- Spinal Surgery
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Minimally invasive spinal surgery
Mr Shafafy is a senior Consultant spinal surgeon with many years of clinical experience in spinal surgery dealing with all types of spinal conditions from simple back pain and sciatica to complex spinal deformities.
Mr Shafafy Qualified from St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College of University of London in 1994. He completed basic surgical training in Orthopaedics, Neurosurgery, general and vascular surgery in London and Essex before embarking on Advance Surgical Training in Orthopaedics and trauma at the Royal London Hospital in 1999.
Following completion of Surgical specialist training which was mainly focused on Spinal surgery, in 2005 he went on to complete two Senior Clinical fellowship in Complex Spinal deformity surgery in Oxford and Nottingham before taking a consultant post in 2007.His NHS practice is based at the centre for spinal studies and surgery at Nottingham university hospitals. This is one of the most prestigious spinal surgical centres nationally as well as internationally.
Mr Shafafy's main interest at NHS is complex Paediatric and adult spinal deformities. He also has private clinics at Nottingham and London as well as being involved with charity work at home and abroad.
Up to recently, he was the programme director for Nottingham spinal fellowship. Hehas been directly involved in medical education and has trained many generations of doctors and spinal surgeons himself.
Although Mr Shafafy’s career focus has mainly been on technical and practical spinal surgery, along which he has tutored and has been a trainer in numerous Cadveric, practical and live spinal surgical courses, academically, he has published numerous articles in peer reviewed journals. He has frequently presented scientific papers in national and international meetings and is still leading several research projects in different aspects of spinal pathology and surgery.
He is a reviewer for European Spine Journal and Journal of Neurosurgery and has sat in many spine related committees. He is currently a member of patient education committee and growing spine committee of Scoliosis Research Society. He is a member of the executive board of the British Scoliosis Society. He has been a faculty, chairman and lectured in numerous national and international spinal courses.
He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the British Orthopaedic Association. He is a member of Scoliosis Research Society, the British Medical Association, the British Association of Spine Surgeons, the British Scoliosis Society, International AO Spine, Spine Society of Europe and North American Spinal Society.
Consultant Spinal SurgeonQueens Medical Centre, Nottingham University Hospitals
Current teaching posts
Consultant Spinal SurgeonNottingham University Hospitals
St Bartholomew's Medical College, University of London1994
The Royal London Hospital1999 - 2005
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