Dr Sherief Elsayed

MB BCh MRCS (Eng) FRCS (Tr & Orth) CCT (UK)

Consultant Spinal Surgeon, Dubai & Sharjah

Research & Publications

Dr Sherief Elsayed has been directly involved in a number of research projects – providing ideas for research, mentoring juniors, collecting and analyzing data, writing manuscripts and presenting at local, national and international conferences. To date, his dedicated work includes numerous publications and presentations. Two of his research projects have won prizes.


He has also authored / edited a number of books / book chapters listed below:

Elsayed S International Editor, Miller Review of Orthopaedics 6th Ed, Elsevier, Philadelphia

ISBN: 978-1-4377-2024-2, 2012

Chapter; Pelvic & Spinal Trauma Postgraduate Orthopaedics: Viva Guide for the FRCS (Tr & Orth) Examination, ed. Paul A. Banaszkiewicz and Deiary F. Kader. Cambridge University Press 2012

Elsayed S and Cosker T Finals Revision Guide: Surgery 1st Edition 2006, 2nd Edition 2007, 3rd Edition 2008; Professional Medical Education ISBN 978-0-9554710-0-1

Elsayed S and Cosker T Finals Revision Guide: Medicine 1st Edition 2006, 2nd Edition 2007, 3rd Edition 2008; Professional Medical Education

ISBN 978-0-9554710-0-8

Elsayed S and Cosker T F1 Preparation Skills 1st Edition 2007; 2nd Edition Mar 2009 Professional Medical Education ISBN 0-9554710-4-4 

Cosker T, Elsayed S and Gill N ST Application Guide Feb 2008 Professional Medical Education


Dr Sherief Elsayed has published numerous articles on various topics in Spinal Surgery. In addition, Dr Sherief Elsayed has presented work at numerous National and International conferences. His current list of publications includes the following:

  • Whiles E, Shafafy R, Valsamis E, Horton C, Morassi G, Stokes O, Elsayed S The Management of Symptomatic Lumbar Disc Herniation in Pregnancy: A Systematic Review. 2019 Dec: Global Spine Journal; DOI: 10.1177/2192568219886264

  • Shafafy R, Valsamis EM, Luck J, Dimock R, Rampersad S, Kieffer W, Morassi GL, Elsayed S Predictors of Mortality in the Elderly Patient with a Fracture of the Odontoid Process Bone Joint. 2019 Mar;101-B(3):253-259

  • Ricketts D, Roper T, Rogers B, Phadnis J, Elsayed S, Sokol D Informed Consent: The View from the Trenches Ann R Coll Surg Oct 2018

  • Appelnaidu N, Gee C, Shafafy R, Brogan K, Elsayed S Predicting the need for Surgical Intervention in patients with Spondylodiscitis - The Brighton Spondylodiscitis Score, 2018; Accepted: European Spine Journal, 2019

  • Singh Grover H, Shafafy R, Valsamis E, Jones C, Stokes O, Elsayed S Do we have the right PROMs for measuring outcomes in Cervical Spine Surgery? A Systematic Review Submitted: European Spine Journal

  • Elsayed S et al A Systematic Review of Pharmacological Management of Axial Spine Pain Submitted: British Journal of General Practice

  • Ali H, Al Sakban A, Shafafy R, Valsamis E, Elsayed S A Systematic Review of Pharmacological Management of Radicular Pain Submitted: British Journal of General Practice

  • Kieffer W, Shafafy R, Afolayan J, Ricketts D, Elsayed S Letter to the Editor regarding; Minimally Invasive Posterior Decompression combined with Percutaneous Pedicle Screw Fixation for the Treatment of Thoracolumbar Fractures with Neurological Deficits SPINE Vol 41, Number 19B, 23-29 Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 2017 Feb 2

  • Shafafy R, Kieffer W, Afolayan J, Elsayed S Letter to the Editor; February 14, 2017 - Volume Publish Ahead of Print - Issue - ppg doi: 10.1097/BRS.0000000000002054

  • Taha R, Thompson A, Karmani S, Elsayed S A Cross-Sectional Survey of the Understanding of Cauda Equina Syndrome April 2016 Volume 16, Issue 4, Supplement, Page S73

