Research Output per year
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 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 in NHS Grampian. I hold academic appointments at the University of Aberdeen as an Honorary Professor and a visiting Professor at Robert Gordon University. I also serve on the Court of Examiners for the RCSEng (Royal College of Surgeons of England) and JCIE (Joint Committee of Intercollegiate Examinations).
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 at the forefront of the latest surgical developments and innovations. (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Irfan_Ahmed12)
I have received several awards throughout my career including five 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 telemedicine & telementoring for young surgeons using modern technologies.
Biological Sciences, Masters Degree, University of Leeds
Award Date: 2 Apr 2005
Life Sciences & Medicine, Bachelors Degree
Award Date: 2 Feb 1990
Consultant Surgeon, NHS Grampian15 Jul 2008 → …
Current practice of anticoagulant in the treatment of splanchnic vein thrombosis secondary to acute pancreatitisNorton, W., Lazaraviciute, G., Ramsay, G., Kreis, I., Ahmed, I. & Bekheit, M., Apr 2020, In : Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International. 19, 2, p. 116-121 6 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Review article
Research output: Contribution to journal › Comment/debate
Feedback Given to Surgeons Is a Useful Tool for Quality Improvement: Demystifying the "Sensitizing Surgeons to Their Outcome Has No Measurable Short-term Benefit"Bekheit, M. & Ahmed, I., 31 Jan 2019, In : Annals of Surgery. 269, 1, p. e12-e13 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Letter
The role of graft reperfusion sequence in the development of non-anastomotic biliary strictures following orthotopic liver transplantation: A meta-analysisBekheit, M., Catanzano, M., Shand, S., Ahmed, I., ELKayal, ELS. L. S., Shehata, G. M. & Zaki, A., Feb 2019, In : Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Diseases International. 18, 1, p. 4-11 8 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
A randomised controlled trial comparing laparoscopic cholecystectomy with observation/conservative management for preventing recurrent symptoms and complications in adults with uncomplicated symptomatic gallstones. (C-Gall trial)Malik, M., Murchie, P., Gillies, K., Brazzelli, M. G., Avenell, A., Hernandez, R., Norrie, J., Blazeby, J., Ramsay, C. & Ahmed, I., Aug 2016, In : British Journal of Surgery. 103, Supplement 6, p. 195-196 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Abstract