Mr Shakir is a consultant gynaecologist specialising in advanced minimally invasive gynaecological endoscopic surgery, including robotic assisted laparoscopic surgery.
He works at the Royal Free Hospital where he performs complex gynaecological open and minimally invasive procedures for the management of a variety of conditions, including complex endometriosis, fibroids, management of ovarian cysts, abnormal uterine bleeding, ovarian tissue cryopreservation, laparoscopic uterine niche repair, oophoropexy and complex adhesions.
He completed a senior clinical research fellowship in advanced gynaecological endoscopic surgery, based at the Minimal Access Therapy Training Unit (MATTU) in Guildford and a masters (MSc) in advanced gynaecological endoscopy at the University of Surrey.
He is currently honorary treasurer for the British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy where he has held numerous positions including council member in charge of the trainee portfolio, chair of the guidelines and patient information committee and chair of the website and digital governance subcommittee. He founded a trainee group as part of the society aiming to improve training and resources.
He has presented both nationally and internationally on more than 80 occasions, has over 20 peer reviewed publications in scientific journals, including randomised controlled trials and has received both national and international prizes at scientific meetings for his contribution and work in minimally invasive gynaecological surgery.
Mr Shakir is one of the medical advisors to Endometriosis UK and has taken part in many fundraising efforts on its behalf raising more than £8000 in charitable funds.
Mr Shakir's research interests include fibroids, 3D visualisation, hysteroscopic surgery, and robotic assisted laparoscopic surgery .