Mr Azhar Shaida is a Consultant ENT and Cochlear Implant Surgeon who won a scholarship to Cambridge to study medicine, and went on to complete his clinical studies in Oxford University, qualifying in 1990. He then did his junior doctor training in London, Cambridge and Norwich, before being as appointed as Consultant ENT Surgeon / Otologist at the Royal National Ear Nose and Throat Hospital, London.
He specializes in all ear problems, including complex mastoid and middle ear surgery, stapedectomy and auditory and cochlear implants, and frequently deals with tertiary referrals and complex revision cases. He also has an interest in nose and sinus problems, and is one of the main Paediatric ENT providers at the RNTNEH.
He is the Clinical Governance and Audit Lead for the RNTNEH.
He is a reviewer for many ENT Journals and Assistant Editor for the Journal of Laryngology and Otology.
His research interests include treatment of hearing loss, minimally invasive ear surgery, and the application of artificial intelligence and robotics to ENT surgery. He lectures nationally and internationally, and is Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Ear Institute, UCL.
BM BCh Oxon 1990
BA, MA Experimental Psychology, Cantab 1991
FRCS General Surgery 1994
FRCS ORL-HNS 2000
MD (London) 2006
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons, England.
Member of Court of Examiners of Royal College of Surgeons
Member ENT UK
Member BAPO (British Association Paediatric ENT Surgeons)
Member BCIG (British Cochlear Implant Group)
Member BAHA Professionals Group