Prof Irfan Ahmed

General surgery


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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020

Specialises in

  • General
  • Hepatobiliary

About me

I am a Consultant Surgeon specialising in complex liver, pancreas and bile duct diseases with a specialist interest in advanced laparoscopic surgical techniques and the development of modern surgical innovations. I have pioneered various special techniques in Virtual Scarless surgery. I am among a handful of surgeons who have introduced these techniques worldwide.

I completed my higher degree (MD) at the University of Leeds working with an internationally renowned team researching organ preservation. I did the pioneering work on cold liver preservation techniques, developing a novel liver preservation solution. My work was funded by the Royal College of Surgeons of England via a research fellowship. I completed my higher surgical training in Mid Trent higher surgical rotation, before being appointed as a Consultant HPB Surgeon (Liver, pancreas and bile ducts) in NHS Grampian. I hold academic appointments at the University of Aberdeen as senior lecturer and clinical tutor at the University of Edinburgh. I am a visiting Professor in Robert Gordon University. I am also an examiner for the RCSEng and JCIE.

I have extensive experience in research and lead various research groups collaborating with the international institutions. With a broad research base, I have published in all aspects of my areas of clinical interest. With more than 100 peer review publications (book chapters, review, editorials, original articles etc) and more than 100 scientific presentations, I remain on the forefront of latest surgical developments and innovations. (

I have received a number of awards throughout my career including 5 medals, merit scholarships and various presentation awards on international forums.

I am faculty for various international courses and teach advanced laparoscopic skills to the surgeons worldwide. I am involved in developing tele-medicine & telementoring for young surgeons using modern technologies.

Areas of interest

Gall bladder; Pancreatic surgery / disorders; Hepatobiliary(surgery); Laparoscopic surgery, Hernia (all types)

Medical secretaries

  • Wendy Fisher-Holt
  • BMI Albyn Hospital 21-24 Albyn Place Aberdeen AB10 1RW
  • 01224 577451
  • 01224 584797
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Procedures completed

  • T2500

    Open repair of incisional or ventral hernia not requiring mesh - (1-5)

    BMI Albyn Hospital (1-5)

  • J1880

    Laparoscopic cholecystectomy with peri-operative cholangiogram - (1-5)

    BMI Albyn Hospital (1-5)

  • T2012

    Laparoscopic repair of inguinal hernia - bilateral - (1-5)

    BMI Albyn Hospital (1-5)

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