LEWISTON — Shiraz Farooq, M.D., a specialist in colorectal, trauma and general surgery, has been appointed to the Central Maine Medical Center medical staff. He is practicing with Central Maine Surgical Associates at 12 High St., Suite 401, in Lewiston.
Farooq is focusing his practice on colorectal surgery, though he also provides general surgery services, and provides surgical support for CMMC’s Level II trauma program. His primary surgical interest is taking care of patients with benign and malignant disorders of the anorectal region. He also does screening and diagnostic colonoscopies and treats patients who have colorectal cancer and other diseases. He is well versed in open and advanced laparoscopic surgical techniques.
A graduate of Pakistan Air Force Degree College in Peshawar, Pakistan, Farooq also attended Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan, and earned his medical degree at the University of Karachi Baqai Medical College. He graduated first in his class from both college and medical school, for the entire state of Pakistan.
He completed a general surgery residency at the State University of New York in Buffalo, N.Y., where he served as chief resident during his final year of training. He completed a critical care surgery fellowship at the University of Rochester in Rochester, N.Y., and a colon and rectal surgery fellowship at Grant Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio.
Prior to joining the Lewiston-Auburn medical community, he worked as a general surgeon at Coquille Valley Hospital in Coquille, Ore., and later specialized in colon and rectal surgery at St. Francis Hospital in Greenville, S.C., and St. Joseph North Hospital at Lutz, Fla.
He is certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery. He is also certified by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. He is a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, American College of Surgeons, and American College of Colon and Rectal Surgery.
He will reside in Falmouth with his wife and their three daughters.