Professor Nazar Amso is a leading consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist currently practicing at Cardiff-based Oak Tree Clinic and Spire Cardiff Hospital, as well as St Joseph's Hospital, Malpas, Newport. He specialises in minimal access hysteroscopic and laparoscopic surgery, fertility investigations, treatments, adolescent gynaecology and joint clinics for paediatric care.
He qualified in 1974 from The College of Medicine at The University of Baghdad, in Iraq. After residency training at a number of teaching hospitals in Baghdad, Professor Amso chose to specialise in obstetrics and gynaecology. He studied at The University of Wales College of Medicine and The University Hospital of Wales, where he has established national and international clinical and research collaborations.
His professional career journey in the UK began in 1981 and progressed in training posts from West and East Sussex, then later London and Newcastle Upon Tyne. He also undertook research between 1987-1991 at The Royal Free Hospital, London, which culminated in a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist post at Gateshead.
Professor Amso's clinical practice has since focused on developing new and innovative approaches to service delivery for benign gynaecology. He set up the first ultrasound-based one-stop menstrual disorders clinic in Wales and introduced new treatments such as non-surgical interventions for fibroids and balloon endometrial ablation for menorrhagia. Ultrasound has been the passion of Professor Amso ever since he was a junior trainee. He pioneered the ovarian cancer screening trial in Cardiff and undertook many of the advanced scans. He also provided advice and counselling for the trial's volunteers.
Following Professor Amso's retirement from Cardiff University, he shifted his focus to his interest in education and incorporated limited companies to establish educational partnerships with other like-minded organisations and deliver remote/distance learning medical education in skills-focussed specialties for the UK and the rest of the world.