Javed Sultan started his consultant career in 2014 at Guildford, to help expand and develop the regional oesophago-gastric cancer unit for Surrey. He was a Consultant Surgeon at the largest internationally renowned Northern Oesophago-Gastric Cancer Unit (Newcastle upon Tyne) prior to his appointment at the Royal Surrey County Hospital.
Mr Sultan trained in Newcastle upon Tyne and graduated from medical school in 2001 (MBBS). He undertook 2 years of research in oesophageal and stomach cancer. He passed with commendation for the Degree of Doctorate of Medicine and was nominated for the Medical Sciences Doctoral
Thesis Prize. In 2011, Mr Sultan was awarded the Association of Surgeon’s Gold medal and Prize as the top candidate out of 130 in the UK at the Intercollegiate examination in surgery (FRCS). He spent 27 months as the senior trainee at the Northern Oesophago-Gastric Cancer Unit in Newcastle upon Tyne and was trained by Professor SM Griffin OBE at the largest oesophago-gastric cancer unit in the UK. Mr Sultan has also excellent experience at bariatric surgery and has been trained by Mr P Small at the Sunderland Royal Hospital. He also spent time with Profesor JD Luketich at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) learning the technique of Minimally Invasive Oesophagectomy (MIO) which is a keen interest of his for the future. Mr Sultan has been awarded 7 other prizes, has presented research both nationally and internationally.
Mr Sultan worked at the Royal Surrey County Hospital for 5 years, as a Consultant Oesophago- Gastric and Laparoscopic Surgeon, which offered a specialist oesophago-gastric cancer service and received complex tertiary referrals from other hospitals around the UK. Mr Sultan also performed weight loss surgery at St George’s Hospital.
In June 2018, he relocated to the Salford Royal Hospital, in Greater Manchester, to continue his passion of oesophago-gastric cancer and weight loss surgery. An excellent career opportunity arose due to the recent merging of services in Manchester, making Salford the largest oesophago-gastric centre in the UK, serving a population of 3.2 million. Mr Sultan wishes to develop enhanced recovery, prehabilitation and weight loss surgery further. He was appointed the OG Clinical Director for Greater Manchester Cancer in November 2019.
Mr Sultan has been extensively trained in all aspects of general and upper gastrointestinal surgery specifically hernia, cholecystectomy, anti-reflux surgery, gastrectomy, oesophagectomy, weight loss surgery (gastric bypass, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric band, intra-gastric balloon), diagnostic endoscopy and therapeutic endoscopy.
Alex is a Pathway Manager for Oesophago-Gastric and Urology Pathway Boards. Having found a passion for making improvements to a patient’s journey, Alex started working with Greater Manchester Cancer Alliance in Project Management delivering several improvement and pilot schemes before being successful for the position as a Pathway Manager.
Prior to working with Greater Manchester Cancer, Alex worked at Salford Royal for 10 years as an Operational Manager for surgical services including Bariatrics, Colorectal, Endocrine, General Surgery and Oesophago-Gastric. She developed a wide range of knowledge and experience in frontline management and was keen to work behind the scenes to ensure we are providing the best care for our patients during their journey with us.