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Consultant Spinal Surgeon

Honorary Clinical Associate Professor

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Contact Details:

NHS Hospital                                                      Private Hospital

Nottingham University Hospital     NHS Trust Nottingham Woodthorpe Hospital   
Centre for Spinal Studies & Surgery                                            748 Mansfield Road
Queen's Medical Centre Campus      Woodthorpe
Nottingham     Nottingham
NG7 2UH                                                                                     NG5 3FZ
Tel.: +44 115 9249924 / 65160 (Laura Hallam - Secretary)         Tel:  +44 115 9209209 (Alison Glynn - secretary)
+44 115 9709991

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Mr Nasir Quraishi specialises in all aspects of spine surgery from base of skull to sacrum , including:

Minimally invasive surgery incl. vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty
Degenerative spine (cervical/lumbar) disease
Spinal oncology, trauma and infection
Spinal deformity surgery

Mr Quraishi completed his training in Imperial College London, Cambridge/East Anglia and Manchester . Following this, he received advanced spinal neurosurgery fellowship training in Toronto , specializing in minimally invasive spine surgery, complex spinal reconstruction and paediatric spinal deformity surgery. 

Mr Quraishi began as a Consultant Spine Surgeon in Oxford. A year later, he was awarded the prestigious Norman Capner Travelling Fellowship by the Royal College of Surgeons in England to the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore , USA . Here, he was able to refine his surgical technique with the management of complex spinal tumours and reconstruction. In 2008, he volunteered to work in Malawi , Africa , as the second spine surgeon in the country (to over 10 million people). He has also been visiting surgeon to the spinal units in Bologna, Italy and Vancouver, Canada. In 2014, he was awarded the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) Travelling Fellowship visiting 4 host spinal surgery departments in the USA and Canada.

Mr Quraishi is an award winning international presenter, author of several publications in peer reviewed journals and a faculty member of numerous international spine societies. Completed a Master of Laws, with an honours thesis on 'Clinical Negligence and the Spine surgeon', and currently undertaking a part-time PhD in 'Outcome & Health Related Quality of Life Following Surgery in Spinal Cancers.'


Medical Qualifications:

2010  PhD (in progress)
2005-2008  LLM (Master In Laws)
2006  FRCS (Tr & Orth)
1999  MRCS
1997-1998  USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Examination)
1990-1996  MB ChB  
1992-1993  BSc (Hons)


Specialist Posts

Cambridge/East Anglia Higher Surgical Rotation in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery - Specialist Registrar - Aug 2001 - July 2006

Charing Cross and Hammersmith Hospitals Senior House Officer Surgical Rotation - Senior House Officer - Aug 1997 - Aug 2001


Sub-speciality Posts

Visiting Spine Surgeon - August - September 2012
Vancouver General Hospital and BC Children's Hospital,
Vancouver, Canada

Invited Spine Surgeon - Dec 2008
Queen Elizabeth Hospital,
Malawi, Africa

Spinal Oncology Travelling Fellowship - Nov 2008
Johns Hopkins Hospital,
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Spinal Oncology Visiting Fellowship - Oct 2008
Bologna, Italy

Fellowship in Spine Surgery - Toronto, Canada - July 2006 - July 2007
Combined Spinal Neurosurgery and Orthopaedic Fellow  
Toronto Western Hospital / The Sick Kids Hospital,
Toronto, Canada


Previous Consultant Post

Consultant Spine Surgeon (Locum) - Nov 2007 - Oct 2008
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and John Radcliffe Hospital,
Headington, Oxford, OX3 7LD  


Professional Memberships

GMC: 4306339
British Medical Association
British Orthopaedic Association
British Association of Spine Surgeons
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
North American Association of Spine Surgeons
AO Spine - Gold Faculty member
European Spine Society
Scoliosis Reseach Society


Professional Positions

Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, University of Nottingham
European Spine Journal, Assistant Editorial Board
Lead for Spinal Research and Trials
Lead for Spinal Product Group
Chair of Network Site Specific Group (for metastatic spine disease) in the East Midlands
UK representative for AOSpine Primary Tumour Study Group
Global Spinal Tumour Study Group
Clinical Lead for Spinal Oncology
Faculty for AO Spine Europe
Faculty for AO Spine The Knowledge Forum for Spinal Tumours
Faculty for Future Surgeons/Basic Surgical Skills Courses


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Publications and Presentations