Dr. Mahesh Cirasanambati did his basic medical training from KIMS, Maharashtra, India in 1997. He completed his Membership from the Royal College of Surgeons – Edinburgh (MRCS) in 2007. In 2011, he acquired his Certification of Completion of Training (CCT) in Rehabilitation Medicine. Prior to joining us, Dr. Cirasanambati was working as a Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, Clinical Director of Partnership and Community Services and Clinical Lead at University Hospitals North Midlands, UK since March 14, 2016. From May 2013 until March 13, 2016, he worked as Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine at the Staffordshire and Stoke-On-Trent Partnership and NHS Trust. From May 2014 until March 13, 2016, he was appointed as the Associate Medical Director at the same institution. He also worked there as the Clinical Director of Adult Intermediate Care. From November 1, 2011 until April 30, 2013, he worked as a Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine at the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust.
Dr. Mariam Syeda is a medical speech language pathologist with over 11 years of experience. Dr. Syeda is certified with the American Speech-Language- Hearing Association (ASHA). In 1999, Dr. Syeda completed her medical training from Dow Medical College, Pakistan. She received her Master’s of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Northeastern University, Boston, USA in 2004; where she received her training at the Boston Medical Center, Somerville and Cambridge Hospitals, Boston.
Prior to joining us she was working at the Voice and Swallow Clinic-ENT, Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, as a consultant speech pathologist. Furthermore, Dr. Syeda co-founded Pakistan’s first four-year degree program in Speech Language Pathology – Ziauddin College of Speech Language and Hearing Sciences, where she also served as Assistant Professor. From 2005-2007 she headed the Neuro-Rehabiliation Unit at Liaquat National Hospital, Pakistan.
Dr. Syeda enjoys working with patients of all ages and various disorders of communication and swallow; however has a special interest in voice, swallow, aphasia, head & neck cancer, traumatic brain injury, and fluency disorders. Her training includes, but is not limited to, videofluroscopic swallow studies, neuromuscular electrical stimulation for swallowing, and laryngoscopic/stroboscopic evaluation of voice. She has taught various courses and conducted workshops on voice and dysphagia management and has been a keynote speaker at national and international rehabilitation conferences.