Professor S. S. Musheer Hussain


Consultant ENT Surgeon & Neurotologist
Hon. Professor of Otolaryngology

University of Dundee School of Medicine
Ninewells Hospital
Dundee, Scotland. DD1 9SY
United Kingdom

Phone +44 (0) 1382 660 111
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Professor Musheer Hussain graduated with an MBBS from Dow Medical College (University of Karachi) and following early training at King’s College Hospital (London) and The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh did his Senior Registrar training in Otolaryngology Head & Neck surgery on the Yorkshire Rotation. He completed a Master’s degree in Audiology at the University of Manchester and was TWJ Fellow in Otology & Neurotology at the University of Michigan Medical Centre and at the Kresge Hearing Research Institute (Ann Arbor, Mich.). He was awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh; an unusual honour for a surgeon. He was President of the Section of Otology, The Royal Society of Medicine (London) for 2016–17.


Professor Hussain has published over 100 papers in peer-reviewed index linked journals, written 10 chapters, given 47 invited lecturers and chaired a SIGN guideline. He is a Principal Investigator for Dundee for a multi-centred RCT funded by the National Institute of Health Research (The NATTINA study). His current work includes RCT on bone anchored hearing versus bone-bridge implants, human error identification in otolaryngological surgery, outcome of tonsillectomy, anatomy of the round window and semicircular canals and the writing of clinically important systematic reviews. According to Google Scholar (assessed June 2017) there are 1,118 citations from his published work. In the past 5 years (2012–17) he has had 618 citations. In recognition of his contribution to research he was awarded the Norman Gamble Research Prize by the Royal Society of Medicine.


Professor Hussain taught students at Leeds and Newcastle Universities. At The Aga Khan University, Karachi he was Coordinator for ENT undergraduate teaching and the Founding Programme Director for Postgraduate training in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery. The programme was recognised by the College. In Dundee he was lead for 4th year ENT block teaching and was awarded an Outstanding Tutor award by the University. He is a GMC recognised Education ⁄ Clinical Supervisor for postgraduate trainees and has trained a generation of Otologists. As member of the SAC in Otolaryngology he was Lead for all CESR applications and an external officer to the West Midlands regional ARCP panel. He was Secretary to the Intercollegiate Specialty Examination Boards in Otolaryngology and having completed two terms, as an Examiner is now an Assessor of Examiners.

He is an invited faculty at a number of post-graduate courses both in UK and overseas and has set up both didactic and simulation postgraduate courses that have been running for over 10 years. He is the Editor of the 11th edition of Logan Turner's Diseases of the Nose, Throat and Ear: Head and Neck Surgery (2015). Professor Hussain was awarded the Fellowship of the Faculty of Surgical Trainers in 2013. He is Advisor to the TWJ Foundation that sponsors trainees for Otology fellowships in the USA, Canada and Australia & New Zealand.

Scholarly Work and Creative Professional Activities

Grant & Award Reviewer

Expert Reviewer for Publications (Books)

Editorships & Editorial Boards Journals

Journal Articles Reviewer

Reports (on behalf of Organisations)

Management (NHS)

Appraisal & Revalidation Work

He was Associate Medical Director for Professional Governance and Lead Appraiser 2013–16 for all secondary care consultants and career grade doctors in Tayside (total 540). According to the Government’s Health Improvement Scotland (HIS) report Tayside completed appraisal rate was 45% in 2012–13 (national mean was 85%) it has increased to 94% in 2015–16 and is now above the mean for all Health Boards.

Clinical Expertise

Professor has expertise in ear and paediatric ENT surgery. He has a weekly Otology clinic, two Balance disorder clinics a month and a Paediatric ENT clinic once a week. His operating room sessions are on Tuesdays.

Selected Papers



National Guidelines