Azhar Shaida: Profile

Mr Azhar Shaida is based The Harley Street ENT Clinic in London. He has received training in general surgical specialties as well as undergoing the full traditional ENT training, which allows him to offer a comprehensive range of ENT services including treatment for nose and sinus problems, ENT problems in children, otology, implantable hearing devices and head and neck surgery.

Mr Shaida was awarded a scholarship to Cambridge University to study medicine in 1984. He transferred to Oxford University in 1987 to complete his clinical training and qualified in 1990.

Mr Shaida then trained in Oxford, London, and Cambridge and obtained the FRCS (General Surgery) before specialising in ENT surgery. He trained on the East Anglia rotation in Cambridge, Norwich and Ipswich and obtained the ENT fellowship and the FRCS-ORL. He was appointed to his consultant post at the The Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital (RNTNEH) in 2002.

Mr Shaida is fully trained in all aspects of ear nose and throat surgery, and has a special interest in ear surgery and cochlear implants at the RNTNEH. He also provided a full general ENT service and paediatric ENT service at Newham General Hospital until 2007, but is now based wholly at the RNTNEH where he has set up an implantable hearing devices clinic with his audiology colleagues.

In addition to his BMBCh from Oxford and MA from Cambridge, Mr Shaida has general surgery and ENT fellowships from the Royal Colllege of Surgeons of England, and has been awarded his MD degree for his research work and thesis on metalloproteinases in rhinitis.

Mr Shaida treats children of all ages, although he only carries out surgery for very young children at certain sites. Treatment of proven cancers is carried out in a specialist head and neck cancer department with a multidisciplinary team including the surgeon, radiotherapist and oncologist.  

Clinical interests

Mr Shaida has a special interest in cochlear implants, sinus problems, children's ENT problems, revision surgery for previous failures, persistently discharging ears and difficult cases.

Research interests

With a particular interest in the development and implementation of implantable devices for hearing loss, including cochlear implants, middle ear implants and bone anchored hearing aids, Mr Shaida has established a dedicated clinic at the RNTNEH run in collaboration with his audiology colleagues.