A Few Words


Dr. SK Farid Ahmed obtained his MBBS degree from Mymensingh medical college in 1992, then arrived in UK for postgraduate higher study and training in Surgery. He is working as an onoplastic breast surgeon at Buckinghamshire Hospitals NHS Trust in UK for the last 17 years. Prior to that, he has worked in various hospitals in Edinburgh, Borders, Yorkshire and Sunderland in various specialty for surgical training. He obtained his Surgical Fellowship (FRCS) from the Royal College of physicians and surgeons of Glasgow in 2000.
He carries out various Onco-plastic procedure such as skin sparing mastectomy, implant and acellular dermal matrix, LD reconstruction with or without implants, various therapeutic mammoplasties, augmentation/Reduction / symmetrisation procedures, breast conserving surgery with or without wire localisation as well as radio frequency seed localisation technique.

He works in number one unit in whole of UK as it has performed highest number of cases with one step nucleic acid amplification (OSNA) to stage axilla. He is a core member of breast MDT at BHNHST and also TOPS (Thames Valley Onco-plastic Surgery). He has published various papers and research (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Skfarid_Ahmed/publications) out comes and presented once at EBCC (SNB and OSNA). He is one of the faculty member of breast surgery courses run by the Royal College of surgeons of England. He is a co-investigator for POSNOC trial in the UK. He is also a co-investigator for LORIS trial which is looking at low risk DCIS to avoid surgery.

Teaching and training is his passion and working in Oxford deanery (HETV) as Tutor and a member of School of Surgery for a number of years. He is also a member of RCSEng professional affairs board, South Central. He was the Deputy Chair of one of branches of practice of British medical association and Chair of Strategy, Policy and procedure and active engagement with GMC, Health Education England, NHS employers and Academy of medical Royal colleges.

Currently, he has taken part in feasibility study at WGH for impalpable breast cancer localization with Radiofrequency seed (RF seed) as an alternative to wire localization and will be presenting this outcome data at ASOMA 2019 conference in addition to OSNA presentation.
Contribution in Bangladesh: His passion for teaching and training was extended to Bangladesh as he felt committed to deliver high quality patient care. Since then, he has run several live surgery workshops ( BSMMU, AKMMCH, Kurmitola General Hospital), oncology workshop with foreign faculties, delivered lectures to postgraduate students at BSMMU, signed MoU with BSMMU to train Surgeons in WGH Breast unit,UK. He attended three BICC meetings with active participation updating breast cancer management. So far he has trained 10 surgeons and radiologists in WGH breast unit as an ongoing commitment to help creating a multidisciplinary team management concept of breast cancer.
The first ever breast unit in Bangladesh is established-at AKMMCH and he signed a MoU, got appointed as an advisor and visiting consultant. He has achieved many accolades and breast cancer patients are benefiting UK standard treatment. Insertion of marker clips for neoadjuvant chemotherapy, wire guided wide local excision of impalpable cancers, Oncoplastic breast surgery like nipple skin sparing mastectomy and immediate implant reconstruction, are some examples done, first ever in Bangladesh by Dr. SK Farid Ahmed.