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Shakeel Saeed

Consultant ENT Surgeon

Shakeel Saeed is Professor of Otology and Neuro-Otology at University College London, based at the Ear Institute. This is one of only two such University Chairs in this field in the UK and historically the oldest. As a Consultant ENT and Skullbase surgeon with over 30 years of experience, Professor Saeed has super-specialised in helping adults, children or infants with all conditions and diseases of the ear. Professor Saeed has worked both in the NHS and private sectors firstly in Manchester and then for the last 15 years in London. He is also Consultant at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and Honorary Consultant at Guy’s St Thomas’ and King’s College Hospital, London

Professor Saeed graduated from King’s College, London in 1985, he was awarded his Doctorate thesis in 2003. He was Consultant ENT and skull base surgeon in Manchester 1999-2008 before taking up his Professorial position in London in 2008.

Professor Saeed was the Divisional Clinical Director (DCD) of the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear from July 2012 to April 2020. He drew on his leadership and communication resources during the critical planning of and move to the new ENT Hospital on the main UCLH campus in September 2019 and implementation of the new UCLH electronic health record system in April 2019.

In 2018, through pan-European peer recognition of his research, educational and clinical contribution to Otology, Professor Saeed was elected President of the European Academy of Otology and Neurotology 2018-2020. This highly prestigious position means he continues to spearhead European Otology and delivered the EAONO conference in September 2021, thereby showcasing UK and International otological research and clinical practice to established and aspiring Otologists.

Professor Saeed remains in otological research with over 150 peer-reviewed publications and over 300 presentations and scientific meetings nationally and internationally

In recognition of his work he has held numerous executive positions including:

President of the European Academy of Otology and Neurotology 2018-2022
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)
Honorary member of the Spanish ENT Society since 2022 (by invitation)
Administrative Advisory Board and Associate Editor of JIAO
Medicine and Clinical Trials Group lead, UCL Ear Institute
Clinical Director of The Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital 2012-2020


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

Professor Saeed's personal website can be found at


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Current NHS Appointments

My current NHS appointments are based at the Royal National ENT Hospital and UCL Hospitals.

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