Last updated: Feb 2017
Zaf Naqui has been a Consultant Hand, Wrist & Upper Limb Surgeon since 2008. He has a super-specialist interest in hand and wrist injuries, arthritis, wrist pain and wrist arthroscopy which he manages alongside all common hand conditions including emergencies. He treats elite professional athletes including cricketers, rugby league, cycling, motor cross, boxing, UFC, climbers, tennis players and footballers.
His NHS practice is at Salford Royal Foundation Trust (Hope Hospital), one of the leading teaching hospitals of the University of Manchester. His roles include Specialty Tutor and Lead for Clinical Governance & Patient Safety in Trauma & Orthopaedics.
He is an examiner for both the British and the European Board Hand Diploma and a committee member for the ‘BSSH Instructional courses in Hand Surgery‘. He is the founder and convenor for the ‘BSSH Masterclasses in Hand Surgery‘ training other hand surgeons. He is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester. Mr Naqui is Chair of the North West Surgical Hand Society and SAS Hand Manchester. Mr Naqui is the SM Editor for the prestigous Journal of Hand Surgery(E).
He is a faculty member on a number of surgical courses, including the preparation of senior surgical trainees for European and British Hand Diploma as well as the specialist FRCS Orthopaedic exam. He has a keen interest in undergraduate and post-graduate teaching as well as surgical training, lecturing in the UK and abroad.
Mr Naqui was awarded dual postgraduate certification in Hand Surgery from both the British and the European Boards of Hand Surgery in 2013 becoming the first Consultant Surgeon to hold these awards. In 2016 Mr Naqui was awarded the first ever ‘Master of Hand Surgery’ from the BSSH and University of Manchester for his research into wrist ligament injury (scapholunate dissociation).
He has completed a Masters degree in Orthopaedic Engineering, published his research in numerous journals and presented it within the UK and internationally. One of his research projects evaluated the latest techniques of wrist ligament injury.
Mr Naqui is from Manchester and attended The Manchester Grammar School before studying medicine at University College London. He underwent higher specialist training in Orthopaedics in the North West. After this, he undertook a 12 month Hand and Upper Limb Fellowship at Wrightington Hospital followed by a Fellowship in Plastic Hand Surgery.
Mr Naqui has also won fellowships at Harvard University and was awarded the prestigious British STACK Fellowship in 2013 and the American Board International ASSH Fellowship in 2014.
Mr Naqui is a member of The British Society for Surgery of the Hand, European Wrist Arthroscopy Society and The International Society for Sport Traumatology of the Hand.
His hobbies centre on his children, squash and trekking. In 2009 Mr Naqui trekked to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and continues to attempt to encourage his girls to share his passion for trekking.