Mr Shahz Ahmed


Ear Nose & Throat Surgery (ENT/Otolaryngology)

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25 years of experience
13 years as a specialist


Mr Shahz Ahmed is an internationally renowned Consultant Rhinologist based at University Hospital Birmingham. He has over 20 years of experience and specialises in all aspects of advanced sinus surgery and nasal surgery for both function and cosmetic reasons. This includes rhinoplasty, septorhinoplasty and revision surgery. He also has a specialist interest for endoscopic pituitary and skull base surgery. In 2017, Mr Ahmed performed the endoscopic pituitary operation entirely under local anaesthetic to save the sight of an 87 year old man. This was a world first and was met with international acclaim.

Mr Ahmed graduated from the University of Birmingham in 1997 with two degrees, having obtained a Bachelor of Science degree alongside his medical degree. Following this he completed specialist training in Ear, Nose and Throat surgery before undertaking fellowships in South Africa, America, Germany and Switzerland.

He was appointed as a consultant at University Hospital Birmingham in 2010, which remains his NHS base. In 2013 he was awarded a PhD for his ground-breaking research into chronic sinus disease. He was appointed as clinical service lead for his department in 2018. 

Mr Ahmed is a keen advocate of teaching, and is director of the Rhinology Fellowship programme at University Hospital Birmingham, mentoring registrars and consultants in advanced rhinology and skull base surgery. He is regularly invited to speak at both national and international rhinology conferences and hosts his own annual international masterclass to train other surgeons. He has an active interest in clinical research, publishing extensively in international scientific journals and has written over a dozen book chapters. 

Diseases, Medical Tests and Treatments
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Septorhinoplasty
  • Revision surgery
  • Skull base surgery
  • Pituitary surgery
  • Image guided/computer assisted sinus surgery (CASS)
  • Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS)
  • Balloon sinuplasty
  • Frontal sinus surgery
  • Revision sinus surgery
  • Dacrocystorhinostomy (DCR)
  • Epistaxis surgery
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Head and Neck lumps
  • Head and Neck Tumours
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Rhinitis
  • Sinusitis


  • Adult Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery
  • Facial Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Head & Neck Surgery
  • Rhinology
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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Urdu
  • Punjabi
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Registered with

  • General Medical Council: 4398664
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    Practices worked at

    The Priory Hospital

    Priory Rd,, Edgbaston, United Kingdom, B5 7UG
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    Peer recommendations

    Recommended by 2 specialists
    Dr Sajjad Rajpar
    Dr Sajjad Rajpar
    I have referred patients to them

    "Mr Ahmed is an exceptional ENT surgeon, to whom I regularly refer patients. He is kind and provides a holistic approach to his patients. His surgical skills are exceptional, and he is (deservedly) nationally renowned."


    Mr Mabroor Bhatty
    Mr Mabroor Bhatty
    Plastic Surgery
    Is a colleague

    "I have trusted Mr Ahmed with care of my own children's health, I am very impressed with his clinical acumen and personal attention shown to my family."