Baguneid is a consultant vascular surgeon and Chair of Surgical Institute at Al Ain Hospital, United Arab Emirates. He has enjoyed senior leadership roles since 2001: As a surgical
trainee, he was the longest serving member of the executive council of the Association of Surgeons in Training (ASiT) taking the roles of Treasurer and Yearbook Editor for over 4 years. He
became a consultant vascular surgeon at University Hospital South Manchester in 2006 and took the role of Academic Foundation Programme lead followed by the Royal College of Surgeons Tutor a year
later. He was subsequently appointed as North West Deanery Core Surgical Education Lead during which time he modernised core surgical teaching and developed new simulation workshops. In 2009, he set
up a novel Surgical Masters programme at University of Salford, Manchester and was awarded an honorary professorship for his many educational achievements. He later set up a Masters in Vascular
Surgery programme in Manchester. He is one of the founders of the highly popular Manchester ASiT MRCS course and the Alpine FRCS Revision courses which has been running for over 15 years. He is also
faculty on the Royal College of Surgeons Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient course (CCrISP) His other academic achievements include over 100 publications (abstracts and original papers) in
peer-reviewed journals and he is the editor of the Oxford Handbook of Key Clinical Evidence and Oxford Handbook of Surgical Guidelines.
He was appointed clinical director of vascular surgery in University Hospital South Manchester in 2009 and developed new services within the region including endovenous therapy and
oncovascular surgery. In April 2012, he was appointed Deputy Medical Director of clinical strategy and developed greater insight into large-scale NHS changes and
In January 2013, he moved to Abu Dhabi having been offered an opportunity to develop vascular services. As chief of vascular surgery and subsequently chief of general surgery, he
developed a team approach to departmental development. In July 2014, he returned to Manchester as the Medical Director of the South Sector Partnership. This strategic role was tasked
to improve the quality of care delivered across 4 partner hospitals (University Hospital South Manchester, Stepping Hill Hospital, East Cheshire Trust, Tameside General Hospital). He
contributed to a number of large-scale NHS Service transformation programmes during this time including a Greater Manchester region wide transformation programme “Healthier Together”, a Department of
health Challenged Health Economy programme and the National Provision of Vascular Services review by the UK Vascular Society. He has worked together with many consulting companies on these
transformation programmes including McKinsey, KPMG, PwC, Deloitte and Carnall Farrar Consultancy.
Currently he is the Chair of the Surgical Institute at Al Ain Hospital, UAE and responsible for the management and development of the surgical departments with the view to
establishing a world class service in the new Al Ain hospital. During this post, he gained a Global Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) with merit through the University of
Manchester in November 2018 and was awarded University of Manchester Middle East Centre Alumni Ambassador Award in October 2019. He looks forward to continuing his leadership roles within
the healthcare sector.