Wagih El Masri
Prof W S El Masri has trained in the field of spinal injuries and allied surgical specialities in the Oxford group of hospitals, Guys hospital, Stoke Mandeville hospital and the USA between 1971 & 1983. Obtained the first accreditation in Spinal Injuries and General Surgery by the RCS in 1982. Appointed Consultant Surgeon in Spinal Injuries at the Midland Centre for Spinal Injuries in 1983. He provided ongoing total care and personally treated about 10,000 patients with SI at all stages following injury. He published over 145 manuscripts. He is the author of the Concepts of Physiological Instability of the Spinal Cord, Time related Biomechanical Instability & the Hypothesis of Micro-instability of the injured spine. He also published on the discrepancy between the radiological and neurological presentations and outcomes of treatment. He also published the largest series of Bladder cancer in SCI patients. He is Past President International Spinal Cord Society and Past Chairman British Association of Spinal Cord Injury Specialists. He lectured worldwide and won many National and International awards.