  • Ali A, Khan Z, Konczalik W, Elsayed S The Perception of Anatomy Teaching among UK Medical Students Bulletin of The Royal College of Surgeons of England 97(9):397-400 October 2015

  • Sherlock KE, Turner W, Elsayed S, Bagouri M, Baha L, Boszczyk BM, McNally D The Evaluation of Digital Rectal Examination for Assessment of Anal Tone Global Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Aug 1;40(15):1213-8

  • Sherlock KE, Turner W, Elsayed S, Bagouri M, Baha L, Boszczyk BM, McNally D The Evaluation of Digital Rectal Examination for Assessment of Anal Tone Global Spine Journal 2012; 02 – P104

  • Konczalik W, Elsayed S, Boszczyk BM Experience of a Fellowship in Spinal Surgery: A Quantitative Analysis European Spine Journal. 2014 Apr;23 Supplement, 1:S40-54

  • Stokes O, Bayley E, Burton R, Elsayed S, Rothenfluh D, Mehdian H Incidence of False Positive Spinal Cord Monitoring Alerts in Surgery for Early Onset Scoliosis (Accepted for publication in European Spine Journal Abstract Supplement, September 2014)

  • Mehdian H, Elsayed S Combined Thoracic and Lumbar Osteotomies for the Correction of Sagittal Imbalance European Spine Journal. 2014 Jun;23(6):1371-5

  • Mehdian H, Arealis G, Quraishi N, Elsayed S Segmental Self-Growing Rod Constructs in the Management of Early Onset Neuromuscular Scoliosis September 2013 Volume 13, Issue 9, Supplement, Page S135

  • Elmalky MM, Elsayed S, Arealis G, Mehdian H Congenital C1 Arch Deficiency Grand Round Presentation European Spine Journal 2013 Mar 12. [Epub ahead of print] Euro Spine J. 2013 Jun;22(6):1223-6. doi: 10.1007/s00586-013-2682-z. Epub 2013 Mar 12

  • Quraishi N A, Manoharan S R, Arealis G, Khurana A, Elsayed S, Edwards K L, Boszczyk B M Accuracy of the revised Tokuhashi Score in Predicting Survival in Patients with Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression (MSCC) European Spine Journal Jan 2013; March 2013, Vol 22, Issue 1 Supplement, pp21-26 21.

  • Mehdian H, Elsayed S Freehand Correction of Scoliosis in Rett’s Syndrome Euro Spine Journal. 2013 Mar;22(3):683-6. doi: 10.1007/s00586-013-2685-9

  • Mehdian H, Arealis G, Quraishi N, Elsayed S The Selection of the Distal Instrumentation Level in Lenke Type 1A Curves Using Segmental Screw Fixation: The Nottingham Experience September 2013 Volume 13, Issue 9, Supplement, Page S110

  • Mehdian H, Arealis G, Elsayed S, Ranganathan A V-Y Vertebral Body Osteotomy for the Treatment of Fixed Flexion Deformity of the Spine September 2013 Volume 13, Issue 9, Supplement, Page S110

  • Parks RM, , Deall C, Arya P, Elsayed S In Pursuit of Great Surgery: Sports Psychology Bull R Coll Surg Eng 2013 95(4):126-127(2)

  • Khan Z, Ali A, Elsayed S Death of the Cadaver! A Nationwide Survey of Anatomy Teaching across UK Medical Schools Scottish Medical Journal 58(1):E75-E75 · February 2013

  • Quraishi NA, Rajagopal TS, Manoharan SR, Elsayed S, Edwards KL, Boszczyk BM Effect of Timing of Surgery on Neurological Outcome and Survival in Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression Euro Spine Journal 2012 Dec 30

  • Hansen S, Quan G, Elsayed S, Vital J Cervical Lordosis: Standard Measurements using the EOS System Orthopaedic Proceedings 2 April 2012

  • Arya PH, Elsayed S Emotional Intelligence (EQ): Lessons for Surgeons British Journal of Surgery. 99:211, Jan 2012

  • Mitchell O, Lewis C, Elsayed S, Moran CG, Forward DP Having no assistant at Hip Fracture Surgery raises Infection Rate and Mortality International Journal of Surgery 10(8):S89 · December 2012

