Oesophago-gastric surgery expert Javed Sultan has been appointed by NHS England as National Clinical Lead for upper gastrointestinal cancer.
The prestigious post will see him leading nationally on improving the complex oseophago-gastric (OG) 62-day pathway, reducing treatment variations within the UK and improving outcomes.
Mr Sultan joined Salford Royal, the largest OG centre in the UK, in 2018 and is now the unit lead for OG and bariatric surgery. He is the Greater Manchester Cancer Lead for OG cancer. and OG Lead for the Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon (AUGIS).
He’s a leader in the field of general and upper gastrointestinal surgery, including minimally invasive oesophagectomy, as well as weight-loss surgery.
His research interests include enhanced recovery, prehabilitation and weight loss surgery and he’s presented nationally and internationally. He is currently planning further research with Manchester Metropolitan University around prehabilitation with a novel feasibility randomised controlled trial, which is being set up as he supervises two PHD students.
Mr Sultan was trained in Newcastle upon Tyne by Professor Griffin OBE and was awarded the Gold Medal for the Intercollegiate Speciality Examination in General Surgery. He spent his first five years as a consultant in an internationally recognised unit, the Royal Surrey County Hospital, before moving to Salford Royal.