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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. (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Irfan_Ahmed12)
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)
- Wendy Fisher-Holt
- BMI Albyn Hospital 21-24 Albyn Place Aberdeen AB10 1RW
- 01224 577451
- 01224 584797
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Surgeon - NHS Grampian
Honorary Professor - Robert Gordon University. Aberdeen.
Senior Lecturer - University of Aberdeen
Please refer to the following link to get a full list of publications.
- FRCS Royal College of Surgeons of England 1998
- FCPS College of Physicians and Surgeons of Pakistan 1996
- MD University of Leeds 2006
- FRCS (upper GI/HPB) Royal College of Surgeons of England 2007
Reference number 4744423
Details of entry to specialist register
- Certificate of completion of specialist training, 2007
- BMI Albyn Hospital
- 17:00 - 20:00
- 01224 595993