MBBCh  FRCS(Tr & Orth)  European Diploma of Hand Surgery  MFST  PGDip Med ED


Mr Fizan Younis was appointed as a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust in February 2013.  He treats exclusively Hand, Wrist and Elbow problems. Mr Younis was born and raised in Blackburn and studied medicine at Cardiff University.  He then completed his basic and higher surgical training in the Northwest of England.  Mr Younis was the recepient of two international awards allowing him to further his training at the McGill University Hospital in Montreal, Canada and the Insitut de la Main in Paris, France.  



Mr Younis has been part of the Transformation Project that was responsible for the development of the purpose-built Elective Centre at Burnley General Hospital. He also jointly led the fracture clinic re-design project that has resulted in remarkable reductions in waiting times for fracture clinic appointments. He is currently striving to introduce patient-rated outcome measures as part of routine outpatient practice and is building on the his existing work on ‘Wide-Awake’ surgery at the trust. This would mean that a greater proportion of patients would have their surgery under local anaesthetic allowing them to return home on the day of surgery.


Mr Younis has a passion for teaching and has completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Education.  He is a trainer for Orthopaedic Surgeons in the Northwest Deanery and has been awarded the Educator Excellence Award in consecutive years  for 2018 and 2019 by Health Education Northwest.  He was also nominated for the trainer of the year by the trainees in the Northwest Deanery for consecutive years in 2018 and 2019. Mr Younis is a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire and is responsible for teaching medical students from the University of Central Lancashire and Lancaster Univeristy.  He was awarded the Educator of the Year Award for year 4 from the University of Central Lancashire for 2018/2019.