Mr Akhtar Hussain

Personal profile

Mr Hussain qualified in 1978 and after gaining his Officership, was commissioned as a Captain in the Army Medical Corps. On completion of his military service, he worked for a year in Accident & Emergency medicine prior to his training in Otolaryngology in London and Manchester.

On completion of his general otolaryngology training, Mr Hussain completed a two year head and neck oncology fellowship at Albany Medical College, New York. A major component of this fellowship was facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, where he also spent a period of training in complex skull-based surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Mr Hussain has completed two mini fellowships including a general plastic surgical fellowship at Canniesburn Regional Plastic Surgery Centre in Glasgow and a purely cosmetic surgery fellowship at Hedgewood Surgical Centre in New Orleans, USA. He also completed another mini fellowship in cosmetic surgery at The William’s Centre of Excellence for Cosmetic surgery in Latham, New York.

Mr Hussain worked in private practice in Albany New York for a year and was then appointed as consultant at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary and clinical senior lecturer at the University of Aberdeen.

His private practice at Albyn Hospital covers head and neck oncology, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery of the head and neck, management of facial palsy, voice disorders and complex skull based surgery in collaboration with neurosurgeons. Mr Hussain has recently published a paper on the selective lateral laser thyroarytenoid myotomy procedure in the Journal of Laryngology & Otology. It is a conceptually sound, simple, minimally invasive, repeatable and predictable new surgical procedure for treating adductor spasmodic dysphonia. This paper aims to introduce and describe the surgical technique, and to present a clinical case series and its outcomes.

Clinical Interests


Main areas of interest include Head and Neck Oncology, Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgery of the head and neck, management of facial palsy, voice disorders and complex skull based surgery in collaboration with neurosurgeons. This also involves management of meningiomas and various other neurological tumours.

Professional Membership



  • British Association of Cosmetic Surgeons

  • British Association of Otolaryngologists and Head & Neck Surgeons

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