Mr Irfan Syed graduated from University College Hospital, London and completed his ENT higher surgical training on the London training programme including Paediatric ENT surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Mr Syed is a Consultant ENT Surgeon at University Hospital Lewisham treating all aspects of general and paediatric ENT conditions and has a specialist interest in rhinology (nose & sinuses) & facial plastic surgery (nasal reconstruction and management of skin lesions). He gained fellowship sub-specialty training in Rhinology & Facial Plastic surgery at St George’s Hospital, London.
He was awarded the British Rhinological Society Bursary Award for training at the Sino-Nasal Institute of Florida, USA and the European Rhinological Society Award for training at the Amsterdam Medical Centre. His international training has also taken him to Paris and the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. He is a member of the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery.
Mr Syed is well recognized for his role in post-graduate surgical teaching and is course director for The London Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Course, The London Facial Plastic Surgery Course, The London ST3 Course & The London FRCS (ORL-HNS) Viva Course. He is the author of a number of textbooks in medicine and surgery. He has published extensively in the peer-reviewed literature and presented his work internationally.
Mr Syed has been invited to teach on a number of national and international courses including the Step by step Rhinoplasty Cadaveric Dissection Course in London, the London Facial Aesthetic Cosmetic Training Course, the East Anglian Sinus, Orbit & Skull Base Course and the Guildford Advanced Sinus & Skull base Course.
In addition to his clinical work he is currently a specialist advisor to the Care Quality Commission (CQC). He is an active committee member for ENT-UK working to improve the training of future ENT surgeons.