Mr Shahid Farid

Mr Shahid Farid

Consultant General and Liver Surgeon

BSc(Hons) Med Sc, MBChB, MD, FRCS

Specialises in

  • Liver resection and transplantation
  • Gallbladder surgery
  • Liver disease
  • Pancreatic and biliary surgery
  • Hernia surgery

I was appointed as a Consultant Surgeon in General Surgery with specific expertise in all aspects of Liver, Gallbladder and Transplantation Surgery at the St James's University Hospital in 2018. I specialise in gallbladder surgery for gallstone disease and liver surgery including liver resection and transplantation for benign and cancer conditions. In addition I provide a wide range of general surgical expertise in abdominal and groin hernia surgery and have a special interest in redo hernia surgery and in complex patients such as immunosuppressed, obesity and kidney and liver disease.

I perform a high volume of gallbladder surgery every year and provide a regional service for Yorkshire hospitals for more complex gallbladder problems, and currently engaged in national initiatives to improve patient safety and quality in gallbladder surgery.

I routinely perform liver resection (open and laparoscopic liver surgery) and liver transplantation in my main NHS practice, can provide second opinions for complex liver and biliary disease, and act as an expert witness for medical legal matters. I am fully experienced and confident in carrying out surgery to excise lumps and bumps of the skin and body and toe nail surgery.

I graduated from the universities of St Andrews and Manchester and completed surgical training in the East Midlands and Leeds. I was appointed as a Consultant Surgeon in Leeds to one of the largest units in Europe providing specialist services in liver and gallbladder disease, published over 60 peer reviewed publications, book chapters and textbooks and present nationally and internationally on a regular basis.

I am currently an Examiner for the University of Leeds Medical School and Faculty Member of the National Organ Retrieval Service Masterclass Training Group and National Councillor for Organ Retrieval at the British Transplant Society. I am committed to shaping the future of surgical practice in liver and gallbladder surgery in the UK and an active member of the Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons of Great Britain.


General Medical Council Number: 6077673

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Shahid Farid at Spire include:

General surgery

Other treatments

  • Liver adenoma excision
  • Liver cyst removal (Fenestration)
  • Liver resection
  • Second opinions for complex liver and biliary disease (cancer and non cancer conditions)
  • Upper abdominal pain investigation

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Additional information

Gallstone surgery
General surgery
Hernia repair surgery
Laparoscopic surgery
Liver disease
Minimal access surgery
Pancreatic and biliary surgery

Special clinical interests: Liver adenoma removal, Liver cyst removal and Liver resection.

BSc (Hons) Med Sc / University of St Andrews / 2000
BSc (Hons) Medical Sciences

MBChB / University of Manchester / 2003
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery

MD / University of Leeds / 2013
Doctor of Medicine

FRCS (General and Transplantation) / Royal College of Surgeons England / 2017
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons England

Professional memberships

British Transplant Society

International Liver Transplant Society (ILTS)

Great Britain Hepatopancreaticobiliary Association (GBHPBA)

Association of Upper Gastrintestinal Surgeons (AUGIS)

The Leeds and District Medico Legal Society

Professional leadership

Clinical Lead for Yorkshire Region National Organ Retrieval Service
National Councillor for Organ Retrieval for British Transplant Society
British Transplant Society Representative to NHSBT Organ Retrieval Advisory Group

St James's University Hospital.

Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Leeds.

In my work as a surgeon, precision and focus are critical, but I've always believed that balance is equally important. Family brings that balance, and time with them reinforces what is important to all of us: health and happiness.

Private secretary Marcelle Teale
Private secretary telephone 07742419021
Private secretary email