Consultant Profile

Mr Azhar Shaida

Mr Azhar Shaida BM BCh (Oxford) MA (Cambridge) FRCS ORL-HNS (England) MD (London)
Practicing at:
Spire Roding Hospital
  • Ear, nose and throat
    • Neurotology
    • Otology
    • Rhinology
    • Sinus Surgery
  • Paediatric medicine
    • ENT
  • Paediatric surgery
    • Paediatric otolaryngology
Special clinical interests:

Otology (Ear surgery including mastoid and middle ear surgery, stapedectomy),
NeuroOtology and Dizziness,
Cochlear implants and Auditory Implants,
Children’s ENT,
Rhinology and Sinus surgery,
General ENT

Research interests:

Restoration of hearing,
implantable hearing devices including cochlear implants,
middle ear implants.

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant ENT and Cochlear Implant Surgeon,
The Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital,
330 Grays Inn Road,

Year of first medical qualification:
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Royal College of Surgeons England
British Medical Association
Royal Society of Medicine
British Cochlear Implant Group
British BAHA Professionals Group

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
020 8709 7878
Private secretary telephone number:
020 7935 6405
Private secretary email address:
Personal email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr. Azhar Shaida was awarded a scholarship to read Medicine at Pembroke College, Cambridge University. After completing the Medical Sciences Tripos he transferred to New College, Oxford to complete the clinical course and qualified as a doctor in 1990. He passed the General Surgery fellowship exams before specializing in ENT, completed higher surgical training in Cambridge and East Anglia, and passed the FRCS ORL-HNS examination of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2000. He was appointed as Consultant ENT Surgeon with a special interest in cochlear implants at the prestigious Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital in 2002.

In addition to his medical and surgical qualifications he has an MA in Experimental Psychology from Cambridge, and was awarded an MD from the University of London for his research into rhinitis and matrix metalloproteinases.

He has written journal articles and book chapters, teaches on local and national courses, and is an Assistant Editor for the Journal of Otolaryngology.

He specializes in all forms of ear surgery, 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 dedicated Paediatric ENT clinics and theatre sessions at the RNTNEH. He is experienced in sinus and nasal surgery. In ENT, the majority of patients do not require surgery, and Mr. Shaida takes a particular interest in exploring all treatment options for his patients, including non-surgical options.

Personal profile:

I believe in advances in hearing surgery should be available to all, and am collaborating with centres in developing countries to help them start up their cochlear implant programmes and to ensure that the latest and best techniques are disseminated.
I am a keen sportsman, and I enjoy playing football, cricket and tennis. I also enjoy travel and experiencing different locations and cultures.  

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Mr Azhar Shaida

Mr Shaida, Spire Roding Hospital, Essex, East London, North London, ENT surgery, rhinology, children's ENT, otology, Essex, East London, North London.

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