Focus Evening - 6.00 for 6.30pm @ The Wynnstay

Mon 2nd March 2020 at 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm

Our guest 'victim' tonight was one of our own - Professor Wagih El Masri. A fascinating evening! MEETING TONIGHT IN THE PADDOCK ROOM - OFF THE MAIN BAR

Focus Evening

From Prof El Masri's linkedIn

About

Following 12 years of training in Spinal Injuries & its allied Specialities in London,Oxford, Stoke Mandeville and in the USA I was accredited in General Surgery & Spinal Injuries (SI) by the RCS Ed 1982
Personally treated over 10,000 SCI patients in the acute,subacute &chronic stages. Developed and led the Service of the Midlands Centre for Spinal Injuries between 1983 & 2014.Practiced injury to end of life treatment to attain maximum neurological recovery, good health & independence throughout life.
Published >130 manuscripts & Chapters. Author:Clinical Prognostic Indicators of neurological recovery, Physiological Instability of the Spinal Cord & Value of Active Physiological Conservative Management of the medical & non medical effects of SCI http://journals.sagepub.com/eprint/V9qda2SDWRT7fEMYttqF/full
Independent Expert on Spinal Injuries reporting to the Court for both Plaintiffs' and Defendants' since 1980
Member of a number of Medical & Surgical Societies
President of the International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS) between 2008 & 2010
Supervisor MSc thesis & examiner of PhD & Doctorates Thesis in the UK & overseas.
Raised over £5.5 million from Charity to rebuild & equip the MCSI & Transhouse Bungalows
Founder member Charities:Transhouse & SPIRIT that supports education training & research.

Awarded the Paul Harris Fellowship of the Rotary Club 1999,Medal of ISCoS 2002, Hon. Fellowship RCP 2005 , National Hospital Doctor Team Award for Innovation in 2005, Oswestry Mayor’s community award 2007,“Freeman of the borough of Oswestry” in 2009, Outstanding achievement award of the Chinese Society of Spinal Injuries in 2012. Outstanding Consultant Award from the Spinal Injuries Association 2014. My Service and I are nationally and internationally acknowledged & quoted the in House of Lords as examples of good practice(Hansard): 8th April 2003, vol 647, no.79, p204; 9th March 2006 vol 679,no 117,p88 & 28th February 2009.

Experience

    Keele University

    10 years
        Clinical Professor of Spinal Injuries

        Dec 2010 – Present 9 years 4 months

        Clinical Professor of Spinal Injuries

        2010 – Present 10 years

        Advising and supervising Clinical and Basic Science research and audit in Spinal Injuries. Teaching. Lecturing about neurological and other outcomes of traumatic spinal injuries in the UK and overseas. Contributing to the Literature. Promoting Evidence Based ractive

        Advising and supervising Clinical and Basic Science research and audit in Spinal Injuries. Teaching. Lecturing about neurological and other outcomes of traumatic spinal injuries in the UK and overseas. Contributing to the Literature. Promoting Evidence Based ractive

Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic & District Hospital NHS Trust
    Consultant Surgeon in Spinal Injuries


    Sep 1983 – Mar 2014 30 years 7 months

    Provided Medical & Surgical treatment of patients with spinal cord injury,multisystem physiological impairment/malfunction & sensory loss.
    Established Directed and Supervised an Integrated System of Management (monitoring and treatment) of medical and non medical aspects of paralyis in the acute,subacute and chronic phase
    Took responsibility for the Administrative Management of a Multidisciplinary team (MDT) of Health Care Professionals (HCP) responsible for delivery of a population based SI Service

    Established acknowledged culture of excellence,care,compassion & humanity

    Established a programme of patient education

    Established a liasion service with the community & other hospitals

    Developed a 24 hours phone in service for patients in time of crisis

    Personally involved in theTeaching &Training of HCP from all disciplines & members of the MDT

    Raised charitable funds (over £5.5 million) for: rebuilding the MCSI, equipment & to develop two purpose built bungalows for transitional housing .This helped reduce hospitalisation & Institutionalisation

    Established a programme of clinical research & basic scientific research in collaboration with scientists

    Observed,documented and published the clinical prognostic indicators of neurological recovery in the first 72 hours following injury. Demonstrated in various publications that neurological recovery occurs in the presence of traumatic: spinal canal encroachment , cord compression & biomechanical instability when the SI is adequately treated with Active Physiological Conservative Managgement & complications from the multisystem physiological impairment/malfunction are prevented.

    Enabled SPIRIT charity to support over 100 health care professionals from all disciplines and from over 40 countries to acquire knowledge,training & experience in the management of patients with SI.

    Advised & assisted in the development of SI services in both developed & developing countries

    Provided Medical & Surgical treatment of patients with spinal cord injury,multisystem physiological impairment/malfunction & sensory loss.
    Established Directed and Supervised an Integrated System of Management (monitoring and treatment) of medical and non medical aspects of paralyis in the acute,subacute and chronic phase
    Took responsibility for the Administrative Management of a Multidisciplinary team (MDT) of Health Care Professionals (HCP) responsible for delivery of a population based SI Service

    Established acknowledged culture of excellence,care,compassion & humanity

    Established a programme of patient education

    Established a liasion service with the community & other hospitals

    Developed a 24 hours phone in service for patients in time of crisis

    Personally involved in theTeaching &Training of HCP from all disciplines & members of the MDT

    Raised charitable funds (over £5.5 million) for: rebuilding the MCSI, equipment & to develop two purpose built bungalows for transitional housing .This helped reduce hospitalisation & Institutionalisation

    Established a programme of clinical research & basic scientific research in collaboration with scientists

    Observed,documented and published the clinical prognostic indicators of neurological recovery in the first 72 hours following injury. Demonstrated in various publications that neurological recovery occurs in the presence of traumatic: spinal canal encroachment , cord compression & biomechanical instability when the SI is adequately treated with Active Physiological Conservative Managgement & complications from the multisystem physiological impairment/malfunction are prevented.

    Enabled SPIRIT charity to support over 100 health care professionals from all disciplines and from over 40 countries to acquire knowledge,training & experience in the management of patients with SI.

    Advised & assisted in the development of SI services in both developed & developing countries

Education

    Medical School Cairo University
    Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.)

    1963 – 1970
    De La Salle
    De La Salle

    1951 – 1963

Licenses & Certifications

    FRCS Ed FRCP
    FRCS Ed FRCP

Languages

    English
    Native or bilingual proficiency
    French
    Arabic