Mr. Mohiemen Anwar
MBBS - PhD - DOHNS - FRCS (ORL-HNS)
Consultant ENT Surgeon
Mr Mohiemen Anwar is a London trained ENT surgeon. He has gained his National Training Number in North Thames deanery back in 2007. He was trained in high calibre centres like Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, The Royal Marsden Hospital, The Royal National Throat Nose and Ear, Charing Cross Hospital, St Mary’s Hospital, St Bartholomew’s Hospital and The Royal London Hospital. Following his success in being appointed as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2016, he was awarded the Certificate of Completion of Training in 2017. In 2017, he was successfully appointed as a substantive consultant ENT surgeon at Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust. He has developed an interest in Rhinology, sinonasal pathologies and anterior skull base surgery during his training and dedicated his latter years of training into developing his skills in the field of rhinology, facial-plastics and anterior skull base surgery. He has gained a vital experience in both open and endoscopic anterior skull base surgery during the last year of his training/fellowship working at the skull-base and advance sinus surgery firm at the Royal London Hospital.
He was appointed as an NHS consultant in London’s Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust in 2017. His NHS work is mainly based at West Middlesex University Hospital and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. His NHS practice include both adult and paediatric ENT services. Although his main subspeciality interest is rhinology, allergy, nasal surgery, and endoscopic sinus surgery, he kept a broad interest in all aspects of ENT surgery, not least hearing loss, dizziness, tinnitus, voice disorders, throat discomfort, snoring, sleep disorders, neck lumps and thyroid disorders. Since his appointment into his current NHS post, he has pushed to develop the ENT practice at the Trust by introducing new technologies and new procedures to the department, not least balloon sinoplasty and endoscopic ear surgery. He is also working on developing a bone anchored hearing aid services at the Trust and a joint voice clinic.
Mr Anwar lives in west London, married to an Arabic folk singer, has a 3-year-old daughter and expecting his second child in July 2018. He is a keen tennis player and has won several junior tennis trophies for his club, school and university.
Research and Academia
Between the years 2008 and 2011, he had taken time off his training to concentrate on his research in the field of Molecular Oncology and Immunotherapy at Bart's Cancer Institute. In 2014, his novel work in combining oncolytic virotherapy and immunotherapy in the treatment of solid tumours was honoured by Queen Mary’s University of London with a Doctorate of Philosophy degree (PhD) in the field of molecular oncology and gene therapy. He has an on-going interest in this field of research and currently involved in few clinical trials.
Mr Anwar, has published in peer-reviewed journals, and presented in international, national and local academic meetings.
He is an invited reviewer of the American Association for Cancer Research journals and scientific articles.
Teaching and Training
He has a specialist interest in training and teaching. Mr Anwar is the main organiser of Bart's ENT training courses. Since 2007, he has organised 11 FESS & Rhinoplasty courses, 11 Head and Neck dissection courses and 2 Temporal bone dissection courses. He has helped set-up Bart's Introduction to ENT course, aimed at junior trainees interested in joining a career in ENT.
These courses through out the years have complemented ENT surgeons’ training and have provided them the certification in order to achieve their competencies. Many of them are now back to be faculty members of the courses, having been candidates on these courses previously.
Mr Anwar is passionate about charity and medical aid. In 2016, he spent a month in Syrian and Palestinian refugee camps in Jordan, whereby he was part of a massive charity mission in the assessment and the rehabilitation of children with hearing disability. During that mission, more than 2000 children were assessed in various camps around Jordan and an excess of 500 hearing aids were dispensed to those children. Local health authorities were trained to maintain those hearings aids and a follow up visit is planned in 2018.
In 2010, he drove along with a group of philanthropists and medical doctors to Timbaktu in Africa, from London to raise awareness for children with autisms and fragile X syndrome. In 2017, the same group made the 5000 miles journey to the Chinese borders, following the ancient Silk Road, to raise funds and awareness for the same cause.