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Omar Faiz

BSc(Hons), MBBS, FRCS(GenSurg), MS

Special Interests

Laparoscopic colorectal surgery, inflammatory bowel disease, colorectal and anal cancer, diverticular disease, haemorrhoids and anal fissure




Mr Omar Faiz is a Consultant Surgeon at St Marks Hospital and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College. His area of clinical interest is colorectal surgery, in particular the surgical management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and colorectal cancer. He trained in general and colorectal Surgery within London and the South East of England and undertook specialist colorectal fellowships at St Mark's hospital (Harrow) and in Europe prior to taking up a substantive consultant post.

Mr Faiz is Director of Research at St Mark's hospital. He has wide research interests and supervises a number of PhD and MD surgical research fellows at Imperial College. He has authored over ninety scientific publications, eleven book chapters and three medical text books.

Omar Faiz holds various leadership positions at a national level. He is the current Chairman of the Association of Coloproctologists of Great Britain and Ireland (ACPGBI) Inflammatory Bowel Disease subcommittee. He is an advisor to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). He is also Chair of the National Ileal Pouch Registry and represents the ACPGBI on the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Standards board and Audit. In addition, he Chairs the surgery group within the Global Comparators partnership - an international surgical benchmarking group.

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