Sherief Elsayed's Medical Education

One of the youngest ever graduates of medicine in the United Kingdom, Sherief Elsayed was a graduand of the University of Wales, College of Medicine (now Cardiff University) in the year 2000.

School: St Edmund's School, Canterbury, Kent, United Kingdom
A-Levels: Physics, Chemistry and Biology (All at Grade A)

1990 - 1995

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
MB BCh, University of Wales College of Medicine


Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
MRCS (Eng)


Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
FRCS (Trauma & Orthopaedics)


Certificate of Completion of Training & entry onto the
Specialist Register of the General Medical Council


Professional Memberships

Executive Committee Member, British Association of Spine Surgeons

Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England

Member of the British Association of Spine Surgeons

Member of the North American Spine Society

Member of AOSpine

Member of the British Medical Association

Member of the Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland

General Medical Council – Licence to Practice and on the Specialist Register

Postgraduate Education

Royal Gwent Hospital Basic Surgical Training Programme

August 2001 – July 2004


Nottingham Deanery Trauma & Orthopaedic Higher Specialist Training

Specialist Registrar to:


Mr C G Beauchamp, Mr S M As'ad, Chesterfield Royal Infirmary

July 2005 –
January 2006


Mr M Needoff, King's Mill Hospital, Sutton-in-Ashfield

January 2006 –
July 2006


Mr A Stephen, Derby Royal Infirmary, Derby

July 2006 –
January 2007


Mr Z Klezl, Derby Royal Infirmary, Derby

January 2007 –
August 2007


Mr J Hunter, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham

August 2007 –
February 2008


Mr C Heras-Palou, Mr T Lindau, Mr C Bainbridge,
Pulvertaft Hand Unit, Derby

February 2008 –
August 2008


Mr N A Quraishi, Centre for Spinal Studies and Surgery,
Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham

August 2009 –
February 2010


Mr G Geutjens & Mr T Wilton, Royal Derby Hospital, Derby

February 2010 –
August 2010


Mr P Manning, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham

August 2010 –
February 2011


Mr A P Westbrook, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham

February 2011 –
August 2011


Mr P J Radford, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham

August 2011 –
February 2012


Prof C G Moran, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham

February 2012 –
August 2012

Advanced Spine Fellowship

Centre for Spinal Studies and Surgery

Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, United Kingdom

August 2012 –
February 2014


Sherief Elsayed undertook his Advanced Spine training at the world-renowned Centre for Spinal Studies and Surgery, Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham. Eighteen months of Fellowship training included 12 months of deformity training directly under the supervision of leading lights in Spinal Surgery - Mr Hossein Mehdian, Mr Michael Grevitt and Mr Phil Sell. Amongst other topics, he learned all he knows about degenerative spine pathology from Mr Magnum Tsegaye.

Sherief Elsayed expresses great gratitude to all the other consultants there, whose contributions to the daily Multi-Disciplinary Team meeting (and more) helped him to have a well-rounded training in the complex field of Spinal Surgery: Mr Bronek Boszczyk, Mr Masood Shafafy, and Mr Nasir Quraishi.

A highly active and respected member of the unit, Sherief helped to mentor numerous Junior Doctors and Fellows during their time in Nottingham and beyond.

Following on from Fellowship training, Sherief Elsayed undertook a 6 month post as a Locum Consultant Spinal Surgeon in Nottingham.

It is during his time in Nottingham that he founded NSpine.

Now settled in Brighton, Sherief Elsayed applies his expertise to a substantive post as a Consultant Spinal Surgeon.

Courses Attended

Invited Speaker, EMS-UK, 'The Spine: the Good, the Bad & the Ugly', London, 2016

Complications in Spine Surgery, Globus, London, 2016

SpineWeek, Singapore, 2016

Advanced MIS Techniques, Globus MERC Course, USA, 2016

Leading the way too, Brighton, 2016

BritSpine, Nottingham, 2016

Medical Leadership & Engagement, Brighton, 2016

NSpine, Course Director, 2015

Invited Speaker, Egyptian Trauma Society, 'Spinal Trauma', Cairo, 2015

Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy, London, 2014

Full-endoscopic Operations of the Lumbar and Cervical Spine, Germany, 2014

Vexim VCF: Controlled Anatomical Restoration, Nottingham 2014

2nd International Symposium for Cervical and Lumbar Arthroplasty, Barcelona, 2014

Miller UK Review Course, Convenor & Lecturer, 2014

Consultant Interview Course, 2014

Dr Sara Watkin Interview Coaching, 2014

AOSpine Masters Course, Davos, Switzerland 2013

Scoliosis Research Society, Lyon, France 2013

NSpine, Course Director, Nottingham, 2013

Invited Faculty, Chesterfield & Sheffield Clinical Course, 2013

Surgi-C Spinal Deformity Course, Cardiff, 2013

Miller UK Review Course, Convenor & Lecturer, 2013

'The Aging Spine' Cadaveric Course, Vienna, 2013

Society for Back Pain Research AGM, Isle of Man, 2012

North American Spine Society, Dallas, 2012

Dubai Spine Masters, Dubai, UAE 2012

Management Masterclass for Consultants, Manchester, 2012

Advanced Trauma Life Support, Nottingham, 2012

Miller UK Review Course, Convenor & Lecturer, 2012

Miller UK Review Course, Convenor, 2011

Wirral FRCS Clinical & Viva Review Course, 2011

Orthopaedic Research Council Basic Science Course, 2011

Chesterfield & Sheffield FRCS Review Course, 2011                                                                       

Kyphoplasty Course, The Netherlands, 2010

Hand Therapy, Pulvertaft Hand Unit, Derby, 2008

Fluoroscan Course, Pulvertaft Hand Unit, Derby, 2008

Mini-fragment Course, Pulvertaft Hand Unit, Derby, 2008

Paediatric Orthopaedics, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, 2007

Casting Techniques for Specialist Registrars, Bradford, November 2005

Basic Arthroscopy Course, November 2004

AO Operative Fracture Management Course, July 2004, Leeds

Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient, July 2002

Advanced Trauma Life Support, September 2001

Basic Surgical Skills, December 2001


Sherief Elsayed



NHS Practice

Private Practice

Awards & Achievements

Medical Education

Research Activity




Patient Information

Spinal Conditions

Endoscopic Spinal Surgery

Cervical Spine

Thoracic & Lumbar Spine

Spinal Deformities

Spinal Fractures

Spinal Injections




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Sherief Elsayed's Achievements

  • Fellowship-trained Consultant Spinal Surgeon

  • Lead Clinician for Spinal Surgery, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals

  • Executive Committee Member - British Association of Spine Surgeons

  • Ambassador, City of Nottingham, City of Brighton & Hove

  • Experienced Medicolegal Expert

  • Winner, British Association of Spinal Surgeons / British Scoliosis Society Presidents' Travelling Fellow, 2015

  • International Editor, Miller Review of Orthopaedics, 6th Edition – the seminal Orthopaedic text

  • Personally taught over 11,000 medical students and doctors

  • Winner, Lecturer of the Year, Joint 1st Place, Miller UK Orthopaedic Review Course 2012

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Mr Sherief Elsayed, Consultant Spine Surgeon