About Mr Jahangir Ahmed

Consultant ENT Surgeon

ENT

Sub-specialties: Head, Neck, Acute and chronic cough, Snoring, Sleep Apnea, Thyroid Disorders, Laryngology, Ear Nose and Throat, Endocrine Surgery.

Mr Jahangir Ahmed is a Consultant in Laryngology and Head and Neck Surgery at OneWelbeck ENT.

Overview

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Tel: 020 3653 2007

Mr Jahangir Ahmed is a Consultant in Laryngology and Head and Neck Surgery at OneWelbeck ENT.

Areas of Expertise

Mr Jahangir Ahmed treats various conditions including the following:

Some of the treatments and procedures Mr Ahmed offers are:

  • Microlaryngoscopy
  • Larynx and vocal fold surgery
  • Tracheal surgery
  • Laser surgery to larynx
  • Airway reconstruction
  • Laser tonsillectomy
  • Palatal surgery
  • Transoral robotic surgery
  • Head and neck cancer surgery
  • Lymph node excision
  • Neck dissection
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Parotidectomy
  • Submandibular gland excision
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Septal and turbinate surgery

About Mr Jahangir Ahmed

Jahangir (Jay) Ahmed is a consultant specialising in laryngology, head, neck and thyroid surgery who practises at Barts Health and University College Hospitals NHS Trusts. He is the current chair of the head and neck MDT at Barts Health and an integral member of the Barts Thyroid MDT.

He was educated at King's College, Cambridge University where he achieved the Harmer prize for Medicine and obtained an MA in experimental psychology. He completed clinical education at Imperial College, London, graduating with the Gold-medal in Pathology.

His higher specialist training occurred in London’s premiere ENT hospitals, including The Royal National Throat Nose and Ear, Great Ormond Street, St Bartholomews, The Royal London and Charing Cross Hospitals, giving him a broad, high quality ENT training experience. During this time, he was awarded competitive research fellowships from The Welcome Trust, The Barts and London Charity and was a Royal College of Surgeons Academic research fellow.  These culminated in a PhD from The Barts Cancer Institute, where he genetically optimised Vaccinia viruses for immune-therapeutic cancer treatment.

Mr Ahmed has a high-volume practice and expertise in the surgical management of voice disorders, complex airway reconstruction and benign and malignant head and neck tumours of all subsites including tonsil, tongue, pharynx, larynx, salivary gland and thyroid. In addition, he has a passion for and runs a unique tertiary referral service for the surgical management of obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) refractory to CPAP.

Mr Ahmed is one of the core thyroid surgeons in the Barts Health Thyroid Multidisciplinary team (MDT); this is one of the largest thyroid cancer groups in the UK. He has a high-volume thyroid surgical practice and is one of the few surgeons designated to perform selective neck dissection in thyroid cancer patients with advanced disease.

Mr Ahmed is highly skilled in scarless, through the mouth (transoral, microlaryngoscopic), minimally invasive technology such as laser, robotic and advanced endoscopic sinus surgery; putting him in a unique position to offer safe state of the art surgical treatment from nasal passage to voice box. Indeed, he has one of the largest such transoral robotic practices in the UK, using DaVinci robotic systems to remove tumour or obstructive tissue.

Mr Ahmed runs head and neck “one stop” and “voice” multidisciplinary clinics at Barts Health. There, he also forms part of a dedicated team that is able to offer every modality of treatment for patients suffering with sleep disordered breathing (from snoring to severe OSA), ranging from CPAP to transoral robotic surgery. Indeed, the team’s latest surgical audit has demonstrated tremendous success with 90% of CPAP dependent OSA patients who had robotic surgery, coming off their CPAP post operatively.

Mr Ahmed is passionate about teaching. He holds a PGCert in Medical education. He is education co-lead at Bart’s health; facilitating a training program for North-Thames higher surgical trainees and junior doctors. He is also a member of the faculty in a number of London based instructional training courses in ENT.

Mr Ahmed’s involvement in academia (see below) and teaching ensures he keeps abreast of the latest evidence-based treatment protocols and technology in ENT.

Mr. Ahmed has gained a reputation for providing the highest quality care to every patient he treats. He is a firm believer of personalised medicine and aims to provide bespoke, individualised treatment plans for his patients. He will be readily accessible throughout their clinical journey and beyond, to ensure as comfortable an experience as possible.

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Additional Information

Memberships

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

Awards

  • Chairman of the Barts Health Head and Neck MDT
  • Honorary clinical lecturer at Queen Mary University of London
  • Wellcome Trust, Clinical Research Fellowship 2012
  • Barts and the London Charity Clinical Research Fellowship, 2011
  • RCSEng Clinical Research Fellowship, 2011
  • HCW Vines Prize for pathology, Imperial College, 2000
  • Steadman Prize for pathology: gold, Imperial College, 1999
  • Harmer Prize for Medicine, King's College, Cambridge University, 1996

Research Highlights

Dr Jahangir Ahmed 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. He is widely published, thus far with 30 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and 12 book chapters in respected surgical, clinical and scientific textbooks. His research and clinical experience are regularly presented at national and international meetings.

Research Interests

  • Minimal access head and neck oncologic resections: facilitated by Transoral laser and Transoral robotic surgery
  • Surgical management of obstructive sleep apnoea refractory to CPAP / other conservative measures
  • Molecular treatment of cancers, oncologic immunotherapy and virotherapy
  • The management of complex voice and airway obstructive disorders