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Mr Abdul Hameed Sultan
Croydon University Hospital

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Abdul Sultan

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Abdul Sultan is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with a special interest in urogynaecology at Croydon (Mayday) University Hospital as well as honorary Reader at St George's University of London. He completed his basic medical training (MB.ChB) in South Africa prior to moving to the United Kingdom in 1984 and obtained the MRCOG degree in 1990. He subsequently took up a research post under the supervision of Professor Chris Hudson at St Bartholomews and Homerton Hospitals and Professors Clive Bartram and Mike Kamm at St Mark's Hospital. The research involved studying the effects of childbirth on the pelvic floor and anal sphincters. This led to a landmark paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine and to a Doctorate (MD) from the University of Natal. His pioneering work highlighted the deficiencies in training of doctors and midwives in detecting and repairing injuries to the perineum and anal sphincter after childbirth.

He is past executive committee member of the British Society of Urogynaecology (2007), International Consultation on Incontinence (since 2004 -), Past Scientific Advisory Committee (RCOG), the scientific committee of The International Urogynecologial Association (2008 -) and The President of Royal Society of Medicine (Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2015-2016).

He is currently a consultant in a busy tertiary referral urogynaecology department at Croydon University Hospital, with a large clinical workload, dealing with complex urogynaecological problems including tertiary referrals, teaching medical students, training junior doctors and undertaking clinical research. The unit is recognised for subspecialty training in urogynaecology and runs an active research programme. The Croydon continence team was recently awarded the hospital doctor award for "The Continence Team of the year (2005)". In addition he was awarded the prestigious UK Hospital Doctor of the Year award. Along with Ranee Thakar, he runs the popular perineal repair courses at Mayday Hospital. His publications include many original papers in peer reviewed journals and many contributions to book chapters. He has also co-edited a comprehensive textbook on perineal and anal sphincter trauma.

Mr Abdul Hameed Sultan declared on the Saturday 6th April 2019 that they had the following existing or known future financial relationships or affiliations:


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