Jahangir Ahmed is a respected ENT consultant, specialising in laryngology, head, neck and thyroid surgery, based 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. Mr Ahmed completed his clinical education at Imperial College, London, graduating with the Gold-medal in Pathology. He completed higher specialist training in major London teaching hospitals. Mr Ahmed was awarded competitive research fellowships from The Welcome Trust, The Bart’s and London Charity and was a Royal College of Surgeons Academic research-fellow. He completed a PhD at The Bart’s Cancer Institute, where he genetically optimised a Vaccinia virus strain for immunotherapy of cancer.
Mr Ahmed has a special interest and tertiary level NHS practice in the surgical management of obstructive sleep apnoea refractory to CPAP and complex voice, airway and swallow disorders. These complement his expertise in head and neck and thyroid oncologic surgery. He is skilled in transoral laser and robotic surgery. 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. He also maintains a significant advanced endoscopic sinus surgical practice. He currently performs over 450 operations per year in the NHS. Mr Ahmed is chairman and lead of the Bart’s head and neck cancer MDT and a member of the Bart’s thyroid MDT.
He 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 Bart’s, facilitating a training programme for North-Thames higher surgical trainees and junior doctors.