Professor Irfan Ahmed

Consultant Laparoscopic and HPB Surgeon

MBBS, MSc (Surgery), FCPS (Surgery), FRCSEng, MD, FRCS (HPB)

Personal profile

Mr Irfan Ahmed completed his higher degree (MD) at the University of Leeds and worked with an internationally renowned team researching organ preservation leading the pioneering work on Liver preservation techniques. He completed his higher surgical training in Mid Trent higher surgical rotation, before being appointed as Consultant Surgeon in NHS Grampian.

Mr Ahmed specialises in complex liver, pancreas and bile duct diseases with a specialist interest in advanced laparoscopic surgical techniques (key hole surgery) and the development of modern surgical innovations. He has pioneered various special techniques in virtual scarless surgery and is among a handful of surgeons who have introduced these techniques worldwide.

Mr Ahmed holds academic appointments at the University of Aberdeen as senior lecturer and clinical tutor at the University of Edinburgh. He has extensive experience in research and leads various research groups collaborating with international institutions. With more than 100 peer review publications (book chapters, review, editorials, original articles, etc…) and more than 150 scientific presentations, he remains on the forefront of latest surgical developments and innovations.

He is also a part of the One Stop Gallstone Clinic and Chronic Pancreatitis Clinic. 

Clinical Interests


  • Modern innovations in surgery
  • Gallstone disease
  • Stem cell treatments in liver diseases
  • Multi centre clinical trials
  • Transitional research in liver diseases

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Professional Memberships

  • International Hepato-pancreatico-biliary Association
  • Great Britain and Ireland hepato-pancreatico-biliary surgery
  • Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery
  • British Medical Association

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