Professor Amjad Parvaiz FRCS FRCS (Gen)

Dr. Paraviz is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon and Head of Robotic Surgery at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), Doha, Qatar. He is also a Visiting Consultant Surgeon at the University Hospital Dorset Poole NHS foundation trust in the UK. He is the Head of the Laparoscopic and Robotic Colorectal Unit at the Champalimaud Foundation in Lisbon, Portugal.

He has a vast experience in laparoscopic and robotic colorectal surgery with particular interest in training in minimally invasive techniques worldwide. He became the leading trainer in UK for delivering the most significant number of training procedures within the national training program (Lapco). Dr. Paraviz has performed and supervised more than 2000 laparoscopic colorectal resections and more than 1000 robotic colorectal resections. His clinical results are quoted as ones of the best in the world for short term hospital outcomes and long-term cancer survival.

Dr. Paraviz is keenly interested in research and training with over 150 publications in international reviewed journals and book chapters. He is also a member of Editorial Boards of several international review journals. He has supervised various research project leading to awards of MSc degrees. He has pioneered and established epicenters for minimally invasive surgery including laparoscopic and robotic colorectal surgery at Portsmouth, Poole in the UK and the Champalimaud Foundation in Lisbon, Portugal. Under his leadership, these centers have gained National and International reputations for teaching and training.

Dr. Paraviz's interest in teaching and training minimal access surgery led him to develop and design the robotic rectal training program for European colorectal surgeons. It led to the creation of the European Academy of Robotic Colorectal Surgery (EARCS). He has also established international centers of excellence of laparoscopic and robotic colorectal surgery in Europe, Russia, East Africa, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, and China. He has won numerous awards and honors worldwide.