Mr Jahangir Ahmed

MA (Cantab), PhD, FRCS (ORL-HNS), PGCMed, DoHNS
ENT Surgeon specialising in Laryngology, Head & Neck and Thyroid Surgery

Mr. Jahangir Ahmed

Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist

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Awards and distinguished positions:

About me

I am a consultant specialising in laryngology, head and neck cancer and thyroid surgery. My NHS practice is based at Barts Health and University College Hospitals NHS Trusts.

I am the current lead clinician for ENT at The Royal London Hospital at Barts Health and a core member of the Barts Head & Neck and Thyroid multi-disciplinary teams.

My mission

I strive for excellence in the clinical care I provide; aiming for bespoke treatment plans sensitive to your condition and your specific needs. I will be readily available and accessible throughout your clinical journey, for you and your family’s peace of mind and comfort.  

My training

I attended Cambridge University (Kings college) where I was awarded the Harmer prize for Medicine and graduated with an MA in Experimental psychology. I completed clinical undergraduate training at Imperial College, London. There, I was awarded the Gold-medal in Pathology.

I trained in Head and Neck and ENT at some of London’s elite ENT hospitals, including St Bartholomews, The Royal London, The Royal National Throat Nose and Ear, Charing Cross (The National Centre for Airway Reconstruction) and Great Ormond Street Hospitals. This equipped me with a broad set of high-quality specialist ENT skills and vital experience in managing very complex patients across the spectrum of ENT.

During my higher surgical training I was awarded highly sought-after research fellowships from The Welcome Trust and The Barts and London Research Charities. I was also a Royal College of Surgeons Academic research fellow in the year 2011.  With these awards I obtained a PhD in molecular oncology from The Barts Cancer Institute, where I successfully developed a neo-adjuvant viral based immune therapeutic for solid cancers.

An overview of my current practice

I have a high-volume tertiary level practice in the surgical management of voice disorders, complex airway reconstruction and benign and malignant tumours arising from all areas in the face, throat and neck, including the thyroid gland.

I also run a unique service in managing patients with snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) who are resistant to CPAP treatment.

I am a core member of the Barts Health Thyroid Multidisciplinary team (MDT); one the largest thyroid cancer MDTs in the UK. I perform a high number of thyroid operations per year and am one of the designated surgeons to perform neck dissection for advanced thyroid cancer.   

I am skilled in scarless, minimally invasive surgery, performed through the mouth and nose with technology such as laser, robotic and advanced endoscopic sinus equipment. This makes me an ideal choice for patients looking for safe, up to date surgery for all conditions from the nose and mouth to the throat and voice box.

My group has one of the highest-volume transoral (through the mouth) robotic surgical practices in the UK, where we utilise the DaVinci robot system to excise tissue from difficult to reach areas in the tongue, throat and voice box.

At the Royal London Hospital, I run “rapid diagnostic” and specialist “voice” MDT clinics. I also run a tertiary level clinic, in collaboration the Respiratory unit at St Bartholomews hospital where we can offer the latest surgical treatment for sleep disordered breathing. Indeed, my team’s latest surgical audit has demonstrated tremendous success, with nearly  90% of OSA patients not requiring CPAP after being treated with a robotic surgical procedure.

Teaching experience

I hold a PGCert in Medical education as I wanted to formalise my passion for teaching.

At Barts health I co-lead the ENT academic and training programme; focussed on training the next generation of higher surgical trainees and junior doctors in the North Thames Deanery.

I frequently run educational sessions for GPs and other allied health care specialists.

I am also a faculty member in many of London’s instructional and dissection courses in Head and Neck surgery, including one we run at the Medical school at Barts.

Memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • ENT UK
  • British Laryngology Association

Academia

My research interests include:
  1. Minimally invasive cancer surgery of the head and neck; in particular ultilising laser and robotic technology
  2. Advanced surgical treatment for OSA
  3. Biological and molecular cancer treatment
  4. Advanced airway reconstruction
 
I am a clinical lecturer at Queen Mary university of London.
 
I have published over 30 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals and thus far 12 book chapters in specialist medical, ENT and basic science texts.
 
I lecture regularly at scientific meetings and conferences.