chair of Patient information and Guidelines Commitee British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy 2017
Affiliations / memberships
Post treatment communication
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