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Consultant Spine Surgeon
& Honorary Professor

Nasir A. Quraishi

Consultant Spine Surgeon & Honorary Professor at The Centre for Spinal Studies and Surgery, Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK

Mr Nasir Quraishi specialises in all aspects of spine surgery from base of skull to sacrum including:

  • Minimally invasive surgery incl. vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty
  • Degenerative spine (cervical/lumbar) disease
  • Spinal oncology, trauma and infection
  • Spinal deformity surgery

Mr Quraishi completed his training in Imperial College London, Cambridge/East Anglia and Manchester. Following this, he received advanced spinal orthopaedic and spinal neurosurgery fellowship training in Toronto, specializing in minimally invasive spine surgery, complex spinal reconstruction and spinal deformity surgery.

Mr Quraishi began as a Consultant Spine Surgeon in Oxford (locum). A year later, he was awarded the prestigious Norman Capner Travelling Fellowship by the Royal College of Surgeons in England to the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, USA. Here, he was able to refine his surgical technique with the management of complex spinal tumours and reconstruction. In 2008, he volunteered to work in Malawi, Africa, as the second spine surgeon in the country (to over 10 million people). He has also been visiting surgeon to the spinal units in Bologna, Italy and Vancouver, Canada. In the summer of 2014, he was awarded the highly respected Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) Travelling Fellowship visiting 4 exceptional host spinal surgery centres in the USA (New York/Columbia, St Louis, San Diego, San Francisco and Anchorage).

Mr Quraishi is an award-winning international presenter, author of several publications-and-presentations in peer reviewed journals and a faculty member of numerous international spine societies. During his surgical registrar training, he completed a Master of Laws, with an honours thesis on 'Clinical Negligence and the Spine Surgeon'. He has also completed a PhD in 'Outcome & Health Related Quality of Life Following Surgery in Spinal Metastases.’

  • Healthcare MBA (pending)
  • 2019 PhD
  • 2008 LLM (Master In Laws)
  • 2006 FRCS (Tr & Orth)
  • 1999 MRCS
  • 1998 USMLE (United States Medical Licensing Examination)
  • 1996 MB ChB
  • 1993 BSc (Hons)
  • Cambridge/East Anglia Higher Surgical Rotation in Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery - Specialist Registrar - Aug 2001 - July 2006
  • Imperial College London, Surgical Rotation - Senior House Officer - Aug 1997 - Aug 2001

Visiting Consultant, April 2018
Dr T Tannoury, Boston Medical Centre
Boston, USA

Scoliosis Research Society Travelling Fellowship, July-Sept 2014
New York, St Louis, San Diego, San Francisco, Alaska

Visiting Spine Surgeon, August-September 2012
Vancouver General Hospital and BC Children's Hospital,
Vancouver, Canada

Invited Spine Surgeon, Dec 2008
Queen Elizabeth Hospital,
Malawi, Africa

Spinal Oncology Travelling Fellowship, Nov 2008
Johns Hopkins Hospital,
Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Spinal Oncology Visiting Fellowship, Oct 2008
Bologna, Italy

Fellowship in Spine Surgery - Toronto, Canada, July 2006-July 2007
Combined Spinal Neurosurgery and Orthopaedic Fellow
Toronto Western Hospital / The Sick Kids Hospital,
Toronto, Canada

Consultant Spine Surgeon (Locum) - Nov 2007 - Oct 2008
Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre and John Radcliffe Hospital,
Headington, Oxford, OX3 7LD

  • GMC: 4306339
  • British Medical Association
  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Association of Spine Surgeons
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • North American Association of Spine Surgeons
  • AO Spine – Platinum Faculty and Course chair
  • European Spine Society
  • Scoliosis Reseach Society
  • Honorary Professor, Nottingham Trent University, May 2020 - present
  • Honorary Clinical Associate Professor, September 2014 - May 2020
  • Head of Spinal Research, The Centre for Spinal Studies and Surgery, Nottingham April 2018 - present
  • Head of Service, The Centre for Spinal Studies and Surgery, Nottingham (January 2015 - January 2018)
  • European Spine Journal, Assistant Editorial Board
  • Lead for Spinal Product Group
  • Chair of Network Site Specific Group (for metastatic spine disease) in the East Midlands
  • UK representative for AO Spine Primary Tumour Study Group
  • Global Spinal Tumour Study Group
  • Clinical Lead for Spinal Oncology
  • Platinum Faculty for AO Spine
  • Faculty for AO Spine The Knowledge Forum for Spinal Tumours
  • Faculty for Future Surgeons/Basic Surgical Skills Courses