Javed Raza, MBBS
Staff Physician, General Surgery
Digestive Disease Institute
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Dr. Raza was a Consultant General, Upper Gastrointestinal and Laparoscopic Bariatric Surgeon, at Royal Derby Hospital in the UK. In 2010, he became the Clinical Lead for Foregut Surgery and Regional Bariatric Surgery Unit at Royal Derby Hospital.

Through his bariatric surgery work, he appeared on Regional (BBC) and National TV (Channel 4) in UK. His national TV appearance was a documentary about gastric bypass surgery, including a video of the actual surgery. He has participated in many live TV discussions and has served as the anchor for a three hour fund raiser in UK.

Dr. Raza has been a technical advisor to National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) in UK for bariatric surgery since 2010, and was also involved with formulating national guidelines for provision of bariatric surgery in the UK.

Dr. Raza is also is the Vice Chairman of Midland Doctors Association in the UK, a charitable organization that delivered emergency health care following an earthquake in Pakistan in 2005. Since then, the organization has constructed and is managing an 80-bed state of the art charitable health facility in Azad Kashmir, Pakistan.

He has extensive experience in development of bariatric services and has led the development of three bariatric surgery units in UK. He has also helped to support the development of laparoscopic surgery in Egypt and Pakistan. His special areas of interest are bariatric surgery, foregut cancer surgery and emergency laparoscopic surgery.

He has presented outcomes of his bariatric and advanced laparoscopic work at many international conferences and has chaired and moderated the sessions on multiple occasions. He has also served as director for advanced laparoscopic courses, including live transmission of his own laparoscopic surgery cases.