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Dr Muhammad Afzal

Consultant Gastroenterology

MBBS, FRCP, FEBGH, CCT gastroenterology and GIM.

Practices at: The Highfield Hospital

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Dr Muhammad Afzal is a clinical gastroenterologist with 20 years of experience in medicine and healthcare teaching. He is a graduate of Allama Iqbal Medical College, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan.

After doing his internship and medical resident training in Lahore, he moved to the UK in 2001. Here after passing the MRCP UK examination, he entered the specialist training programme in gastroenterology and general internal medicine in Oct 2003.

Rotating through 7 different hospitals in 3 different regions of the UK, he completed his training in Dec. 2009. During his training, he worked at tertiary referral centres including Freeman Hospital Newcastle, Bristol Royal Infirmary and St George’s University Hospital in London.

He was granted the CCT (Certificate of completion of training) in gastroenterology and GIM in Jan 2010. He was elected as fellow of the European Board of Gastroenterology and Hepatology in March 2011 and Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh in June 2013.

Since 2015, he has been working as a consultant in gastroenterology at the Royal Oldham hospital which is part of Northern Care Alliance NHS trust. He is the clinical lead for endoscopy and has the additional role of endoscopy training lead. He has an ongoing commitment to teaching and training of both under and postgraduate medical trainees.  

Clinical Interests

  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Peptic ulcer disease
  • Acid Reflux disease
  • Liver disorders, abnormal liver tests
  • Colonic symptoms and removal of colonic polyps
  • Endoscopic examination of stomach and colon
  • Endoscopy of bile duct for stone removal and stenting
  • PEG insertion
  • Stent insertion

Professional Memberships

  • General Medical Council UK
  • European Board of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

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