Assad Qureshi

Dr. Assad Qureshi was born and raised in London and studied medicine at the internationally renowned Guy’s Hospital, London. He completed his higher surgical training in the East Midlands. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England and was awarded his Certificate of Completion of Training (Board Certification) in Trauma and Orthopedics in 2016. He completed the prestigious National Fellowship in Pediatric Orthopedics at the Sheffield Children’s Hospital – the first and oldest specialist training program for Pediatric Orthopedics in the UK. Dr. Assad was appointed as the first Orthopedic Consultant solely devoted to Pediatric Orthopedics in the University Hospitals of Leicester, UK where he ran a tertiary service for complex cases referred from across the East Midlands.

Dr. Assad has over 15 years of experience in Orthopaedics with over 8 years working as a full-time Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon treating complex deformities in children. He passionately believes in patient-centered care with treatment programs specifically devised for the needs of the individual patient. As a Consultant, he advanced single-stage hip reconstruction with open reduction and concurrent deformity correction for developmental hip dysplasia and the inception of specialized clinics for neonatal hip ultrasound for hip dysplasia and Ponseti treatment for clubfeet. He has been part of the regional Gait Laboratory multi-disciplinary team advancing the care of children with cerebral palsy and neuromuscular conditions. He utilizes comprehensive diagnostic protocols including radiographic deformity analysis, 3d virtual modeling, instrumented gait analysis, and pedobarography to devise a patient-specific surgical treatment. Dr. Assad places vital importance on patient communication, support, and detailed discussion on proposed surgical treatment, potential alternatives to surgery, and expected outcomes following treatment. He works alongside an excellent multi-disciplinary pediatric team including Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation medicine, Pediatric neurology, and Orthotic services.

Outside of clinical practice, Dr. Assad has an extensive academic background including a BSc in Neuroscience, an MSc in Orthopedic Engineering, and a Ph.D. investigating bioresorbable fracture fixation devices. He has several peer-reviewed publications in leading orthopedic journals and has won several best paper prizes for his research at national meetings. He has won awards for his teaching and has delivered instructional lectures at national meetings and courses on his areas of expertise.

Spoken Languages : English, Urdu
Types of Physician : Full-time
DHA License : Consultant Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon
Branches : American Hospital Dubai


  • BSc (Neuroscience), United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals, United Kingdom,
  • MBBS, King's College London, United Kingdom
  • MRCS, Royal College of Surgeons of England, United Kingdom
  • MSc (Orthopaedic Engineering), Cardiff University, United Kingdom
  • FRCS (Trauma + Orth), Royal College of Surgeons of England, United Kingdom
  • PhD, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom,
  • CCT - Trauma and Orthopedics, General Medical Council, United Kingdom,

Professional Associations:

  • British Society of Children’s Orthopaedic Surgery
  • British Society of Surgery for Cerebral Palsy
  • British Limb Reconstruction Society

Professional Experience:

  • Consultant Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon, University Hospitals of Leicester, United Kingdom
  • National Fellow - Pediatric Orthopedics, Sheffield Children’s Hospital, United Kingdom
  • Specialist Training Program, East Midlands Deanery, United Kingdom

Clinical Expertise & Services Offered:

  • Developmental hip dysplasia - Diagnostic assessment - US and radiographic interpretation and decision making on operative and non-operative treatment.
  • Developmental hip dysplasia - Patient specific treatment - Pavlik harness and attempted closed reduction in early presentation, single stage surgical hip reconstruction in late presentation.
  • Pediatric hip disorders – Perthes and Slipped upper femoral epiphysis – containment surgery, physis stabilization and deformity correction.
  • Treatment of hip migration, bony deformities and muscle contractures in patients of determination with cerebral palsy and neuromuscular conditions – single stage hip reconstruction for hip migration, tone management with botox and deformity correction for muscle contractures.
  • Treatment of gait disorders in walking children and adolescents with cerebral palsy and neuromuscular conditions - gait analysis, patient specific treatment including botox administration, serial casting, surgery for correction of crouch gait and equinus deformity and single event multi-level surgery for complex multi-level deformity.
  • Clubfoot - Patient specific treatment including Ponseti treatment and surgery for relapsed/residual clubfoot with tendon lengthening, tendon transfers and osteotomies.
  • Pediatric foot deformity - Patient specific treatment including orthotics, serial casting, cavus foot surgical reconstruction, flatfoot surgical reconstruction and equinus deformity correction.
  • Limb reconstruction for congenital and post traumatic deformity - circular frame treatment for lengthening and deformity correction in the lower limb, epiphysiodesis for leg length equalization.
  • Guided growth for coronal plane knee deformities – knock knees and bow legs.
  • Correction of rotational lower limb deformity.
  • Pediatric upper limb fracture management – closed management of supracondylar fractures, complex elbow fractures, elastic nailing of long bone fractures.
  • Pediatric lower limb fracture management - elastic nailing of long bone fractures, tri-plane ankle injuries, growth plate related injuries.