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Areas of Expertise
Mr Shahnawaz Rasheed performs a range of treatments, including:
- Laparoscopic surgery
- Colorectal surgery
- Robotic surgery
- Colorectal cancer management
- Abdominal wall and groin hernia repair
Some of the conditions he commonly treats are:
- Complex, locally advanced colorectal cancer
- Bowel cancer
- Advanced rectal cancer
- Anal cancer
- HIV-related anal pathology
- Crohn’s disease
- Ulcerative colitis
- Diverticular disease
- Rectal bleeding
- Anal pain
Mr Shahnawaz Rasheed BClinSci MBBS DIC PhD FRCS is a consultant surgeon at The Royal Marsden and a senior lecturer in the Department of Surgery and Cancer at Imperial College London. He is also an honorary consultant managing emergency surgical cases at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and The Royal Brompton Hospital, London.
He was awarded his medical degree by St Bartholomew’s and The London Hospitals’ Medical School, in 1997. Subsequently, he was admitted as a member and then a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He was awarded a PhD by Imperial College London for research on colorectal cancer undertaken at St Mark’s Hospital, London, in conjunction with the Weatherall Institute, Oxford, and the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre, Hertfordshire.
He has an interest in global health and oversees development projects in low and middle income countries, as well as leading a global disaster response team and running courses on disaster response medicine.
He is the global medical director of the NGO Humanity First; permanent council member for the G4 Alliance which advocates for surgery, anaesthesia, obstetrics and trauma in low and middle income countries; and the lead for the Forum on International Crisis Management at the Institute for Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London. He also has an interest in improving delivery of care following international disasters.
Research and Awards
Mr Rasheed’s current research areas focus on:
- Colorectal cancer
- Compassionate clinical care
- Prognosis in colorectal cancer
- Imaging in colorectal cancer
- Improving communication
- Global health
Getting to know Mr Shahnawaz Rasheed
Mr Shahnawaz Rasheed enjoys travelling, sports and global health improvement.