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Sherif Awad

Consultant Upper GI, Bariatric & Laparoscopic Surgeon, & Honorary Associate Professor,


  • workDepartment of Upper GI & Bariatric Surgery
    Royal Derby Hospital
    Uttoxeter Road
    DE22 3DT
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Sherif Awad is Consultant Upper Gastrointestinal, Bariatric & Laparoscopic Surgeon at Royal Derby Hospital, Derby; and Honorary Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham. He read at University of St.Andrews/Manchester undergraduate course and qualified in 2001. He undertook his surgical training in Manchester, the East-Midlands and London. He is a specialist in laparoscopic (keyhole) abdominal surgery, undertaking procedures that include oesophageal and stomach cancer surgery, bariatric (weight-loss) surgery, anti-reflux and hiatal hernia surgery (for heartburn and acid-reflux), as well as keyhole gallbladder and hernia surgery. His specialist training included undertaking two advanced keyhole fellowships (Upper GI/Bariatric) where he gained significant experience in advanced keyhole techniques.

Sherif has also completed a PhD (University of Nottingham) into the metabolic and cellular effects of preoperative carbohydrate drinks to research how to better prepare patients' metabolism for surgery. His research was awarded numerous international and national research prizes and medals (including the Moynihan Medal and Roesetrees Prize). He has over 50 peer-reviewed publications, 8 book chapters and delivered over 35 international presentations. He is an expert journal reviewer for numerous international surgical journals and is presently co-authoring international guidelines on enhanced recovery after bariatric surgery.

Expertise Summary

Perioperative nutrition and metabolic optimisation

Perioperative changes in Insulin sensitivity/resistance

Enhanced Recovery After Surgery

Physiological effects of bariatric/metabolic surgery

Metabolic effects of surgery for oesophageal and stomach cancer

Fluid and electrolyte physiology

Surgical teaching and assessment methods

Teaching Summary

Completed the TIPS, TACS, training the trainers and CCrISP instructor courses

Facutly member on regional CCrISP, Basic Surgical Skills and advanced laparoscopic courses

Deliver weekly teaching to CP1 and CP3 medical students at Derby as well as delivery of Central teaching to F2 and CT program

Research Summary

Presently undertaking NIHR-adopted clinical research studies into:

1) Mechanisms that determine changes in the magnitude of insulin resistance and inflammatory responses after major abdominal surgery (ISRCTN16597586)

2) Whether implementation of an intensive nutritional support program during neoadjuvant chemotherapy for oesophagogastric cancer influences development of insulin resistance/inflammation and surgical outcomes (ISRCTN15674981)

Recent Publications

Future Research

1) Investigating genetic and metabolic differences amongst responders and non-responders to bariatric/metabolic surgery

2) Establishment of a biobank for patients undergoing bariatric/metabolic surgery

3) Investigating genetic and proteomic responses to major abdominal surgery and the influence of these to physiological responses and surgical outcomes

4) Identification of patient-specific metabolic predictors of exaggerated inflammatory responses to major abdominal surgery

5) Development of assessment tools to chart surgical proficiency during advanced laparoscopic training

School of Medicine

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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