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The London Clinic

Specialties and sub-specialties

General surgery
Upper GI surgery
Endocrine surgery

Professional profile

Professor Mughal may be able to see patients outside his clinic times by arrangement.

Muntzer Mughal qualified from the Manchester Medical School in 1977 and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1981.

He was awarded a ChM (Master of Surgery) by the University of Manchester in 1985.

He trained in surgery in the North West of England and also carried out research into oesophageal motility, intestinal failure and nutritional support.

In 1989 he was appointed Senior Lecturer in Surgery and Honorary Consultant Surgeon in the Department of Surgery at Hope Hospital in Salford working alongside Professor Sir Miles Irving.

He introduced minimally invasive surgery to the department and specialised in upper GI surgery, dealing with a wide range of complex cases referred to this tertiary centre.

In 1991 he moved to Preston and Chorley as a Consultant Surgeon and developed an upper GI surgery department that gained a reputation for teaching, training and excellent outcomes in oesophago-gastric surgery.

He was instrumental in implementing the Improving Outcomes Guidance in oesophago-gastric cancer that led to Preston being designated as the oesophago-gastric cancer centre for the Lancashire and South Cumbria Cancer Network in 2009.

He also set up and ran the highly successful Higher Surgical teaching programme in the North West Deanery that was ranked as the best in the UK in the PMETB National Trainee Survey in 2010.

Professor Mughal was invited to the position of Head of Upper GI Services at University College London Hospitals and took up the post in February 2011.

Since then he has led the specialist oesophago-gastric MDT at UCLH, which now delivers excellent outcomes generally and in the surgery of oesophago-gastric cancer. He has also developed a service for managing complex UGI cases, including oesophageal reconstruction.

Clinical interests

  • Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
  • Oesophageal and gastric cancer
  • Managing complications of upper GI surgery
  • Thyroid and parathyroid surgery

Current posts

  • Honorary Clinical Professor
    Division of Surgery and Interventional Science, University College London
  • Consultant Surgeon and Head of Upper GI Services
    University College London Hospitals

Medical training

Year qualified 1977
  • University of Manchester Medical School 1977

Languages spoken


Personal interests

Professor Mughal is a long distance runner who has run 15 marathons in the last 12 years and raised just over £20,000 for charity.

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