Professor Matin Sheriff trained at internationally renowned Institute of Urology, London. He is currently Specialty Lead for Urology & Lead Cancer Surgeon at Medway Foundation NHS Trust, Kent.
At the Institute, he conducted pioneering research invovling functional magnetic stimulation leading to original seminal publications, postgraduate dissertations and introduction of functional magnetic neuromodulation into clinical practice. He is author of numerous peer reviewd publications & presentations. He is passionate educator & in partnership with Caterbury Christchurch University introduced master’s programme in minimally invasive surgery.
Prof Sheriff is recognized with establishment & leadership of world-class cancer service acknowledged by Department of Health review as highly cohesive & flagship specialty. He pioneerred introduction of laparoscopic and more recently Da Vinci Robotic surgery system to further improve patient outcomes.
He is a recognised philanthropist regularly participating in international charity work for the last 30 years. He chairs Physicians Across Continents, a registered UK charity dedicated to international medical humanitarian work. He holds several overseas visiting professorships.
Prof Sheriff has actively participated in medical education& training world-wide notably in Pakistan where he is widely credited for introducing and championing establishment of complex laparoscopic urological surgery including performing the first laparoscopic radical prostatectonmy in 2008. He continues to conduct regular laparoscopic workshops around Pakistan in collaboration with Pakistan Association of Urological Surgeons.
He has been instrumental in establishment of the laparoscopic live donor kidney retrieval programme at Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT).
He has organised and chaired various international meetings including annual European Association of Urology-Pakistan section conference, Société Internationale d'Urologie meeting; founded and chair annual international conference on MIS.
In recognition of his contributions to research, surgical innovation, education and training,he was awarded honorary doctorate (PhD) by the University of Kent& invitedto 10 Downing Street& Buckingham Palace.