Prof Shakeel Saeed

Prof Shakeel SaeedTel: 0203 456 5319
Fax: 020 7833 9480

University College Hospital; National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery; Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital

Auditory implants, Ear, nose and throat services (ENT), Brain Tumour Service (Neuro-Oncology)

Professional background

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
24 auditory brainstem implant surgeries (adults and children)

President of the European Academy of Otology and Neurotology 2018-2020
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 110 peer-reviewed publications
Over 250 presentations and scientific meetings nationally and internationally

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. This includes adults, children or infants with:

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

Research interests

  • Outcomes in lateral skullbase surgery and cochlear implantation
  • Discovery science in cochlear implants, vestibular regeneration
  • Facial palsy and enhancing outcomes of surgery


Provision of undergraduate otorhinolaryngology teaching within General Medical Council approved UK medical schools: what is current practice?
 Khan M, Saeed SR
Journal of Laryngology and Otology, February 2012

Congenital profound hearing loss: management of hypoplastic and aplastic vestibulocochlear nerves.
Seymour FK, Cruise A, Lavy JA, Bradley J, Beale T, Graham JM, Saeed SR.
Cochlear Implants International, 2010;11 Suppl 1:213-216

Bilateral cochlear implantation after ethylene glycol intoxication: a case report.
Dezso A, Ramsden R, Saeed SR, Wessels J, Mawman D
Cochlear Implants International, 2011;12:170-172

Effectiveness of a multidisciplinary facial function clinic
Sadiq SA, Usmani HA, Saeed SR
Eye, 2011; 1-5

Interventions for otomycosis
Lee A, Tysome J, Saeed SR
Cochrane Database of Sytematic Reviews 2011

Expectant management of vestibular schwannoma: a retrospective multivariate analysis of tumour growth and outcome.
Mark Hughes, Christopher Skilbeck, Shakeel Saeed, Robert Bradford
Skullbase (in press)

Auditory Brainstem Implantation in Children and non-NF2 patients: a consensus statement
Sennaroglu L, Colletti V, Manrique M, Laszig R, Offeciers E, Saeed SR,  Richard RT, Sarac S, Freeman S, Rask Andersen H, Zarowski A, Ziyal I, Sollmann W, Kaminsky J, Bejarano B,  Atas A, Sennaroglu G, Yucel E, Sevinc S, Colletti L, Huarte A, Henderson L, Wesarg T, Konradsson K.
Otology and Neurotology, 2011; 32:187-191

Interventions for acute otitis externa
Kaushik V, Malik T, Saeed SR
Cochrane Database of Sytematic Reviews 2010, Issue 1. Art. No.:CD00470

The effect of temporal bone resection on temporomandibular joint function: a QOL study.
De Casso Moxo, M, Khwaja S, Davies S, Al-Ani Z, Saeed SR, Homer JJ
Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 2010;142:85-89

Vestibular schwannoma: the role of conservative management
Suryanarayanan R, Ramsden RT, Saeed SR, Aggarwal R, King AT, Rutherford SA, Evans DG, Gillespie JE
The Journal of Laryngology and Otology, 2010:124:251-257

Bilateral cochlear implantation: the British Cochlear Implant Group position Craddock L, Brinton J, Saeed SR and Balkany TJ.
Cochlear Implants International, Editorial, 2008;9,(2):65-69
Bilateral cochlear implantation after ethylene glycol intoxication
Dezso A, Ramsden RT, Saeed SR, Wessels J,Mawman DJ
Journal of Laryngology and Otology (submitted Dec 2008)

The role of pre-operative CT-scanning in patients with chronic otitis media
Alzoubi FQ, Odat HA, Al-Balas HA, Saeed SR
European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology and Head and Neck, 2009;266:807-809

Optimizing local anaesthesia for grommet insertion: eutectic mixture of local anaesthetics versus ametop: a randomized clinical trial.
Nichani J, Camilleri AE, Broomfield S, Saeed SR
Otology and Neurotology, 2008;29:658-660

The role of mitochondrial variation in maternally inherited diabetes and deafness syndrome.
Howes T, Madden C, Dasgupta, S, Saeed SR, Das V
The Journal of Laryngology and Otology, 2008;122:1249-1252

The genetics of otosclerosis: pedigree studies and linkage analysis.
Saeed SR, Briggs MD, Lobo CL, Al-Zoubi F, Ramsden RT, Read AP
Advances in Otorhinolaryngology, 2007;65:75-85

Predictors of Audiological outcome following cochlear implantation in adults
Green KMJ, Bhatt YM, Mawman DJ, O’Driscoll MP, Saeed SR, Ramsden RT, Green MW
Cochlear Implants International, 2007;8:1-11

Does meningitis stop CSF rhinorrhoea following lateral skullbase surgery?
Malik TH, Bruce IA, Kelly G, Ramsden RT, Saeed SR
Skullbase, 2007;17:235-238

Cochlear implantation in otosclerotic deafness
Ramsden RT, Rotteveel L, Proops D, Saeed SR, van Olphen A, Mylanus EA
Advances in Otorhinolaryngology, 2007;65:328-334

The Pakistan (Lahore) cochlear implant programme: issues relating to implantation in a developing country
Khan MI, Mukhtar N, Saeed SR, Ramsden RT
Journal of Laryngology and Otology, 2007;20:1-6

Revision surgery for residual or recurrent acoustic neuroma
Freeman SRM, Ramsden RT, Saeed SR, Al-Zoubi FQ, Simo R, Rutherford SA, King AT, Otology and Neurotology, 2007;28:1076-1082

No evidence of linkage between 7q33-36 locus (OTSC2) and Otosclerosis in seven British Caucasian pedigrees
Alzoubi FQ, Ollier WR, Ramsden RT, Saeed SR
Journal of Laryngology and Otology, 2007;121:1140-1147

In-111 white cell and Tc-99m MDP scintigraphy in the management of malignant otitis externa/skull base osteomyelitis
James JM, Al-Bahrani GI, Neeff M, Saeed SR, Ramsden RT, Prescott MC
20th Annual Congress of the European-Association-of-Nuclear-Medicine, Copenhagen. European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, 2007;34: S384-S385

Botulinum toxin is effective and safe for palatal tremor. A report of five cases and review of the literature.
Penney SE, Bruce IA, Saeed SR
Journal of Neurology, 2006;253:857-860

Cerebrospinal fluid leak rate following the use of BioGlue in translabyrinthine vestibular schwannoma surgery: a prospective study.
Sen A, Green KMJ, Khan MIJ, Saeed SR, Ramsden RT
Otology and Neurotology, 2006;27:102-105

Vestibular schwannoma management: current practice amongst UK Otolaryngologists – time for a national prospective audit
Saeed SR, Suryanarayanan R, Dezso A, Ramsden RT
Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 2006;88:490-495

Cochlear implant outcomes and quality of life in the elderly: the Manchester experience over 13 years
Orabi AA, Mawman DJ, Al-Zoubi F, Saeed SR, Ramsden RT
Clinical Otolaryngology, 2006; 31:116-122

Myringoplasty: a review
Aggarwal R, Green KMJ, Saeed SR
Journal of Laryngology and Otology, 2006;120:429-432

GMC/GDC number: 3097663