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.
Irfan is well recognised 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 has been invited to teach on the East Anglian Sinus, Orbit & Skull Base Course and the London Facial Aesthetic Cosmetic Training Course.
He is the author of a number of textbooks in medicine and surgery and has published extensively in the peer-reviewed literature and presented his work internationally.
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.