Mr Shajahan Wahed is a Consultant Oesophago-Gastric Surgeon in the NorthernOesophago-Gastric Unit (NOGU) at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh medical school with honours, having also obtained a First Class honours degree in Neuroscience.
Mr Wahed undertook anatomy demonstrating and basic surgical training in London before completing his higher surgical training in the North-East. This included a period of research in oesophageal cancer, for which he was awarded a Royal College of Surgeons of England Research Fellowship and his doctorate (MD) from Newcastle University.
Mr Wahed undertook a prestigious international Fellowship at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane to enhance his skills in minimally invasive cancer surgery and complex hiatal work before taking up his consultant post. He is part of the team carrying out minimally invasive surgery and is helping to establish robotic oesophago-gastric surgery at the RVI.
He has an interest in research and leads on the unit’s translational research in collaboration with Newcastle University. He acts as a supervisor for trainees or postgraduates undertaking a PhD or MD. He has authored numerous book chapters and peer-reviewed publications.
Mr Wahed is committed to training of basic and higher surgical trainees in the Northern Deanery. He is regularly invited to deliver courses to national and regional delegates at the Newcastle Surgical Training Centre (NSTC).
Mr Wahed is the Association of Upper GI Surgery Northern representative and sits on the Oesophago-Gastric Cancer subcommittee.
Mr Wahed’s special interests include oesophageal and stomach cancers, Barrett’s oesophagus, Achalasia, hiatal surgery, Gallstones, minimally invasive surgery, therapeutic endoscopy and endoscopic cancer resection.
He carries our clinical and translational research in oesophageal and gastric cancer.Upper gastrointestinal surgery service