Professor Ashraf Rasheed


Professor Ashraf Rasheed

Regional Representative: Wales

Current Post:
Consultant Upper GI surgeon at the Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport, South Wales and lead Upper GI Surgeon for the Aneurin Bevan Health Board, Wales.

Undergraduate education:
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland School of Medicine: 1986 – 1992.

Postgraduate Training:
Positions in Dublin, Wales, the United States and Japan.

Other Positions:
I am a tutor and a convenor of advanced courses in minimal access surgery at WIMAT, a founder member of the Gwent Institute for Minimal Access Surgery and College representative on consultant appointment advisory committees.

Clinical Interests:
My main area of clinical interest is in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of oesophageal, gastric and biliary diseases.

Research Interests:
My hospital based clinical research interests include management of Barrett’s oesophagus, acute severe pancreatitis, laparoscopic surgery for GIST, prevention of injury and standardisation of training in laparoscopic biliary and anti-reflux surgery.

Personal Statement:
will try to represent the views of the AUGIS members in Wales and will work with the association to promote organ and procedure-specific sub-specialisation. I will push for standardisation of surgical procedures, provision of high quality surgical skills courses and production of AUGIS Manuals for UGI surgical procedures to support the Upper GI surgical curriculum. My final hope is to succeed in accomplishing my life-time project of provision of a freely accessible online illustrated Atlas of Upper GI Surgery to benefit all patients.