Mr Ahmed was educated at the University of Cambridge and Imperial College School of Medicine, graduating in 2001.
He completed higher specialist training in London teaching hospitals including The Royal London and St Bartholomew’s, Charing Cross, The Royal National Throat Nose and Ear and Great Ormond Street Hospitals, renowned centers of excellence and academia. During this time, he was awarded competitive research fellowships from The Wellcome Trust, The Bart’s and London Charity and was a Royal College of Surgeons of England academic research-fellow. These culminated in an award of a PhD in molecular oncology at The Bart’s Cancer Institute in 2015, for the genetic optimization of a Vaccinia virus strain for immuno-therapy of cancer.
He Joined Barts health and UCLH NHS Trusts as a consultant October 2017.
His specialist interests include the surgical management of neck and face lumps, encompassing benign and malignant head and neck tumours of all subsites including salivary gland and thyroid. In addition, he has a particular interest and expertise in the surgical management of obstructive sleep apnoea refractory to CPAP, voice, airway and swallowing disorders. He is skilled in transoral laser and robotic surgery and also maintains a significant advanced endoscopic sinus surgery practice in the NHS.
Mr Ahmed is currently 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 PGC in Medical education and is education co-lead at Bart’s health; facilitating a training program for North-Thames higher surgical trainees and junior doctors.
Mr Ahmed’s colleagues would describe him as kind, friendly, a team player and skilled and diligent in the surgery he performs. His involvement in academia and teaching means he keeps abreast of the latest evidence-based treatment protocols and technology in ENT.
He strives to provide the highest quality care to every patient he treats. Following diagnosis, he will carefully individualize therapy to the patient’s unique problem and will be readily accessible throughout their journey and beyond.