- Medical School: Natal, South Africa
- Qualification: MB ChB
- Date of award: 1978
- Professional College: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
- Qualification: FRCOG - Fellow Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
- Date of award: 2003
Awards and Prizes
UK Hospital Doctor Continence Team of the Year 2005
UK Overall Hospital Doctor of the Year 2005
Abdul Sultan is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with a special interest in Urogynaecology at Mayday University Hospital, Croydon. He has recently been appointed a Reader at St George’s University of London. His research involved studying the effects of childbirth on the pelvic floor and anal sphincters. This led to a landmark paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine and to a Doctorate. His pioneering work highlighted the deficiencies in training of doctors and midwives in detecting and repairing injuries to the perineum and anal sphincter after childbirth.
He is currently a consultant in a busy tertiary referral urogynaecology department at Mayday University Hospital and the unit is recognised for subspecialty training in urogynaecology with an active research programme.
He serves on the Executive Committee (Treasurer) of the British Society of Urogynaecology, Scientific Advisory Committee (RCOG) and Council of Royal Society of Medicine (Honorary Junior Secretary - Obstetrics and Gynaecology).
The Croydon continence team was recently awarded the hospital doctor award for “The Continence Team of the year (2005)”. In addition, he was the Obstetrician and Gynaecologist to be awarded the prestigious overall UK Hospital Doctor of the Year award. Along with Ranee Thakar he runs the popular perineal repair courses at Mayday Hospital. He has over 100 publications and has co-produced the first comprehensive textbook on perineal and anal sphincter trauma. Further details are available on his website: www.perineum.net.
Hospital and Trust activities
Vice Chair of Audit Research and Development
Clinical Excellence Award
National: Silver (2010)
Professional affiliations and memberships
- British Society of Urogynaecology (Treasurer)
- International Continence Society
- International Urogynecology Association
- British Medical Society
- Royal Society of Medicine (Hon Jun Secretary)