Syed Aftab

Consultant in Spinal Orthopaedic Surgery, Royal London Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust



Biography

Mr Syed Aftab is a Consultant Complex Spinal Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal London (Barts Health NHS Trust) and at Complex Spine London, a team of spinal surgeons and pain specialists who focus on an evidence based multidisciplinary approach to spinal pathology.

 

Having completed pre-clinical medicine at Pembroke College, Cambridge University, he went on to Edinburgh University for clinical medicine. Syed underwent higher surgical training in Orthopaedics and Spinal Surgery on the London NE Thames Rotation at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore. He also gained a Master of Science at University College London in Trauma and Orthopaedics during his training.

Syed completed his advanced fellowship in Spinal Surgery at the Royal London Hospital and is trained in the management of adult / paediatric deformity, spinal trauma, spinal tumour surgery, spinal infection surgery, minimally invasive spinal surgery and degenerative spinal surgery.

Syed continues to broaden his experience with visitations to international centres of excellence for spinal surgery (Antwerp Belgium, Bordeaux France, Neustadt Germany). He has a strong interest in minimally invasive surgery in trauma and complex degenerative spine.

Syed is the Clinical Effectiveness Lead for Orthopaedics at the Royal London and is actively involved in teaching other doctors, nurses and allied health professionals. He organizes the ‘Spine Term’ for the Royal London Hospital and Sir Percival Pott Orthopaedic Rotations.


Syed has published widely in a number of peer-reviewed medical journals and is actively involved in research into spinal surgery. He has presented at national and international conferences. His area of interest is minimal access spinal surgery, back pain and degenerative spine with a major interest in minimal access spinal trauma surgery.

Education & Experience


Education

Title:
MSc
Degree:
Trauma & Orthopaedics
Institution:
University College London, Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science, Stanmore
Date:
2015
Country:
United Kingdom
Title:
MBBS
Degree:
Clinical Medicine
Institution:
University of Edinburgh, School of Medicine
Date:
2005
Country:
United Kingdom
Title:
BA (Hons.)
Degree:
Pre-clinical medicine
Institution:
Pembroke College, Cambridge University
Date:
1999 - 2002
Country:
United Kingdom


Experience

Title:
Trauma and Orthopaedics (Lower Limb and Trauma), Trauma and Orthopaedics (Hand Surgery)
Organisation:
West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Date:
2012 - 2013
Title:
In-training Fellowship in Spinal Surgery
Organisation:
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore
Date:
2013 - 2014
Title:
Lower Limb Orthopaedics, Foot and Ankle Surgery
Organisation:
Barnet and Chase Farm Hospital
Date:
2014 - 2015
Title:
Paediatric Orthopaedics
Organisation:
Royal London Hospital
Date:
2015 - 2015
Title:
Fellowship in Spinal Orthopaedic and Neuro-Surgery
Organisation:
Royal London Hospital & Great Ormond Street Hospital
Date:
2015 - 2016
Title:
Substantive Consultant Spinal and Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon
Organisation:
Barts Health NHS Trust
Date:
since 2016
Title:
Clinical Effectiveness (Audit) Lead for Trauma & Orthopaedics
Organisation:
Royal London Hospital
Date:
since 2016


Location

  • The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel Rd, Whitechapel E1 1BB