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Dr. Amer Hisham Jafar

Lecturer / UK

60 Cork Drive, Pontprennau, Cardiff, Wales. UK CF23 8PU
Date of Birth: 26/07/1957
Tel: 02920541748 Mobile: 0044 (0)7867893934



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Academic Qualifications Qualifications:

M.B.Ch.B. June 1981
Ms.C. Medicine June 1987
Ph.D. Medicine U.K. March 1993 FRCP May 2012

Present Appointment

October 2019-Present Consultant Physician in Rehabilitation and Stroke Medicine.
October 1997- October 2019 Associate Specialist in care of the elderly Medicine/Stroke Medicine, Aneurin Bevan Health Board, Gwent, Wales

Covering medical rehabilitation wards/Day Hospital Medical care for acute stroke unit in Royal Gwent Hospital/ Wales
Medical cover for a day hospital with 10-15 patients daily and twice weekly fast track TIA clinic.

Honorary Lecturer/ School Of Medicine /Cardiff University

Publications, Awards and Other Activities

Shaping of education future in the fourth industrial revolution: Lecture in a Medical Conference on line: February 2021.

MTI (Medical Training Initiative) for training of Iraqi Doctors in UK. On line lecture. May 2021

Author of a book titled: The Genius of Surgery in Iraq. Dar Aqlam for Publication, London.

A member of the “Learning Journey-Iraq”. The main aim of the organisation is to help teachers and students in Iraq to achieve their goals in their learning journey. Website:

Age and frailty predict mortality in elderly patients with COVID-19, Poster presentation in a British Geriatric Conference, Wales. November 2020

12 on line lectures in General Medicine and Rehabilitation: Youtube Channel (Medicine and Science) 2020.

A member of the supervising body for a Global Health Research in Medicine and Rehabilitation for the low and middle-income countries. A project was submitted to NIHR (National Institute for Health Research). Currently a research proposal was submitted for funding to help Iraqi Doctors and allied Health Professionals to manage cancer patients.

Stroke and TIA: causes and management with a focus on Rehabilitation: book, in press (In Arabic Language). 2021

Eldest Patient in Wales Thrombolysed for Treatment of Stroke; Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, September 2019. The link:

What is the outcome of thrombolysing stroke patients in Gwent/Wales?. Future Health Journal, June 2019. The link:

BEST Award in Medical Education 2018/2019: future-nhs-workforce/

Accredited Appraiser for Postgraduate Doctors in the NHS. Councillor of the Royal College of Physicians/London 2013-18.

Poster presentation: 41 years old intravenous drug user man with bacterial endocarditis, bivalvular replacements and a ruptured cerebral mycotic aneurysm. 20th European stroke conference, Germany, 24-27th May 2011.

Poster presentation: Lipid profile and carotid artery disease software. Research and Development Department, Aneurin Bevan Health Board, Gwent, 16th June 2011

I teach and assess Medical Students from Cardiff University (3rd 4th and 5th Year medical students) on their placement in Royal Gwent Hospital/ Aneurin Bevan

Health Board. I supervise the 5th Year medical students for their Senior Clinical Projects or SCP.

Physicians as researchers, Commentary of Royal College of Physicians London June 2010, 25.

Member of the Royal College of Physicians SAS Doctors steering Group. I am holding the portfolio for education and training 2011-2018.

Senior Doctors and research activity: Lecture for the Joint Royal Colleges meeting for Senior Doctors, Royal College of Surgeons of England, January 2010

Cardiovascular diseases and stroke: prevention is better than cure: Lecture for WEDHS (Wales Equality and Diversity for Health and Social Care): January 2010

Partners in care. Stroke patients in black and minority ethnic people in Wales. JIFS Fund from Wales Equality & Diversity in health and social care (WEDHS), 2009

What is the association between hyperlipidaemia and cerebrovascular disease or stoke in Gwent/Wales?
J. Neurology (Supplement 2) 2009, 256: S177

Partners in Care, BMA 2009 Dr Amer Jafar and Douglas Powell from Newport

Functional Status and long-term outcome of stroke. BMJ 2008, 336: 337-338 rapid response on line 18/2/08

CMO/Wales project grant for TIAMRS electronic referral system 2008. The Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA) software is an electronic referral system for TIA


patients. This software was designed to make the referral process of the TIA patients from the General Practitioners to the Hospital clinics much faster and more accurate. The award from the chief medical officer in Welsh Assembly Government was a boost to make the electronic referral process the norm in Wales for the future.

Lipid profiling in stroke patients in Newport, Pfizer educational Grant 2007

Member of the PERFORM International Drug Trial Team in Newport for 2007- 2010.

Editor of Stroke Update Newsletter and

Six of the SAS best. BMA News 2007; 1 December

President of Gwent Medical Society 2005-2010:

The work for Gwent Medical Society involves working with a team of doctors within the society to encourage the advancement of medical knowledge.

The Hidden heroes of the NHS, Time to recognise Staff Grade and Associate Specialist Doctors, January 2006

60 Years old bed-bound woman with previous history of polyuria, polydepsia and headache: A neurorehabilitation challenge 2006; fourth international congress of neurorehabilitation: February 2006, Hong Kong. Neurorehabilitation and neural repair 2006; 20:231

Hormone Replacement Therapy and Stroke. Review article. Welsh Stroke Bulletin, September 04.

