Dr. Assad Zahid completed his General Surgical training in Sydney and received his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He was awarded the Mitchell J Notaras Fellowship in Colorectal Surgery for three consecutive years to undertake advanced training in colorectal surgery. This was awarded to him by the Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSSANZ) and the University of Sydney. His advanced clinical training in colorectal surgery was completed at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney. And then received further training in the United Kingdom at St Mark's and Basingstoke Hospitals. He has special interests in minimally invasive colorectal and general surgery, specifically in inflammatory bowel diseases, colorectal cancer, complex proctology, hernia surgery and colonoscopy.