Zaf Naqui has been a Consultant Hand, Wrist & Upper Limb Surgeon since 2008. He has a specialist interest in Hand and Wrist in particular trauma, arthritis, wrist pain and wrist arthroscopy.

His NHS practice is at Salford Royal Foundation Trust, one of the leading teaching hospitals of the University of Manchester where he is Clinical Director for the department of Trauma, Orthopaedic & Plastic Surgery.

He is a Council Member for the Federation of European Surgical Societies of the Hand (FESSH) and Chair of the Communications Committee and incoming Treasurer for the British Society for Surgery of the Hand. 

He is an examiner for both the British and the European Board Hand Diploma and a committee member for the ‘BSSH Instructional courses in Hand Surgery‘. He is the founder and convenor for the ‘BSSH Masterclasses in Hand Surgery‘ training other hand surgeons. He is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Manchester. Mr Naqui is the SoMe Editor for the prestigious Journal of Hand Surgery(E).

He is a faculty member on a number of surgical courses, including the preparation of senior surgical trainees for European and British Hand Diploma as well as the specialist FRCS Orthopaedic exam. He has a keen interest in undergraduate and post-graduate teaching as well as surgical training, lecturing in the UK and abroad.

Mr Naqui was awarded dual postgraduate certification in Hand Surgery from both the British and the European Boards of Hand Surgery in 2013 becoming the first Consultant Surgeon to hold these awards. In 2016 Mr Naqui was awarded the first ever ‘Master of Hand Surgery’ from the BSSH and University of Manchester for his research into wrist ligament injury (scapholunate dissociation). He has completed a Masters degree in Orthopaedic Engineering.

He underwent higher specialist training in Orthopaedics in the North West. After this, he undertook a 12 month Hand and Upper Limb Fellowship at Wrightington Hospital followed by a Fellowship in Plastic Hand Surgery.

Mr Naqui has also won fellowships at Harvard University and was awarded the prestigious British STACK Fellowship in 2013 and the American Board International ASSH Fellowship in 2014.