Prof Aali Sheen
MD, FRCS (Eng), FRCS (Gen)

General and Hpb/hernia Surgeon

Professional Biography

Manchester and London Clinic times

Monday -
MiHP Sports Hernia Clinic 18:00
Tuesday -
18:30 Alexandra Hospital (alternate)
Wednesday -
15:00 -17:00 Alexandra hospital
18:00 Spire Manchester Hospital
Thursday -
18:00 Alexandra Hospital (alternate)
16:00-20:00 Fortius Clinic London (alternate)

Qualified Med School: 1993
Appointed Consultant: 2005
Appointed Professor: 2016

Winner of Chicago Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, Durand Smith MD award in 2002

Has chronic groin pain incidence of 0.3% for his technique to repair inguinal hernia - Manchester Groin Repair

Prof Aali Sheen qualified in medicine from the University of Dundee in 1993. Mr 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). Prof Sheen undertook training in General Surgery in London, Oxford and Manchester following which he undertook specialised HepatoPancreato-Biliary (Liver, Pancreas and Gallbladder) training in both Manchester and Leeds. He also undertook specialist hernia surgery training in Sweden.

Prof Sheen's main clinical interests are diseases of the Liver, Pancreas, Gallbladder and Bile duct as well as gastrointestinal tract. Prof Sheen has expertise in advanced laparoscopic ‘keyhole’ surgery and mainly undertakes procedures for the treatment of gallstones and cancers of both the Liver and Pancreas.

Prof Sheen was appointed a Consultant General Surgeon in December 2005 at Manchester Royal Infirmary and has to date, undertaken over 1000 laparoscopic cholecystectomy procedures for gallstones and in approximately of 650 major cancer procedures involving the Liver and Pancreas with 70% of his cancer operations now being undertaken via the keyhole technique.

Prof Sheen has both national and international recognition for his expertise and is regularly invited to speak on his research both in Europe and the United States.

Prof Sheen is also based in London at Fortius clinic where he sees patients with groin pain, sports hernias and abdominal wall problems including ACNES.

Prof Sheen will provide a fast track, seamless service for all patients who are referred suffering from ailments within his field including All types of Hernia, Gallstones, Weight loss, Jaundice, Pancreatitis, suspected cancer of the Liver and Pancreas and Abdominal symptoms/ pain. He also specialises in personal injury for Medicolegal reports

Clinical positions
Clinical Director for General Surgery at Manchester Royal Infirmary 2009-14
Clinical Lead for Emergency Surgical Trauma Unit at Manchester Royal Infirmary 2011-14
Associate Clinical Head of Division of Surgery 2015-2018

Non clinical appointments
Honorary Professor Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU)
Member of the Court of Examiners at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
Faculty member of ASIT Manchester MRCS & Alpine FRCS III Courses
President of British Hernia Society 2020-22, Subcommittee of European Hernia Society, Awards committee of American Hernia Society

Society responsibilities
Board member of the British Hernia Society (BHS)
UK Chapter rep on European Hernia Society (EHS)
Awards and Scientific committee member of American Hernia Society (AHS)

Prof 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)

International HepatobiliaryPancreatic Association (IHPBA)

Prof Sheen is also a co-director of the following organisations:

Manchester General Surgery

Manchester Hernia Clinic

Surgical Care Specialists

Alexandra Hospital Liver & HPB Unit

Notable Awards
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


General Surgery, Hernia, Liver, Gallbladder & Pancreas