Mr Sofat graduated from Manchester University in 1982. After a short period at Harvard, he continued with his training in the North West and in London. During this time he researched into brain tumours. He took up appointment as Consultant Neurosurgeon in Manchester in 1996 after a short fellowship in Memphis.
Mr Sofat’s main research and clinical interests include brain tumours, degenerative conditions of the lumbar spine, minimally invasive neurosurgery, traumatic injuries of the CNS and day case spinal surgery.