Mr Irfan is a leading London ENT and facial plastic surgeon. He treats a wide range of general and paediatric ENT conditions and has a special interest in rhinology (nose and sinuses) and performing facial plastic surgery (nasal reconstruction and management of skin lesions). He gained fellowship sub-specialty training in rhinology and facial plastic surgery at St George's Hospital London and the Sino-Nasal Institute of Florida. He was awarded the British Rhinological Society Bursary Award for training at the Sinus and Nasal Institute of Florida and the European Rhinological Society Award for training at the Amsterdam Medical Centre. His international training has also taken him to Paris and Vancouver. In addition to his clinical work, Mr Syed 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 and the London FRCS (ORL-HNS) Viva course. He has been invited to teach on a number of national and international courses including the Step by Step Rhinoplasty Dissection Course in London and the London Facial Aesthetic Cosmetic Training Course. He is the author of a number of textbooks in medicine and surgery. He has published extensively in peer reviewed literature and presented his work internationally. He is currently a specialist advisor to the Care Quality Commission and an active committee member for ENT-UK, working to improve the training of future ENT surgeons.