Bilal is a Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic surgeon specialising in knee and hip surgery.

Bilal is an NHS consultant at Salford Royal University Teaching NHS Trust, which is one of the leading hospital trusts in the UK. It serves as the MTC (Major Trauma Centre) for the Northwest of England, treating severe and complex cases of trauma surgery. He is the clinical lead responsible for elective surgery, national joint registry and enhanced recovery. He is also actively involved in teaching and training young doctors and surgeons of the future.

Bilal has a passion for research and has published numerous peer-reviewed publications, and presented at international, national and regional academic meetings, winning a number of awards.
He is currently involved in a number of multi-centre national trials, as well as collaborations with the universities of Manchester and Salford. His current work is looking into stem cell research and biomaterials. He has recently been appointed Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester.

about

Education

He grew up in Manchester, attending Bolton School where he was School Captain in his final year, excelling both academically and in sporting pursuits including representing his school at 1st XV rugby. He studied medicine at The University of Edinburgh from which he graduated in 2004.

After completing his house officer year, Bilal spent time at the University of Oxford undertaking a prosectorship, teaching anatomy, which developed his grounding and a passion for surgery. Following his basic surgical training, he gained entry into higher specialist training in Trauma and Orthopaedic surgery, both on the Northwest rotation.

Fellowship

He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and has completed a Fellowship in knee surgery, becoming a specialist in this field.
He completed his training in July 2014, and secured a position as a consultant at Salford Royal NHS Teaching Hospital.

Research

During his career, he has published numerous peer reviewed research articles and continues his interest in research. This includes current collaborations with the University of Manchester and Salford University looking into stem cell research and biomaterials.

Passion

It was as a medical student that Bilal’s passion for Orthopaedic surgery was ignited after injuring his knee in a football match. He required an ACL reconstruction to get him back to sport, and ever since he has understood the importance of getting people back to full activity; whether as a high level athlete or just to keep fit.

High Standards

Bilal ensures that his surgical practice is delivered to an exceptionally high standard, and prides himself on making the correct decisions for and with his patients, ensuring excellent clinical results and happy patients.

Qualifications

  • 2012FRCS (Trauma and Orthopaedics)
  • 2010Postgrad Teaching Certificate In Medical Education
  • 2008MRCS
  • 2004MB ChB

Awards

  • Peter Mallimson Bursary (Best Basic Science Paper)
  • European Shock Society Travel Award
  • Peter Mallimson Bursary (Best Basic Science Paper)

Membership of Professional Bodies

  1. General Medical Council (GMC)
  2. British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)
  3. British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK)
  4. Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd)
  5. European Society of Sports Traumatology Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA)