Mr Omer Aziz is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at The Christie and Wilmslow Hospital. He is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester.
After he graduated from St. Mary's Hospital Medical School in 2000, he undertook specialist colorectal training in the North-West London deanery programme. Following this he went on to complete a PhD at Imperial College London in 2008. He passed his FRCS exam in 2011 and undertook a high volume laparoscopic Ethicon colorectal fellowship at St. Mark's Hospital in 2012. This was followed by another fellowship in intestinal failure, inflammatory bowel disease surgery, inherited cancers and polyposis, recurrent cancer, restorative proctocolectomy, and coloproctology.
Mr Aziz joined The Christie in 2014, one of Europe's largest comprehensive cancer hospitals. He is based at the Colorectal & Peritoneal Oncology Centre (CPOC) and is the Clinical Lead for Colorectal Surgery, and Endoscopy Lead. He specialises in complex minimally invasive (keyhole) and open surgical techniques to treat early, advanced, and recurrent tumours of the appendix, colon, rectum, and anus. He also treats tumours that have spread to the lining of the abdomen (peritoneum), for which he performs cytoreductive surgery with hyperthermic intra-peritoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC).
He has published over 100 peer-reviewed research papers, some of which have been used for clinical guidelines by the UK National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE). He was a member of the ‘Healthcare for London-A Framework for Action’ (2007) team reviewing the capital’s healthcare needs for the next decade. He also has an interest in translating research into treatments for patients and is a national laparoscopic colorectal surgery trainer.