Free Radicals and Vascular Disease. BMJ, 1993, 307:1421


Warfarin Use in a rehabilitation community Hospital: September 2011

CT brain scan requests over the weekends in Royal Gwent Hospital: December 2011

Management of dysphagia in acute stroke unit in Royal Gwent Hospital: August 2010

TIA Clinic service in Newport 2009
Clostridia difficile management in St Woolos Hospital: 2007
TIA clinic referral: auditing the GP referral letters: 2009
TIA lipid profiling: Audit of the TIA patients lipid profiling in Newport UTI management in Stroke patients in Newport

Carotid artery disease in TIA patients in Newport,: Audit of the carotid duplex requests 2009 (This was part of a joint audit for the senior clinical project for medical students)

I am a regular participant in the Royal Society of Medicine Educational Programme, London.

I am a member of the stroke Video conference team in Wales.
This team was established in February 2010 to discuss on a video link the clinical cases of stroke and stroke mimics in Wales. The video meetings are on weekly basis and the log in details is with the postgraduate team in the hospital. This activity is accredited for CPD

SAS Doctors conference, going for Gold: RCP London January 2012

6th International Iraqi Medical Society Meeting: United Arab Emirates, April 2011

Translational research seminar and workshop from older people and ageing research and development network in Wales: May 2011

Medical Education seminar: May 2011, Wales
Sleep and non-motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease May 2011, Wales


20th European Stroke Conference May 2011, Hamburg, Germany

Improving patients outcomes through research course: June 2011 Wales

10th Wales Stroke Conference: June 2011 Wales

British Geriatrics Society UK Autumn meeting: October 2011

Appraisal course for senior doctors: Aneurin Bevan Health Board October 2011, Wales

4th UK Stroke Forum 2009 at Glasgow: more than 90 medical centres in UK are thrombolysing ischaemic stroke patients. Welsh Stroke Bulletin. March 2010; 21:12-13

I am a member of the British Geriatric Society UK. Member of the BGS web site editorial board with responsibility of the Welsh and SAS doctor web pages.

4th Stroke Forum UK: December 2009

19th Meeting of the European Neurology Society 20-24th June 2009, Milan, Italy

I presented a poster to the meeting. The title of the poster is: what is the association between hyperlipdaemia and cerebrovascular disease or stoke in Gwent/Wales?. The meeting has discussed hundreds of papers in the field of Neurological sciences.


Train the Trainer, Teaching, presentation and facilitation skills. Gwent Healthcare NHS Trust, Newport, September 2008.

A Seminar organised by MIAD to Gwent Healthcare NHS Trust staff.
The aim of this seminar is to enable the participant to understand the necessary skills and techniques to improve learning. In addition to provide challenge, interest, engagement and stimulation in the participant’s own training.

17th European Stroke Conference/ Nice, France, May 2008 2cond Stroke Forum UK December 2008

16th European Stroke Conference/ Glasgow, UK 2007 Ist Stroke Forum 2006, Harrogate, UK December 2006

Non-consultant career grade doctors: past, present and future, March 2006, RCP London.

4th International Congress of Neurorehabilitation 2006; February 12-16 Hong Kong

European Stroke Conference, Italy May 2005.
Stroke Interest Group, Autumn Meeting, BGS Wales, September 2004.

The 40th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the study of Diabetes, Germany, September 2004.

British Association of Stroke Physicians, Annual Scientific Meeting, January 2004.


British Geriatric Society, The Welsh Stroke Conference, Cwmbran, Gwent 2003 and 2002.

Prevention of Cardiovascular diseases, International Conference Royal College of Physician of London: 4-7/4/2000.

Medical Management of Stroke. Royal College of Physician of Edinburgh 26-27/5/1998

Management of Parkinson’s disease. Royal College of Physician of London.

Stroke Rehabilitation: Royal College Of surgery, Stroke Association 9/12/1998

Teaching Activity:

I participate in teaching and assessing the 4th Year medical students from Cardiff University on their clinical placement in Royal Gwent Hospital. I supervise 5th year medical students as well for their senior clinical projects. I am supervising the placement of the first year medical students from Cardiff University. I see regularly one first year medical student a week.

I was involved in this teaching activity since 15 years. I participate in the teaching academic sessions of the postgraduate department of the health Board and I was the Honorary secretary of Gwent Medical Society which has an educational role for the Doctors. I have been elected in 2009 to be a member of the Royal College of Physicians SAS Doctors steering group. I have been given the portfolio of education and training within the steering group.


I am an Educational Supervisor and Clinical Supervisor of the Foundation Doctors and Doctors in training in Wales.


Dr. Gareth Llewelyn, Consultant Neurologist, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, former chair of the RCP Joint Clinical Neurosciences Committee

Dr. Gagan Belludi, Consultant Geriatrician, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Dr. Jacob Daniel, Consultant Geriatrician and Rehabilitation Aneurin Bevan University Health Board