Mr Manaf Khatib qualified as a medical doctor from St. George’s, University of London. He graduated with a distinction in medical sciences and a merit in clinical practice. He began his postgraduate career with a foundation programme in Academic Surgery at Imperial College London, rotating through various different specialties. During this time, he collaborated on developing a hernia repair surgical simulation model that was presented internationally and published in the esteemed American Journal of Surgery. He co-authored a textbook for medical students on Dermatology, Ophthalmology and ENT.
On completion of the foundation programme in 2012, he ranked first in the national Core Surgery application process and secured a 2-year Plastic and Reconstructive surgery themed core surgery post at the internationally renowned St. Andrew’s Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns and Cambridge University Hospital. He completed a part-time distance learning Master of Science in Surgical Sciences at the University of Edinburgh and was awarded a distinction for his work on validating a Laser Doppler imaging device for use in burn depth assessment. He was then accepted into the East of England Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery training program in August 2014 after a highly competitive selection process. He rotated through Cambridge University Hospital, the Lister Hospital, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and St. Andrew’s Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns. He excelled in his training and continued to extensively publish in the medical literature. He was awarded the Douglas Harrison Prize from the Royal Society of Medicine for his novel research on facial reanimation for patients suffering from facial nerve palsy and also co-authored a book chapter in the same field.
Upon completion of his training in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery in July 2020. He was awarded the BAPRAS/BAAPS aesthetic surgery fellowship after competitive selection and completed it at the Cadogan Clinic in London. He furthered his training by completing a second aesthetic surgery fellowship at the Wellington Hospital. Thereafter, he completed a fellowship in reconstructive microsurgery at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital subspecialising in microvascular head & neck reconstruction and breast reconstruction. Following that he undertook a further fellowship at the Royal Marsden Hospital subspecialising in breast cancer and sarcoma reconstruction.
Outside of medicine, he loves spending time with his young family and enjoys playing football and travelling.