Welcome To The Website Of Mr Abdul H Sultan MD FRCOG


Abdul H Sultan is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist (Clinical Lead since 2009) with a special interest in urogynaecology at Croydon University Hospital and honorary Reader at St George's University of London. He completed his basic medical training (MB.ChB) in South Africa prior to moving to the United Kingdom in 1984 and obtained the MRCOG degree in 1990 (FRCOG 2003). He subsequently he took up a research post under the supervision of Prof Chris Hudson at St Bartholomews and Homerton Hospitals and Professors Clive Bartram and Mike Kamm at St Mark's Hospital. The research involved studying the effects of childbirth on the pelvic floor and anal sphincters. This led to a landmark paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine and to a Doctorate (MD).  His pioneering work highlighted the deficiencies in training of doctors and midwives in detecting and repairing injuries to the perineum and anal sphincter after childbirth.

His past and current academic positions include: committee member (Treasurer) of the British Society of Urogynaecology (2007), International Consultation on Incontinence (since 2004 -), The Scientific Advisory Committee (RCOG), the scientific committee of The International Urogynecologial Association (2008 -2011) and The Royal Society of Medicine (Obstetrics and Gynaecology Treasurer 2009-).

He is currently a consultant in a busy tertiary referral urogynaecology department at Croydon University Hospital, with a large clinical workload, dealing with complex urogynaecological problems including tertiary referrals, teaching medical students, training junior doctors and undertaking clinical research. The unit is recognised for subspecialty training in urogynaecology and runs an active research programme. The Croydon continence team was recently awarded the hospital doctor award for "The Continence Team of the year (2005)". In addition he was awarded the prestigious UK Hospital Doctor of the Year award. Along with Ranee Thakar, he runs the popular perineal repair courses at Croydon University Hospital. His publications include many original papers in peer reviewed journals and many contributions to book chapters. He has also co-edited a book on perineal and anal sphincter trauma.

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