Sherif Awad is a specialist Laparoscopic (keyhole), Upper Gastrointestinal and Bariatric (weight loss) Surgeon. He qualified from the University of St.Andrews (BSc MedSci) and Manchester (MBChB Hons) and undertook his surgical training in Manchester, the East-Midlands and London.
He is a fellowship trained surgeon having completed two fellowships in advanced Laparoscopic (keyhole) and Bariatric (weight loss) Surgery. He leads the East-Midlands Bariatric & Metabolic Institute (EMBMI), a regional Centre that provides bariatric services to patients from the East-Midlands, and runs an in house bariatric fellowship training program to train other surgeons. He is an instructor on courses for advanced laparoscopic skills and delivers regional talks on Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery to other disciplines and GP’s.
Sherif is also Honorary Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Nottingham. He completed his PhD into the metabolic and cellular effects of carbohydrate-based preconditioning drinks that are used in Enhanced Recovery (ERAS) Protocols. Sherif has co-authored numerous papers (see research) including international guidelines on Enhanced Recovery After Bariatric Surgery. He has research expertise on other topics such as perioperative nutrition, enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS), insulin resistance and the physiological and metabolic effects of bariatric and metabolic surgery. Sherif’s research has been awarded numerous national and international prizes including the prestigious 2010 Moynihan Medal of the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI). Sherif is an expert journal reviewer many journals including the British Journal of Surgery, British Medical Journal, and International Journal of Obesity.
Sherif is a member of the Association of Upper GI Surgeons (AUGIS), the British Obesity and Metabolic Surgery Society (BOMSS) and the International Federation for Surgery of Obesity (IFSO).