Dr Sanjay Azad was born India and through schooling, had an abiding interest in the sciences. He passed his premedical with honours and did his medical schooling in the prestigious Armed Forces Medical College, Pune. He graduated with honours in Pathology and Otorhinolaryngology. He was also awarded the College Colour for excellence in the sports of Squash.
He subsequently worked as a naval doctor in the Indian Navy before completing a 3yrs programme in General Surgery at the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune. After finishing his general surgical residency, he was stimulated to write a book on General Surgery which was subsequently published and had a total of three successful editions.
He moved to the UK and completed a 6yrs programme in Plastic Surgery at the Merseyside Rotation. He also did a Oncoplastic Breast Fellowship treating patients with breast cancer for reconstruction. He was tutored by Dr Baildam, UK Premier Oncoplastic Surgeon. He published widely during this period and had several national and international presentations.
He took up a post as a Consultant Plastic Surgeon in the internationally recognised Queen Elizabeth Hospital at Birmingham, UK. He performed tertiary breast reconstruction, postbariatric major body contouring, cosmetic surgery and treated war injured soldiers with severe injuries. He was Course Director for two national courses including the West Midlands Advanced Plastic Surgery Preparatory Course (WAPS course). This course was the premier course for the FRCS Plastic Surgery examination. He also achieved the distinction of becoming an examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
He subsequently moved to Thunder Bay and lives and practices in Northern Ontario. He performs a wide range of operations for reconstruction and cosmetic surgery. He started and is Course Director for the ‘Principles of Plastic Surgery Course’ (POPS). This course aims to provide comprehensive information to physicians at all levels regarding common problems in Plastic Surgery.
He loves the outdoor and is passionate about golf and our beautiful environment.