Mr Habib Charfare

  • MBBS, FRCS (Gen), DNB, PG Cert (Med Edu)
  • Spoken languages Hindi - Native or bilingual, Urdu - Native or bilingual, Marathi (Marāṭhī) - Fluent

Overview

Mr Charfare graduated from Bombay University in 1986 before going on to complete his basic surgical training in India. He came to the UK in 1992 and after obtaining FRCS in 1993, he worked as a higher surgical trainee in South East Thames and East Anglian deaneries.

He passed his Intercollegiate specialty examination, FRCS (Gen Surg) in 2000.

Throughout his time training in the UK, Mr Charfare developed a special interest in Laparoscopic surgery (cholecystectomies and hernia repair), Breast surgery and Endocrine surgery (thyroid and parathyroid diseases). He was appointed Consultant General Surgeon at Bedford Hospital in 2005 and 5 years later in 2010 he was made Clinical Lead in breast surgery; providing care and treatment for symptomatic and screen detected breast cancers.

Mr Charfare currently provides a one stop breast clinic and a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for breast cancer. He also specialises in minimally invasive parathyroid surgery and sentinel node biopsy.

Outside of his day to day consultancy work Mr Charfare sits on the editorial board for British Journal Medical Practitioners and he has peer reviewed several surgical articles related to his speciality for publication. He is Director of the CCrISP course and is also a recognised teacher for medical students from the University of Cambridge. 

Awards received

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
  • Association of Breast Surgery
  • British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons
  • British Hernia Society
  • European Hernia Society

Clinical interests

  • Breast cancer
  • Breast diagnostics
  • Benign breast conditions
  • Breast surgery

Publications & affiliations

1) Charfare H, MacLatchie E, Bradley M, Eadie C, Burnet K, Chapman D et al. Comparison of different methods of assessing cosmetic outcome following breast-conserving surgery and factors influencing cosmetic outcome. British Journal of Medical Practitioner 2010;3(1):310

2) Ypsilantis E, Charfare H, Wassif WS. Intraoperative PTH Assay during Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy May Be Helpful in the Detection of Double Adenomas and May Minimise the Risk of Recurrent Surgery. Int J Endocrinol. 2010;2010:178671

3) Charfare H, Limongeli S, Purushotham AD. Neoadjuvant chemotherapy in breast cancer. Published Br J Surgery 2005; 92 (1): 14- 23

4) Charfare H, Cheslyn-Curtis S. Selective cholangiography in 600 patients undergoing Laparoscopic cholecystectomy with 5-year follow up for residual bile duct stones. Ann R Coll Surg Eng 2003; 85: 167-73

5) Groot-Wassink T, Deo H, Charfare H, Foley R. Laparoscopic excision of urachus. Surg Endosc 2000; 14 (7): 680- 1. Epub 2000 May 22

Professional memberships

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
  • Association of Breast Surgery
  • British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons
  • British Hernia Society
  • European Hernia Society