Mr Irfan Syed graduated from University College Hospital, London and completed his ENT higher surgical training on the London training programme.
Mr Syed is a Consultant ENT Surgeon at University Hospital Lewisham treating all aspects of general ENT conditions and has a specialist interest in rhinology (nose & sinuses) & facial plastic surgery (nasal reconstruction and management of skin lesions). He gained fellowship sub-specialty training in Rhinology & Facial Plastic surgery at St George’s Hospital, London.
He was awarded the British Rhinological Society Bursary Award for training at the Sino-Nasal Institute of Florida, USA and the European Rhinological Society Award for training at the Amsterdam Medical Centre. His international training has also taken him to Paris and the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. He is a member of the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgeons.
Mr Syed is well recognized for his role in post-graduate surgical teaching and is course director for The London Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Course & The London Facial Plastic Surgery Course teaching surgeons from all over the world. He is also director of The London ST3 Course & The London FRCS (ORL-HNS) Viva Course. He has been invited to teach on the faculty for many national courses including the Guildford Advanced Sinus Surgery Course, East Anglian Sinus, Orbit & Skull Base Course, Step by Step Rhinoplasty Course and the London Facial Aesthetic Cosmetic Training Course.
He is the author of a number of textbooks in medicine and surgery. He has published extensively in the peer-reviewed literature and presented his work internationally.
In addition to his clinical work he is currently a specialist advisor to the Care Quality Commission (CQC) including inspection of hospitals to ensure surgical care to patients is of the highest standard.