Omar Faiz is the current Medical Co-Director and a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at St Mark’s – The National Bowel Hospital (London). He is also Professor of Practice in Colorectal Surgery at Imperial College.
His areas of clinical interest within colorectal surgery are the surgical management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), hereditary cancer syndromes and colorectal cancer. He is an expert in minimally invasive surgical techniques.
He trained in General and Colorectal Surgery within London and undertook specialist colorectal fellowships at St Mark’s Hospital and Valencia University Hospital prior to taking up a consultant post at Imperial College in 2008 (St Mary’s Campus) and then taking up a consultant position at St Mark’s hospital in 2012.
Professor Faiz has wide research interests. He has supervised 20 PhD and MD research fellows at Imperial College and has a research H-index of 64. Omar has published approximately 300 papers in peer-reviewed journals and is an Associate Editor for Colorectal Disease journal. He is a regular invited speaker at national and international surgical conferences.
Professor Faiz holds, or has held, various leadership positions at a national and international level. He is the current Clinical Lead for Lower GI Cancer for NHS England and current Chair of the surgical committee for the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation (S-ECCO).

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