Amjad Parvaiz

Professor Amjad Parvaiz, University of Poole

TOP MAN Amjad Parvaiz with the da Vinci robot at Queen Alexandra Hospital

Professor Amjad Parvaiz is a specialist colorectal surgeon with a comprehensive training in general, colorectal and laparoscopic surgery. He holds the position of Professor of Surgery working as Director of Laparoscopic colorectal unit at Poole university.

He trained in South Africa between 1994-98 before coming to England in 1999. Working in Yeovil with Robin Kennedy, ignited Amjad’s interest in laparoscopic surgery. He went on to work at Basingstoke, firstly as research Fellow and subsequently as Senior Registrar in Colorectal Surgery. He completed his specialist registrar training in colorectal surgery in Wessex.

His specialist colorectal training included the UK National Laparoscopic Fellowship at Colchester in 2005, where he received training from Professor Roger Motson in advanced laparoscopic pelvic surgery.

Amjad’s special interest is in colorectal cancer and benign diseases. He has developed his practice for laparoscopic colon and rectal surgery. He is one of only a few surgeons in the country offering laparoscopic rectal (TME) surgery for rectal cancer and ileo-anal pouch surgery to patients with Ulcerative colitis and FAP. Professor Parvaiz has presented his clinical outcomes at both national and international meetings. His work is also extensively published in peer review journals.

At Poole he is actively involved in medical education and clinical skills training. His work at national and international level was recognised and he was awarded a Chair in Surgery by the University of Portsmouth in June 2011. Professor Parvaiz is one of the leading national trainers for the consultants’ training program in laparoscopic colorectal surgery project, run by the Department of Health to promote training in key-hole bowel cancer surgery.

Besides a brilliant academic and surgical career, professor Amjad has proven himself time and again as a great friend of Serbian surgery, due to his selfless and thorough support in starting the programme of colorectal laparoscopic surgery in Pančevo, primarily through his work as an instructor and lecturer at previous workshops.

Professor Parvaiz is a very keen cricketer and plays regularly for a club in Hampshire league. He also enjoys playing badminton and squash. He is married, with three children.