Omar FaizYear of primary qualification: 1994

Current institution: St Mark's Hospital, London, UK

Social media contact: LinkedIn

Title of presentation: New surgical approaches in Crohn's anal and recto-vaginal fistulae (Symposium: Controversies in Crohn's disease management)

Learning objectives: To understand the implications of Crohn's perianal disease; To develop an understanding of new approaches to the management of Crohn's anal fistulae; To develop an understanding of the management of Crohn's related recto-vaginal fistulae

Clinical/research background

Omar Faiz is a Consultant Surgeon at St Marks Hospital & Academic Institute and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College. His area of clinical interest is colorectal surgery, in particular the surgical management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), hereditary cancer syndromes and colorectal cancer.

Omar is Director of Research at St Mark's hospital. He has wide research interests and supervises PhD research fellows at Imperial College. He has published widely on colorectal cancer epidemiology, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, surgical outcome and surgical performance. He has authored over one-hundred-and-twenty-five peer-reviewed scientific publications, eleven book chapters and three medical text books.

Omar holds various leadership positions at a national level. He is the current Chairman of the Association of Coloproctologists of Great Britain and Ireland (ACPGBI) Inflammatory Bowel Disease subcommittee. He is an advisor to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). He is also Chair of the National Ileal Pouch Registry and represents the ACPGBI on the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Standards board and Audit. In addition, he chairs the surgery group within the Global Comparators (GC) partnership (an international surgical benchmarking group) and is an Associate Editor for the journal Colorectal Disease.

Relevant peer-reviewed publications

  1. Morar PS, Hodgkinson JD, Thalayasingam S, Koysombat K, Purcell M, Hart AL, Warusavitarne J, Faiz O. Determining Predictors for Intra-abdominal Septic Complications Following Ileocolonic Resection for Crohn's Disease-Considerations in Pre-operative and Peri-operative Optimisation Techniques to Improve Outcome. J Crohns Colitis. 2015 Jun;9(6):483-91. doi: 10.1093/ecco-jcc/jjv051. Epub 2015 Mar 21.
  2. Morar P, Faiz O, Hodgkinson J, Zafar N, Koysombat K, Purcell M, Hart A, Warusavitarne J. Concomitant colonic disease (Montreal L3) and re-resectional surgery are predictors of clinical recurrence following ileocolonic resection for Crohn's disease. Colorectal Dis. 2015 Aug 20. doi: 10.1111/codi.13094. [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Yassin NA, Askari A, Warusavitarne J, Faiz OD, Athanasiou T, Phillips RK, Hart AL. Systematic review: the combined surgical and medical treatment of fistulising perianal Crohn's disease. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2014 Oct;40(7):741-9. doi: 10.1111/apt.12906. Epub 20

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