Professor Aali Sheen qualified in medicine from the University of Dundee in 1993. Professor Sheen became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1998 (FRCS), obtaining a Doctorate in 2003 from the University of Manchester (M.D.) followed by his final specialist fellowship from the Intercollegiate board in General Surgery in 2005 (FRCS Gen Surg). Professor Sheen undertook training in General Surgery in London, Oxford, Leeds and Manchester.
Professor Sheen's main clinical interests include all aspects of hernia surgery as well as the management of chronic groin pain. Professor Sheen has expertise in advanced laparoscopic 'keyhole' surgery and undertakes procedures for the treatment of all types of hernias both incisional and inguinal hernias & the sportsman’s groin (inguinal disruption) using these techniques.
Professor Sheen was appointed a Consultant General Surgeon in December 2005 at Manchester Royal Infirmary and has to date, undertaken over 1000 inguinal hernia repairs as well as over 100 complex incisional hernias, 60-80% of which he undertakes laparoscopically.
Professor Sheen has expertise in managing patients with chronic groin pain, a condition which is difficult to treat and can result from muscular injuries or due to the effects of a previous hernia repair. Professor Sheen understands that not all patients with chronic groin pain can attain a complete resolution of their symptoms, but he aims to elucidate the cause and treat appropriately.
Clinical Director for General Surgery at Manchester Royal Infirmary 2009-2015
Associate Clinical Head of Division for Surgery at Manchester Royal Infirmary
Clinical Lead for Audit for Division of Surgery at Manchester Royal Infirmary
Non clinical appointments
Honorary Professor, Centre for Biomedicine, Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU)
Member of the Court of Examiners at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Faculty member of ASIT Manchester MRCS & Les Arcs FRCS III Courses
Board British Hernia Society, Subcommittee of European Hernia Society
Professor Sheen is a Member/ Fellow of the following institutions:
Royal College of Surgeons of England (RCS)
Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (ASGBI)
Association of Surgeons of Uppergastrointestinal Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland (AUGIS)
European Hernia Society
American Hernia Society
Professor Sheen is a Board member of the British Hernia Society (BHS)
Professor Sheen is also a co-director of the following organisations:
Manchester Hernia Clinic
Surgical Care Specialists
Alexandra Hospital Liver & HPB Unit
2001 North of England Gastroenterological society award
2002 Ethicon Hernia Essay prize
2002 Chicago Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Durand Smith MD Award
2011 'Visiting Professor' Westlake, California