Abdul Aziz Zafar, MBBS, MRCP (UK), FRCP (UK)
After qualifying from Khyber Medical College in Peshawar, Pakistan, Dr. Zafar moved to the UK in 1993 and completed his medical training and MRCP. He was appointed as consultant in acute medicine in 2003 at Dudley Group of Hospitals. He helped in establishing an acute medical unit at Dudley, one of the first of its kind. After working for seven years in Dudley, he took up the post of Acute Physician at Warwick General Hospital in 2010. He was the clinical lead for acute medicine and embarked upon several service development ventures, helping in establishing a new acute medical unit. Numerous service improvement initiatives were taken in his tenure such as extending the consultant cover from 8am to 8pm, consultant led and delivered service at the front door, seven day working and consultant cover of the acute medical unit on the weekends, and development of different clinical pathways for common medical illnesses such as pulmonary embolism pathway, community antibiotics service, cellulitis pathway, first seizure and upper GI bleed pathway. These pathways were instrumental in the early and safe discharge of patients and reducing length of stay.
He has MRCP, FRCP from Royal College of Physicians London and a Diploma in Geriatrics as well. He has been a supervisor for Acute Medicine Registrars and an active member of the Acute Medicine Committee of Midlands Deanery. He has been appointed as honorary senior lecturer by University of Birmingham and University of Warwick. He has been an examiner of final professional MBBS at University of Warwick.
Apart from hospital medicine, he has a qualified GP and has MRCGP, giving him a unique combination of a primary and secondary care.
He is member of the Society of Acute Medicine and a member of the appointment advisory committee of Royal College of Physicians, London.