I am considered by my peers in the UK and overseas as leading surgeon and researcher in disorders of the ear, hearing, balance, facial nerve and skullbase. I see patients from all over the UK as well internationally. Therefore many of my NHS and private patients are tertiary referrals, having been referred to me for my opinion or management by other ENT and allied specialties colleagues.

On this basis I have gained extensive experience in otology, lateral skullbase surgery and implantation otology including:

  • Over 2000 complex ear surgeries
  • Over 400 cochlear implant surgeries
  • Over 500 vestibular schwannoma (acoustic neuroma) and other skullbase surgeries
  • 24 auditory brainstem implant surgeries (adults and children)

As a Consultant with over 20 years of experience, I have super-specialised in helping adults, children or infants with:

  • Hearing loss – including loss requiring cochlear implantation or middle ear implants

  • Dizziness

  • Tinnitus

  • Vestibular schwannoma – (acoustic neuroma)

  • Glomus tumour

  • Cholesteatoma

  • Otosclerosis

  • Facial nerve tumours

  • Superior semicircular canal dehiscence

  • Meniere’s Disease

  • Benign Positional Vertigo


  • July 1985 – M.B.,B.S. (King’s College, London)

  • July 1989 – F.R.C.S. (Edinburgh, General Surgery)

  • April 1990 – F.R.C.S. (London, Otorhinolaryngology)

  • April 1995 – Intercollegiate F.R.C.S. (England, Otorhinolaryngology)

  • April 1996 – Accreditation in Otorhinolaryngology

  • December 2002 – M.D. University of Manchester (Gold medal)


Present Appointments

  • Professor of Otology/Neuro-otology, University College London, Ear Institute

  • Consultant ENT and Skullbase Surgeon, Royal National Throat, Nose & Ear Hospital and National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London

Previous Appointments

  • Consultant ENT and Skullbase Surgeon, Manchester Royal Infirmary and Hope Hospital, January 1999 to August 2008

  • Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Manchester


  • The Grammar School, Stockport | 1973-1980 Represented the school in tennis and rugby

  • University of London, Faculty of Medicine | 1980-1985

  • Pre-Clinical studies at Guy’s Hospital Medical School | 1980-1982

  • Clinical studies at King’s College Hospital Medical School | 1982-1985

  • Basic Surgical and Medical training

    House Officer and Senior House Officer, Manchester Region 1985 to 1990

  • Higher Surgical training:

    Complex Otology and Skullbase Fellow, Manchester Royal Infirmary | 1997 to 1998

  • Senior Registrar rotation in Otolaryngology, Manchester region | 1992 to 1996

  • Registrar rotation in Otolaryngology, London Region | 1990 to 1992

“Prof. Saeed has been most helpful in doing his utmost to make sure that every referred patient gets seen without delay and treated with professionalism and devotion. His expertise, skill and level of patient care is truly unique and of the highest calibre. We look forward to his continuous support.”

Rabbi H Grunfeld & the Team, MARS (Medical Advocacy & Referral Service)


Leading clinician in disorders of the ear, working in private practice and the NHS


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