Mr Azad Najmaldin received higher surgical training at the Wessex Regional Centre for Paediatric Surgery, England and the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, Australia. He also obtained a higher surgical degree at Southampton University.
Mr Najmaldin was appointed as a consultant paediatric and neonatal surgeon at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust in 1992. He introduced and popularised minimally invasive and robotic surgery in children in the UK and beyond. He also introduced and/or modified several techniques in laparoscopy, thoracoscopy and robotic surgery as well as techniques for penile reconstruction and hypospadias surgery.
Mr Najmaldin is regularly invited to speak to learning groups and societies, and he’s also a visiting surgeon and mentor to national and international paediatric surgery centres.
In addition, Mr Najmaldin regularly organises, directs and teaches at national and international training surgical workshops. He is also an examiner for the specialist examination in paediatric surgery.
He is the founder of the British Association of Paediatric Endoscopic Surgeons (past president) and is the founder and current president of the European Society of Paediatric Endoscopic Surgeons.
Mr Najmaldin has to-date published 52 articles, 107 abstracts, 4 CD Roms, several online publications, 28 book chapters and 3 surgical books. He also regularly reviews for scientific journals, and is an editorial board member for 2 international and 1 online journals. Mr Najmaldin also produced the first report on the role of simulation in paediatric surgical training for the speciality advisory committee at the Royal college of Surgeons, UK.
As well as accepting GP and tertiary referrals, Mr Najmaldin also provides medico-legal reports .