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Last updated: 25 Apr 2020
Jahangir Ahmed is a highly qualified and respected consultant in ENT specialising in Head & Neck, Laryngology and Thyroid surgery at Barts-Health and UCLH NHS trusts.
He was educated at Kings College, Cambridge University where he achieved the Harmer prize for Medicine and attained an MA in experimental psychology. He completed clinical education at Imperial College, London, graduating with the Gold-medal in Pathology.
He completed higher specialist training in major London teaching hospitals during which time he was awarded competitive research fellowships from The Welcome Trust, The Barts and London Charity and was a Royal college of Surgeons Academic research-fellow. He completed a PhD at The Barts Cancer Institute, where he genetically optimised Vaccinia viruses for immune-therapeutic cancer treatment.
He has a high-volume practice and expertise in the surgical management of benign and malignant head and neck tumours of all subsites including tonsil, pharynx, larynx, salivary gland and thyroid.
In addition, he has a special interest and tertiary level NHS practice in the surgical management of: obstructive sleep apnoea refractory to CPAP; complex airway conditions; voice and swallow disorders.
He is skilled in transoral laser and robotic surgery. Indeed, he has one of the highest-volume transoral robotic surgical practices in the UK, performing over 50 transoral resections of tumour or obstructing tissue per year. Complementing his experience in treating the upper aero-digestive tract, he also maintains a substantial advanced endoscopic sinus surgical practice. He currently performs over 400 operations per year in the NHS.
Mr Ahmed is chairman and lead of the Barts Head and Neck cancer MDT and a member of the Barts Thyroid MDT.
Mr Ahmed has a keen research interest in minimally invasive transoral surgery and molecular treatment of cancers. He is an honorary clinical lecturer at Queen Mary University of London, is widely published in peer reviewed scientific journals and has written numerous book chapters in respected texts.
He holds a PGCE in Medical education and is education co-lead at Barts, facilitating a training programme for North Thames higher ENT surgical trainees and junior doctors.
Mr Ahmed’s colleagues would describe him as caring, friendly, a team player and skilled and diligent in the surgery he performs. Above all he is extremely patient-centric and will work tirelessly to alleviate their unique ENT problem(s).
Areas of interest
Snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea;
Head and neck oncologic surgery: transoral laser and robotic assisted resections, lymph node biopsy, neck dissection;
Thyroid surgery: hemi/ total thyroidectomy, thyroglossal duct cyst excision;
Salivary gland conditions (parotid, submandibular, sublingual gland and ranula excision);
Laryngology, complex airway and swallowing disorders in adults: laser excision of benign and laryngeal lesions, reconstruction of paralysed vocal fold, botox injection, laryngotracheoplasty, endoscopic and external surgery for pharyngeal pouch and pharyngo-oesophageal narrowing;
Rhinology. Management of allergy, sinusitis, nasal polyps, epistaxis and tumour: septal and turbinate surgery advanced functional endoscopic sinus surgery, correction of sequelae of nasal trauma;
General ENT in adults and children: adenoidectomy, tonsillectomy, management of hearing and balance disorders, clearance of ear wax/ infection, treatment of glue ear.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant in Head & Neck, Thyroid, ENT surgery
Barts Health NHS Trust
University College London Hospitals NHS Trust
Minimal access head and neck oncologic resections: facilitated by Transoral laser and Transoral robotic surgery
Surgical management of obstructive sleep apnea refractory to CPAP/ other conservative measures
Molecular treatment of cancers, oncologic immunotherapy and virotherapy
Reading, history, fine dining, keeping fit
Wellcome Trust. Clinical Research Fellowship.2012
Barts and the London Charity Clinical Research Fellowship. 2011
RCSEng Clinical Research Fellowship. 2011
HCW Vines Prize for pathology. Imperial College. 2000
Steadman Prize for pathology: gold. Imperial college. 1999
Harmer Prize for Medicine, Kings College, Cambridge University. 1996
A new oncolytic Vaccinia virus augments antitumor immune responses to prevent tumor
recurrence and metastasis after surgery. J Immunother Cancer. 2020 Mar;8(1).
Transient Inhibition of PI3Kδ Enhances the Therapeutic Effect of Intravenous Delivery of Oncolytic Vaccinia Virus. Mol Ther. 2020 Feb 28.
Custom designing laryngoplasty implant using actual size CT scan images on a mobile device. Clin Otolaryngol. 2019 Jan
No evidence of cholesteatoma in untreated otitis media with effusion in children with primary ciliary dyskinesia. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2018 Feb
Aberrant facial flushing following monobloc fronto-facial distraction. J Craniomaxillofac Surg. 2015 Oct
A marker-free system for highly efficient construction of vaccinia virus vectors
using CRISPR Cas9. Mol Ther Methods Clin Dev. 2015 Sep 16;2
Efficiently editing the Vaccinia virus genome using the CRISPR Cas9 system. J Virol. 2015 Mar 4.
A vaccinia virus armed with interleukin-10 is a promising therapeutic agent for treatment of murine pancreatic cancer. Clin Cancer Res. 2015 Jan 15;21(2)
MRI brain abnormalities in cochlear implant candidates: How common
and how important are they? Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2012 Apr 10
Functional endoscopic balloon dilation of sinus ostia for chronic rhinosinusitis. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. July 2011
The extended Sistrunk procedure for the management of thyroglossal duct cysts in children: how we do it. Clin Otolaryngol. 2011 Jun;36(3)
Impact of long-term nasopharyngeal airway on health-related quality of life of children with obstructive sleep apnea caused by syndromic craniosynostosis. J Craniofac Surg. 2011 Jan;22(1)
Hearing and ossicular chain preservation in cholesteatoma surgery. J Laryngol Otol. 2011 Feb;125(2)
Endaural meatoplasty: the Whipps Cross technique. J Laryngol Otol. 2011 Jan;125(1)
Assessment of the chin in patients undergoing rhinoplasty: what proportion may benefit from chin augmentation? Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010 Feb;142(2)
The role of the nasopharyngeal airway for OSA in syndromic craniosynostosis. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery. 19(3):659-663, May 2008
Treatment of pyriform fossa sinuses with monopolar diathermy. J Laryngol Otol. 2008 Aug
An approach to the management of paroxysmal laryngospasm. Analysis of case series and establishment of a management protocol. J Laryngol Otol. 2008 Jan 122(1)
- FRCS (ORL-HNS) RCS England 2016
- PhD in Molecular Oncology Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University of London 2015
- PGC Medical Education Cardiff University 2009
- MBBS (Honours) Imperial College School of Medicine 2001
- Diploma of Head and Neck Surgery RCS England 2006
- MA (Cantab) University of Cambridge 2001
Reference number 6028809
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Honorary Clinical Lecturer Queen Mary University of London 2018
- Chairman of the Barts Head and Neck MDT Barts health 2019
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCT, 2017
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
British Laryngology Association
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