An overview of the journey thus far... However if you would like to view Dr Qureshi's full CV it can be found here. I've written this page in the third person to vary my writing style but also because you feel less pompous detaching yourself as a passive observer....
Dr Assad Qureshi was born and raised in London and went on to study medicine at the internationally renowned Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals in London. He then went on to complete both his Basic and Higher surgical training in the East Midlands. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and was awarded his Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) from the General Medical Council, UK in 2016.
Dr Assad undertook subspeciality training at the Sheffield Children's Hospital where he was awarded the prestigious National Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopedics - the first and oldest subspeciality training programme for Pediatric Orthopedics in the UK. Subsequently he was appointed as the first full time Pediatric Orthopedic Consultant at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. He was Clinical Lead for Pediatric Orthopedics running a tertiary service for complex cases referred from across the East Midlands Region. He is a member of both the British Society of Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery and British Society of Surgery for Cerebral Palsy.
Dr Qureshi’s clinical practice is focussed on Children’s Orthopaedics. His clinical practice is currently based in the American Hospital, Dubai in the United Arab Emirates where his goal is to set up the most advanced comprehensive Pediatric Orthopedic Service in the UAE.
Dr Qureshi's specific interests include:
- Surgical management of developmental hip dysplasia
- Treatment of hip migration and gait disorders in cerebral palsy
- Surgical management of foot and ankle deformity in childhood including relapsed/residual clubfoot, symptomatic flatfeet, tarsal coalition and neuromuscular deformity
- Limb reconstruction for congenital deformity and shortening including circular frame treatment
Dr Qureshi has cosiderable experience in delivering Pedaitric Orthopedic Care with achievements including
- Setting up the "one stop" hip dysplasia clinic in Leicestershire where babies have their hips scanned by a sonographer, images interpreted in real time by a Consultant Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon alongside a specialist Nurse who applies and monitors Pavlik harness treatment.
- Introducing and popularising single stage hip reconstruction for late presenting congenital dislocation in walking age children referred from across the East Midlands Region.
- Setting up the Ponseti clubfoot clinic in Leicester as a one clinician - same technique - structured follow up based on the Ponseti methodology.
- Faculty member in the fortnightly East Midlands Gait Analysis MDT meeting generating treatment recommendations for gait optimisation in children with neuromuscular conditions.
- Single event multi level surgery (SEMLS) for correction of multi-level deformity and gait disturbance in Cerebral palsy including distal femoral extension osteotomy, patella tendon advancement, rectus transfer and foot deformity correction.
- Bilateral hip reconstruction for hip migration in Cerebral palsy with emphasis on reconstruction rather than salvage procedures (proximal femoral excision).
- Introducing "a la carte" biological reconstruction for symptomatic flatfoot in Leicestershire.
- Anatomical 3d printing guided surgery for complex lower limb deformity.
- Introducing standardised radiology protocols for lower limb deformity analysis.
- Paediatric limb reconstruction service accepting referrals from across the East Midlands Region for complex limb lengthening and deformity correction.
- Tertiary referral service for complex Pediatric Trauma from across the Region with specific expertise in Pediatric elbow injuries, ankle triplane injuries and elastic nailing.
Research and Teaching
Mr Qureshi retains an active interest in scientific research having successfully completed Batchelors (Neuroscience) and Masters degrees (Orthopaedic Engineering). He was awarded his PHd having completed an NIHR funded project investigating bioresorbable composites as fracture fixation devices. He has several peer reviewed publications in leading orthopaedic journals (JBJS Am, ESJ, JHS Am) and has won several best paper prizes for his research at national and international meetings (BASS, BORS, BOFAS, MEPOS). He has been a regular contributor to both the undergraduate medical programme (University of Leicester) and postgraduate teaching. He has taught and examined on the Sheffield Paediatric Orthopaedic Course, the Sherwood FRCS course and the Chesterfield FRCS revision course. He has been a guest lecturer for Pediatric Orthopedics on the Dundee MCh course.
Life away from work
Mainly spent with family and thinking time for better defining my purpose in life. Yes, admittedly deliberately ambiguous hoping that it adds to my mystique but mainly beacuse of my belief that my personal life is, predictably and sensibly, only important to myself.