  • Cosker T, Ghandour A, Elsayed S, Visvakumar K, Butchart E, Routledge P, Chatterji S Optimising Warfarinised Patients before Emergency Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Proceedings 7 February 2012

  • Quraishi NA, Elsayed S A Traumatic, High-Energy and Unstable Fracture of the C5 Vertebra managed with Kyphoplasty: A previously unreported case Euro Spine Journal. 2011 Oct;20(10):1589-92. Epub 2011 Jul 28

  • Phillips J, Rahman L, Elsayed S, Calthorpe D, Bommireddy R, Klezl Z Kyphoplasty in the Treatment of Osteoporotic Vertebral Fractures – Does it Help? Orthopaedic Proceedings 11 January 2011

  • Jehan S, Elsayed S, Webb JK, Boszczyk BM L5-S1 Disc Replacement after Two Previous Fusion Surgeries for Scoliosis Euro Spine Journal. 2011 May;20(5):669-73. Epub 2010 Aug 28

  • Elsayed S, Shetty R, Jehan S, Mehdian SMH Midline Vertical Fracture through the Anterior Arch of C1 in Association with a Rotatory Subluxation in a five year old child (Submitted to European Spine Journal)

  • Kerr HL, Stewart N, Pace A, Elsayed S Sharps Injury Reporting amongst Surgeons Ann R Coll Surg 2009 Jul; 91(5):430-432

  • O’Leary E, Elsayed S, Mukherjee A, Tayton K Familial Pseudoarthrosis of the Clavicle: Does it need Treatment? Acta Orthop Belg 2008 Aug; 74(4):437-40

  • Lloyd J, Elsayed S, Hariharan K, Tanaka H Revisiting the Concept of Talar Shift in Ankle Fractures Foot Ank Int 2006 Oct; 27(10):793-6

  • Elsayed S, Nelson M, Feroz A, Vellacott KD Laparascopic Access: A Different Approach Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2006 Jan;88(1):74

  • Lloyd JM, Elsayed S, Dabke H, Rogers A, Kulkarni R Guidelines for Managing Posterior Elbow Dislocations: Lessons to be learnt Injury Extra 01/2005; 36(9):407-410. DOI:10.1016/j.injury.2005.02.038

  • Elsayed S, Lloyd J, Cosker T, Hussain A, Kulkarni R Bacterial Contamination of the Theatre Lead Apron: A Cause for Concern? J Trauma and Acute Care Surgery 07/2005; 59(2):542

  • Lloyd JM, Elsayed S, Majeed A, Kadambande S, Lewis D, Mothukuri R, Kulkarni R The practice of out-lying Patients is Dangerous: A Multicentre Comparison Study of Nursing Care provided for Trauma Patients Injury 2005 Jun;36(6):710-3. Epub 2005 Mar 24

  • Elsayed S, Hussain A, Konyves A, Jones D G Bilateral Luxatio Erecta Humeri Injury Extra 2005;36(10):447-449

  • Elsayed S, Cosker T, Grant A J Pressure for Beds – Does it put our Orthopaedic Patients at Risk? Injury 2005;36(1):86-7

  • Lloyd J, Elsayed S, Dabke H, Sarasin S, Kulkarni R A Protocol to Limit the Incidence of Missed Elbow Dislocations Journal of Trauma-Injury Infection & Critical Care: August 2005 – Volume 59 – Issue 2 – ppg 547

  • Connor C, Lloyd J, Elsayed S, Fletcher M, Sarasin S, Kulkarni R Sharing the Load: A 6 week telephone follow up clinic for elbow and shoulder surgery Journal of Trauma-Injury Infection & Critical Care August 2005 – Volume 59 – Issue 2 – ppg 546

  • Cosker T, Elsayed S, Gupta SK, Mendonca AD, Tayton KJ Choice of Dressing has a Major Impact on Blistering and Healing Outcomes in Ohopaedic Patients J Wound Care 2005;14(1):27-29

  • Cosker T, Elsayed S, Prahbu V, Kulkarni R Staff Satisfaction in a Changing NHS Bull R Coll Surg Engl 2004;86:102-104

  • Elsayed S, Cosker T, Preece J Daycase Surgery vs In-Patient Wards – Do the same standards apply? Clin Gov: Int J 2005 10(3):196-199 Books & Chapters