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Dr Ahsan Shafiq


BSC, MBBS, FCPS (Gen Surgery), FCPS (Surgical Oncology), Fellowship in Surgical Oncology SKMC & RC
Consultant Colorectal Surgeon/ Surgical Oncologist
Assistant Professor of Surgery

Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology and Endocrine Surgery

About Dr Ahsan

Dr. Ahsan Shafiq is an energetic young but skilled colorectal surgeon and surgical oncologist. Dr. Ahsan brings a wealth of expertise and experience to our hospital. His journey in the field of surgical oncology began with training at the prestigious Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Center, where he had the privilege of learning from renowned figures in surgical oncology including Dr Aamir Ali Sayed and Shahid Khattak. His background also includes comprehensive training in general surgery at the Services Hospital Lahore, under the mentorship of Professor Mahmood Ayyaz. Dr. Ahsan's impressive track record, coupled with his fellowships in general surgery and surgical oncology from the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan, make him a valuable addition to our team, and we are confident in his ability to provide exceptional care to our patients.

Present Title & Affiliation

  • Consultant, Division of Surgical Oncology and Colorectal Surgery

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Shalamar Medical and Dental College, Lahore


Clinical Services & Interests

  • Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgeries

  • Laparoscopic upper GI, and esophageal surgery including minimal invasive gastrectomy and minimal invasive esophagectomies

  • HPB surgery including Whipple’s procedure, Distal and total pancreatectomies

  • Breast cancer surgery and breast conserving surgery

  • Thyroid cancer surgery and endocrine surgery including laparoscopic adrenalectomy

  • Routine general surgical cases

Research Interests

Dr Ahsan has a keen interest in research and has been a part of multiple clinical audits and research projects at Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital out of which some are still ongoing


Education & Training

Shalamar Medical & Dental College, Lahore

Assistant Professor Surgery and Consultant Colorectal Surgeon & Consultant Surgical Oncologist

(2023- todate)


Shoukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital, Lahore

Fellow Surgical Oncology

January 2021 to January 2023

Services Institute of Medical Sciences, Lahore

General Surgery Training

2016 2020

Board Certifications

  • 2023, Fellowship of College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan (FCPS), in Surgical Oncology

  • 2020, Fellowship of College of Physicians & Surgeons Pakistan (FCPS), in General Surgery,

  • 2014     Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (M.B;B.S) AServices Institute of Medical Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan


Honors & Awards

  • Basic life support instructor AHA

  • Gold Medal in MBBS 


Professional Memberships


  • Society of Surgeons, Pakistan

  • Society of Oncological Surgeons, Pakistan


Selected Publications


Peer-Reviewed Articles

1.    Outcome of Laparoscopic Repair for Perforated Peptic Ulcers in a Resource-Limited Setting. Ayyaz M, Shafiq A, Butt UI, Khan WH, Umar M, Abaid A. Cureus. 2022 Apr 15;14(4):e24159. doi: 10.7759/cureus.24159. eCollection 2022 Apr.PMID: 35592213

2.    Post-esophagectomy Anastomosis Leak: A 10-Year Experience at a Specialized Center for Cancer Surgeries in Pakistan. Shafiq A, Azad J, Batool SE, Butt UI, Umar M, Syed A, Khattak S. Cureus. 2023 Feb 8;15(2):e34777. doi: 10.7759/cureus.34777. eCollection 2023 Feb.PMID: 36909101

3.    Efficacy of Cross-Linked Hyaluronic Acid Gel for the Reduction of Post-operative Obstructive Symptoms Due to Adhesions. Khan WH, Abaid A, Butt UI, Warraich MU, Ayyaz M, Shafiq A. Cureus. 2022 Feb 21;14(2):e22469. doi: 10.7759/cureus.22469. eCollection 2022 Feb.PMID: 35371704

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