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Professor Shakeel Saeed


Professor of Otology/Neuro-otology; Consultant ENT and Skullbase Surgeon

Specialty: ENT, Otolaryngology

Location: London

Professional Profile

Professor Saeed is currently a leading surgeon and researcher in disorders of the ear, hearing, balance, facial nerve and skullbase. He manages patients from all over the UK as well internationally.

Graduated from King’s College, London 1985
Doctorate thesis awarded 2003

Previous consultant ENT and skullbase surgeon in Manchester 1999-2008
Professorial appointment in London since 2008.
Extensive experience in lateral skullbase surgery and implantation otology – leading UK opinion in this field
Over 2000 complex ear surgeries
Over 400 cochlear implant surgeries
Over 500 vestibular schwannoma (acoustic neuroma) and other skullbase surgeries
25 auditory brainstem implant surgeries (adults and children)
President of the European Academy of Otology and Neurotology 2018-2021
President of the Royal Society of Medicine, Section of Otology 2013-2014
President of the British Skullbase Society 2013-2015
President of the British Society of Academic Otorhinolaryngology 2011-2016
Vice-President of the British Cochlear Implant Group 2011-2015
Chairman of the BACO 2015 Academic committee
Collegium Oto-Rhino-Laryngologicum Amicitiae Sacrum (by nomination)
Administrative Advisory Board of JIAO
Medicine and Clinical Trials Group lead, UCL Ear Institute
Clinical Director of The Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital
Active in otological research and peer review.
Over 120 peer-reviewed publications
Over 250 presentations and scientific meetings nationally and internationally

Specialises In

Hearing loss
Facial palsy
Vestibular schwannoma (acoustic neuroma)
Glomus tumour
Facial nerve tumours
Superior semicircular canal dehiscence
Meniere’s Disease
Benign Positional Vertigo
Hearing loss requiring cochlear implantation
Hearing loss requiring middle ear implants

Professional Memberships

British Medical Association

British Association of Otorhinolaryngologists – Head and Neck Surgeons

The Royal Society of Medicine, Section of Otology (President 2013-2014)

British Society of Academic Otolaryngology (President 2011-2016)

British Skullbase Society (Treasurer 2003 – 2011, President 2013 – 2015)

European Academy of Otology and Neuro-Otology (General Secretary, 2017-2018, President 2018-2021)

The British Cochlear Implant Group (Vice President 2010 – 2015)

The British Society of Neuro-Otology

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