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AKM Fazlul Haque (surgeon)

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Native name  একেএম ফজলুল হক
Occupation  Colorectal Surgeon
Parents  Rashid Ahmad
Nationality  Bangladeshi
Spouse(s)  Shahin Mahbuba Haque
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Born  25 January 1958 (age 59) (1958-01-25) Patuakhali, East Pakistan, Pakistan
Alma mater  Dhaka Medical College and Hospital
Employer  Eden Multi-Care Hospital
Education  Dhaka Medical College and Hospital

AKM Fazlul Haque (born 25 January 1958) is a Bangladeshi surgeon. He was the founder of the Department of Colorectal Surgery in Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) in Dhaka.


Early life

Haque was born on 25 January in 1958 in Gazipura village in Patuakhali district. His father is Alhajj Moulovi Rashid Ahmed.


Haque passed SSC from Jessore board at 1972. In 1974, he completed HSC). In 1982, he completed his M.B.B.S degree from Dhaka Medical College. He was awarded Fellowship (FCPS) from Bangladesh College of Physician and Surgeons in January 1989.

Foreign training

  • On Colorectal Surgery Trained from Singapore National University Hospital in 1994
  • In 1995–96 completed intensive training from Singapore General Hospital for 1 (one) year.
  • Observer Training on Colorectal surgery from Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, United States
  • Observer Training on Colorectal surgery from Cleveland Clinic, United States
  • Observer Training on Colorectal surgery from Mayo Clinic, United States
  • Hepatobiliary Surgery & Colorectal Surgery from Singapore General Hospital.
  • Membership

  • Member, American society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons
  • Member, Endoscopic & Laparoscopic SurgeonsOf Asia, ELSA, SINGAPORE
  • Life Member, Bangladesh College of Physicians & Surgeons
  • Life Member, Society of Surgeons of Bangladesh
  • Life Member, Bangladesh Medical Association
  • Works

    Haque worked in government health service in Bangladesh starting from April 1982 until 2009. He practices absolutely restricted Colorectal Surgery since 1997. In last 17 years he has consulted nearly 6,50,000 (six lac fifty thousand) new patients and operated 3,35,000 (Three lac thirty five thousand) patients in private and government's hospital having Piles, Fistula, Anal Fissure, Colon and Rectal Cancer, Polyp, Rectal Prolapse & Diverticulitis. He does short or full colonoscopy himself routinely for most of the patient. He has attended many conferences at home and abroad. He has conducted few international workshops. He was a visiting faculty in Tribhubon University, Nepal. He performed successfully the highest number of operation worldwide for piles, fistula, anal fissure, colon cancer, rectum cancer.


    Haque is the founder chairman of colorectal surgery in Bangabondhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University. It may be specially mentioned that Professor Haque is the pioneer in colorectal Surgery in Bangladesh and the Subcontinent. He successfully initiated various modern surgeries of colon and rectum. Such as double stapling of rectum cancer, Longo operation for Haemorrhoid and successful operation of fistula after having frequent unsuccessful operations. Professor Haque popularized the idea of treating 70-80% of Haemorrhoid patients with non-operation procedure such as Rubber Ring Ligation. He has taken the initiative to observe "World Piles & Colorectal Cancer Day" on 20 November in Bangladesh and internationally to increase public awareness. In 2006 he started "MS degree" in colorectal surgery in Bangabondhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU). He has been practising the colorectal surgery for many years.

    Haque is the first in the history of Bangladesh who directed international training course for senior foreign specialists in May’2008. Surgeons from Sri Lanka, Nepal, India and Maldives attended the international training program "Titled: Master program in MIPH". In this program he trained them practically how to perform Longo operation skillfully without any trauma to the anal canal exterior.

    Books and Publications

    Haque has written a book on colorectal surgery for public which is widely circulated. He has started few operations in Bangladesh for the first time namely Low anterior resection with double stapling, Longo operation and complex fistula operation with seton technique.

    Personal life

    Haque's wife Shahin Mahbuba Haque is a professor of English. In addition to that, she is a singer as well as English News presenter of Bangladesh Television. His eldest son Ashif Almas Haque completed FCPS (surgery) and the younger one is Sakib Sarwat Haque.


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