Board Member Spotlight: Dr. Mubashir Mahmood Qureshi

Board Member Spotlight: Dr. Mubashir Mahmood Qureshi

Dr. Mubashir Mahmood Qureshi is a board-certified, fellowship-trained neurosurgeon specializing in general neurosurgery, brain and spinal tumors; complex, minimally invasive and revision spine surgery; lateral access surgery (XLIF); and degenerative deformity and spinal fusion.

He is the Chairman of the Neurological Society of Kenya, President – CAANS, WFNS Neuroendoscopy co-chairman, WFNS Foundation Executive Board member, Vice President NED (Africa region), FIENS Board member, Coordinator C-CNS-ECSAR, a WFNS Reference Training Site, Observer, WHA as member of WHO-WFNS group.

Dr. Qureshi shares “In my endeavors to promote neurosurgical development across the sub-Saharan region of Africa and beyond, I have been privileged to receive the unreserved support of FIENS. My association with FIENS started in 1994, through a communication with Dr David Fairholm, then Honorary Secretary of FIENS. Over the decades, alongside FIENS past chairman Merwyn Began, members Gail Rosseau, Paul Young, and Bob Dempsey, our energetic current Chairman, FIENS has been a consistent and reliable partner in supporting the development needs of our developing region.

With the support of volunteer neurosurgeons, who bring along with them, much-needed skill, knowledge, experience, and valuable equipment on occasion, the delivery of neurosurgical services in remote areas of our region has been significant. Our regional training curriculum, currently being offered by the regional college COSECSA, was largely based on input from FIENS members Paul Young and Ben Warf, among others, and has impacted training significantly in the region. Indeed, the East, Central, and Southern African program received accreditation as a WFNS Reference Training Program (Anglophone), the second such program on the continent after the Francophone program in Rabat, Morocco. Our trainees, too, have benefited from the Clack and Bassett scholarships offered through FIENS.

“It has been an absolute honor and privilege to work alongside the highly respected and talented members of FIENS in our regional efforts to ensure equity of neurosurgery services in Subsaharan Africa.”