Mr. Abir Bhattacharyya was appointed as a Consultant ENT Surgeon at Whipps Cross University Hospital (Barts Health) in 1997. He has been the Associate Director of Medical Education (2009) and Royal College Surgical Tutor at Whipps Cross University Hospital since 2010. He has recently (2015) been appointed the Training Programme Director (Core Surgery) for London (North – Central & East) by London Deanery/UCL. He has won numerous academic prizes during his undergraduate and postgraduate years and was awarded the Royal College Travelling Fellowship and other awards during his residency. He has also won recognition for his academic, clinical excellence and educational contributions as a consultant.
He has edited two postgraduate textbooks of Head and Neck Surgery and written a book for undergraduates and GPs (Highly commended and selected in the BMA Medical Book Awards 2012). In addition he has numerous publications in peer reviewed journals and is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Laryngology and Otology. He is a member of the court of examiners of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Mr Bhattacharyya completed his Master of Surgery in Otolaryngology at King Edward Memorial Hospital, Bombay and higher surgical training in the United Kingdom, during which he worked at centres of excellence including Institute of Laryngology and Otology, Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital.
In recognition of his contribution to the specialty he was awarded the Fellowship of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) in 2007. He has been a guest speaker at a number of international conferences and is a faculty member, course tutor/organizer of postgraduate courses in otolaryngology in UK and abroad.
As a private Consultant ENT surgeon at Spire Roding Hospital and Spire Hartswood Hospital, Mr Abir Bhattacharyya sees patients with general ear, nose and throat problems, including children. As a senior consultant he has set very high standards of care delivered with compassion, tailored individually with a thorough assessment and clear explanations.
Text Books (author/editor)
Undergraduate/GP/Foundation year Textbook:
1. Pocket Tutor in Otolaryngology Author(s): Abir Bhattacharyya & Nitesh Patel, (BMA Medical Book Awards 2012 - Highly Commended), Year: 2011, London ISSN 978-1-907816-11-6
Postgraduate Textbooks: (Editor/Author)
1. Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery (6 volume series)
Editor, Laryngology Volume, Thieme Publishers, New York (2014) ISBN 978-93-82076-02-5
2. Textbook of Head and Neck Surgery, Section Editor ‘Laryngology’
JP Publishers (1st Edition 2008 ; 2nd Edition due 2016 ) ISBN 978-81-8448-679-7