Name and Position

Mr Ashish Minocha
Consultants
Paediatric & Neonatal Surgery

Contact Details

Main Telephone Number:01603 286356

Profile

Role:  Service Director and Consultant Paediatric and Neonatal Surgeon

Speciality: Paediatric and Neonatal Surgery

Sub-speciality: Neonatal Surgery, Laparoscopic & Endoscopic Paediatric Gastro-intestinal Surgery

Special clinical interests: Neonatal Surgery, Laparoscopic & Endoscopic Upper / Lower Paediatric Gastro-intestinal Surgery, Paediatric Thoracoscopy &  Thoracic Surgery, Single Scrotal Incision Orchidopexy, Restrictive Lingual Frenulum (Tongue-tie) in neonates and infants.

Research interests: Necrotizing Enterocolitis, Oesophageal atresia, Ano-rectal Malformations & Hirschsprung’s Disease.  Undescended testes, Restrictive Lingual Frenulum (Tongue-tie) in neonates and infants.

Current membership(s) of professional National and Regional bodies: Regional Speciality Professional Advisor in Paediatric Surgery, East of England, UK National Lead  RCSE,International Surgical Training Program in Paediatric Surgery, South Asia Advisor on International Affairs Committee of BAPS, Member of Hospital Clinical Ethics Committee, Overseas Editor, Journal of IAPS,  African Journal of Paediatric Surgery, Reviewer for various International Scientific Journals including BMJ, Past Honorary Secretary Global Paediatric Surgery Network, Visiting Professor / Consultant (previous & current) Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati, USA; King Edward Medical University, Lahore, Pakistan; Kanti Children’s Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal; Chittagong Medical College & Hospital, Bangladesh, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, India; Super-speciality Paediatric Surgery Hospital and Post graduate Teaching Institute, Noida, India.

Professional profile:Mr Ashish Minocha graduated in Medicine from King George’s Medical College (KGMC), Lucknow, India in 1986. Since his early days as medical student, he was passionate to pursue a career in Surgery and to work for benefit of children. He went on to complete his post-graduation in Surgery (M.S.) in 1990 from the same institution (KGMC) and then successfully completed sub-speciality training and higher degree in Paediatric & Neonatal Surgery (M.Ch) from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India, in 1995.

He joined NHS in 1996 as a Registrar in Sheffield Children’s Hospital and went on to become Senior Registrar at Great Ormond Street Hospital in 1997. He was a Lecturer in Neonatal Surgery at St Mary’s Hospital and University of Manchester between 1999- 2000.   During this period, he was influenced greatly with the simplistic but creative surgical approach of Dennis Brown Award Winner Mr Adrian Bianchi, whose guidance sculpted Ashish’s surgical techniques, clinical management style and training aptitude.  Ashish continues to share these techniques with his peers and younger generations of Paediatric Surgeons worldwide.

From 2000 onwards, he worked as Consultant in Hammersmith, Chelsea & Westminster, Royal Brompton and St Mary’s Hospital in London as well as Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham, before moving to Norwich in Dec 2001. He specialises in laparoscopic and endoscopic surgical treatment for gastrointestinal conditions of newborns babies and children. Other special interests include Paediatric Thoracic / Thoracoscopic surgery and management of undescended and impalpable testes. He is the Lead for Restrictive Lingual Frenulum & Lactation Support Service at NNUH, which is nationally recognised and is at the forefront of current national multicentre randomised control trial (FROSTTIE).

He is the Royal College of Surgeons of England’s,  Regional Speciality Professional Advisor for Paediatric Surgery for East of England and sits on the Professional Affairs Board of Royal College of Surgeons of England. He is the UK National lead for International Surgical Training Program in Paediatric Surgery. His passion is teaching, training and mentoring younger colleagues.  He extends his initiatives internationally with focus on Africa and Asia. He is the South Asia Advisor on International Affairs Committee of British Association of Paediatric Surgeons (BAPS) – the committee promotes BAPS standing internationally and nurtures international relations.  He has been a visiting Consultant Paediatric and Neonatal Surgeon to various hospitals worldwide. He was honorary secretary of the former Global Paediatric Surgery Network.  He sits on his hospital’s clinical ethics committee, is reviewer of various scientific journals including BMJ, and is overseas editor for Journal of IAPS and African Journal of Paediatric Surgery.

He considers himself very lucky to have a wide experience of working in both East and West. This gives him an edge and a good understanding of contrasting work ethics, different leadership styles and wide variety of management cultures. He believes that a lot can be achieved by learning from these differences.

He has contributed hugely to regional, national and international conferences and workshops, has a significant numbers of scientific presentations, invited guest lectures, publications in peer reviewed journals and Book Chapters to his credit. He has also credited with organisation of many national and international workshops and academic meetings.

Personal profile: Outside his professional life, he loves travelling and is an amateur music enthusiast – enjoys singing, and attempt to play a few musical instruments and even composing music!  He has some basic level skills in swimming, skiing and ice skating