Tahir Mirza

Dr. Tahir Mirza Consultant - Oral Maxillofacial & Facial Plastic Surgeon

Years of Experience : 10

Nationality : United Kingdom

Languages Known : English, Urdu, Hindi

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Dr. Tahir Mirza is a highly qualified UK-trained Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon with over ten years of experience in his specialty. He attained his medical and dental degrees from the prestigious King’s College London before further training in Otolaryngology and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Having completed higher OMFS training, he attained a UK Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) and FRCS (OMFS). He then sought further sub-specialty experience in areas of interest such as microvascular reconstruction, orthognathic, and sleep apnea surgery from world-renowned experts in Europe, the USA, and Taiwan. He has expertise in a wide range of surgeries related to the head & neck, specifically oral cancer with microvascular reconstruction, benign and malignant salivary surgery, facial trauma, and orthognathic and sleeps apnea surgeries. He is extremely proficient in complex dental extractions, the management of oral lesions, cysts, and masses, as well as sinus/bone augmentation and dental implant placement. He has provided his expertise at several leading hospitals in the UK for over a decade before relocating to The Middle East and joining Burjeel Holdings. He has undertaken several additional qualifications during his career, including a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Education, and teaches various national and regional courses in the UK. He also regularly attends international conferences and specialized training courses to keep his knowledge up to date. He is well-published in the medical literature and is a reviewer for the British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. He has also recently co-authored a book chapter in a leading international otolaryngology textbook.

Awards & Achievements

  • Surgical Lead of the Multi-Disciplinary Sleep Apnea Service at Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK
  • Committee Member for Developing Enhanced Recovery in Head and Neck Pathway at Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK
  • STC Representative for the East of England OMFS Deanery, UK
  • Taught as Faculty on Multiple National Training Courses in OMFS
  • Multiple National and International Presentations Delivered

Research & Publications

  • An audit, literature review, and quality improvement project regarding post-operative aftercare of facial lacerations in children, Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2022
  • Tracheal defect reconstruction with the Beaver Tail Modification of the Radial Forearm Free Flap and autologous costal cartilage: A case report, Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2022
  • Variations in the origin of the superior thyroid artery: an update for the head and neck surgeon, Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2021
  • Computer tomographic indications for occult skull fractures in pediatric head trauma diagnosed at the time of wound closure under general anesthesia, Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2021
  • Asystole during LeFort 1 osteotomy: the trigeminovagal reflex, Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2020
  • The Effect of Peripheral Vascular Disease on the Blood Supply of the Anterolateral Thigh Free Flap: A Radiographic Study, J Recontr Microsurg 2014
  • Leiomyosarcoma of the Tongue with Multiple Metastases: A Case Report and Review of Literature Oral Maxillofacial Surg 2012

Education & Training

  • BDS
  • MBBS
  • Dip ClinEd


  • International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • European Association for Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery
  • British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • International Surgical Sleep Society
  • British Sleep Society
  • British Association of Sleep Surgeons – Co-Founder