Mr Hilmi qualified from Dundee University in 1993 and completed his basic surgical training on the Tayside Basic Surgical Training Scheme. He went on to complete his specialist training in ENT on the East of Scotland Training Scheme and was appointed as a consultant in Glasgow Royal Infirmary in 2005.
Mr Himli has Honorary Appointments in both Glasgow and Edinburgh University and is the Co-Module Lead on the Masters Degree training program for General Surgeons in Endocrine Surgery for RCSEd and Edinburgh University. Mr Hilmi is the Chairman of the Speciality Advisory Board of the RCSEd and is the organiser of training courses on the Surgical Management of thyroid cancer. He is the faculty of Emergency Safe courses for ENT surgeons and Advanced Airway courses and is also an examiner for the Diploma of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery.
Mr Hilmi is a former Sub Editor of Clinical Otolaryngology, a major UK ENT journal and is currently the Sub Editor of the Journal of Laryngology and Otology.