Mr Kasbekar is the East Midlands regional Training Programme Director for ENT Surgery. He is a Consultant ENT Surgeon and Honorary Assistant Professor at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust & Nottingham University. Anand has over 15 years experience in the specialty of Ear, Nose and Throat conditions. He is referred patients from other regional ENT surgeons for complex problems and second opinions. His patients include professional athletes and musicians.
Anand completed his undergraduate medical training at the University of Nottingham before being trained as an Ear, Nose and Throat surgeon in London, Cambridge, Glasgow and Liverpool. This included a year at the renowned Alder Hey Children's hospital undertaking complex ENT surgery. Anand has undertaken visiting fellowships at Stanford University, California, and at the House Ear Clinic, Los Angeles, USA. He was also awarded the TWJ short fellowship to Nijmegen, The Netherlands to further train in complex ear surgery. Finally, Anand undertook a further 12 month post-training specialist fellowship in all types of hearing implants, chronic ear conditions, balance disorders and Neurotology at the world famous Ear & Skull Base unit at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge.
Anand gained a Doctorate in Medicine undertaken at Cambridge University Hospitals in collaboration with the Medical Research Council (MRC). He was awarded the Royal Society of Medicine award for research in 2008. Currently his research is conducted at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre. He has published over 35 peer reviewed publications in medical literature contributing to improved patient care. As part of his work with the University of Nottingham, Anand supervises PhD, masters level and undergraduate students as well as examines them. Furthermore, Anand is continually striving to improve patient outcomes and satisfaction which is evidenced by publically available feedback and his own data which is available on request - see www.NottinghamENT.co.uk.
Anand regularly gives talks at conferences and to fellow medical professionals. He has been invited to chair international sessions at ENT conferences as an expert and also to provide workshops to other ENT surgeons in the field of ear & balance disease. He has been a member of several societies including the Royal Society of Medicine, American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, British Society of Otology, ENT-UK, the British Medical Association and the British Cochlear Implant Group.
Anand is also employed by Health Education England as Director for ENT surgery in the East Midlands (including Nottingham, Derby & Leicester). Anand is responsible for training all ENT surgeons in their final 6 year post-graduate rigorous path to reach Consultant level. This requires helping set and maintain standards for safe and excellent care that the public expect to receive from an ENT Consultant. In addition, it requires Anand to teach and train the next generation of Consultant surgeons and ensure that his colleagues do the same! It goes without saying that Anand enjoys running training courses for ENT doctors, and also teaches on various national ENT courses. Most recently he has set up a course coaching ENT doctors to be aware of the human factors that contribute to errors made during emergency situations.
Humanitarian work is close to Anand’s heart. He has founded Nottingham Ears, a registered charity devoted to improving the lives of those affected by ear, nose and throat diseases in the UK and developing countries. Being part of a charity “Ear surgery Camp” in rural Nepal was one such incredible project he has been involved with.
Anand enjoys treating patients who have problems with their ears, nose / sinus, throat / tonsils and snoring. He has a clinical and academic interest in treating all types of ear and hearing problems including tinnitus and dizziness.
In his spare time, Anand loves to keep fit playing several sports. He has recently taken up learning the piano with his son.