Mehraj Sheikh obtained the F.F.R. R.C.S.I. degree in July 1991. He also received a postgraduate degree (M.D.) in radiology from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. He joined the Mubarak Al Kabeer (MAK) Kuwait University Hospital as an Assistant Professor after working in New Zealand for 2 years. He was promoted as an Associate Professor in November 2001 and as a Professor in July 2008. The areas of his major interest are cross-sectional imaging and nonvascular interventional radiology. He also provides ‘on call’ cover for vascular intervention. Dr. Sheikh has been exclusively performing all ultrasound and CT-guided interventional procedures since the early 1990s. He has a number of publications in this field notably in the deep seated biopsies, percutaneous management of pancreatic pseudocysts and tubercular and nontubercular abscesses, guided FNAC of TB spine, and so forth. He has been exclusively performing transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) guided prostate biopsy in Kuwait. So far Dr. Sheikh has performed nearly 1000 biopsies which is quite a number for a small country like Kuwait. Furthermore, he completed three funded projects on prostate cancer as main author or as coauthor. Using TRUS, he developed a program of research for evaluation of prostate disorders. The research brought to light new aspects of the use of this technique for clinical care of patients in the region.
Biography Updated on 8 December 2011