IMRA Charity expanding into new surgical specialities

Professor Khurshid Akhtar - Consultant General and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon - Salford Royal University Teaching Hospital - MBBS FRCS(Eng) FRCS MD is now a part of IMRA's Surgeon Volunteers Team to improve the surgical expertise in Pakistan and to train surgeons in the UK.

Professor Khurshid Akhtar visited the Dow University of Health Science and Civil Hospital Karachi in January 2022. He gave a lecture on “The Diagnosis and Management of Gastric Cancer” and demonstrated to the surgeons and trainees a laparoscopic gastric bypass operation at Civil Hospital. He also announced two scholarships on behalf of IMRA

to allow senior surgical trainees from Dow University to visit the UK for 8-10 weeks at a higher specialist centre.

Professor Akhtar is a very respected surgeon in the North West of the UK as well as an excellent trainer and teacher.


Professor Akhtar is a Consultant General and Upper GI Surgeon with a specialist interest in oesophagus and stomach cancer, gastroesophageal reflux disease, hiatus hernia, bariatric surgery, gallstones and keyhole hernia surgery.

He has been a consultant surgeon for over 20 years and works in the Department of Upper GI Surgery, one of the largest units in the country.

He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and also member of the Association of Upper GI Surgeons of Great Britten and Ireland (AUGIS), Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britten (ALGGBI) and Ireland, British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS) and Manchester Regional Association of Surgeons (MRAS).

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