Mr Karim Kassam 


KARIM KASSAM

MBBS (Lond) BDS (Lond) MRCSI MFDSRCS (Eng) MFDRSCI FRCS (OMFS)

CONSULTANT ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL /

FACIAL PLASTIC & RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGEON

NHS Base :- Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Private Base:- London BMI Independent Hospital

Email: [email protected]

Tel: 00447866807608


Registrations
GMC No: 6150582  GDC No: 76703
Specialist Register :- Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery - Entry onto GMC specialist list 03/08/2018
Specialist List:- Oral Surgery – Entry onto GDC specialist list 25/02/2019


Memberships

British Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery - Fellow

Association of Facial Plastic Surgeons - Fellow

British Society of Facial Plastic Surgeons - Member

International Society of Head & Neck Trauma

Royal College of Surgeons of England

Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland

British Medical Association

Medical Defence Union

Trigeminal Neuralgia Association


Professional Qualifications

FRCS (OMFS) March 2017

IMRCS April 2009

MBBS (London) July 2006

MFDSRCS (Ire) Nov 2004

MFDSRCS (Eng) Oct 2004

BDS (London) July 1999


Employment History 

Fellowship pending Rhinoplasty and Facial Plastics - Rome, Italy ( Oct 2019 )


Locum Oral & Maxillofacial Consultant : Homerton University Hospital  05/03/2018 - present

scope of work currently:- Dentoalveolar / Benign disease of jaws and salivary glands / TMJ / neck lump clinics/ general adult and paediatric clinics / paediatric theatres / facial skin cancer resection and reconstruction / facial plastic reconstructive surgery

Joint lead - Tracheostomy MDT

Joint lead - Facial Skin Cancer MDT


Locum Oral & Maxillofacial Consultant Brighton & Sussex  04/09/2017 - 2/3/2018


Oral & Maxillofacial specialist trainee   06/08/2008 - 07/07/2017

National training Number - LDN/061/009/C 

North East Thames London Rotation - University College Hospital

                                                           -  Royal London Hospital

                                                           - Great Ormond Street

                                                           - Northwick Park Hospital 

                                                          -  Queens Hospital


Foundation Training West Yorkshire Scheme. 01/08/2006 - 04/10/2008

Vocational Training London Training Scheme. 02/02/2000 - 03/02/2001
VT number - E011035


Publications

Published:

Open tracheostomy for challenging cases not suitable for percutaneous trachesotomy. 

Cheng L, Ali, E, Gillian G, Kassam K, Drewery H, Peters C, Tham L. May 2019. 

International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery 48(Suppl 1): 183


Assessment of the investigative value of pus swab collection after drainage of an odontogenic abscess. Does it effect management? S.Farzadi, K Kassam, C Bridle. December 2015 Volume 53, Issue 10, Page e40


Ludwig’s Angina: The Original Angina

KKassam, A Messiha, M Heliotis. Case Reports in Surgery April 2013 Article ID 974269


Lingual Leishmaniasis presenting to Maxillofacial Surgery in UK with successful treatment with Miltefosine

K Kassam, M Kumar .Case Reports in Medicine August 2013 Article ID 975131


Paediatric Orbital Fractures: The Importance of Regular Thorough Eye Assessment and

Appropriate Referral

K Kassam , I Rahim, C Mills. Case Reports in Emergency Medicine November 2013 Article ID 376564


TMJ Guest Editorial: BJOMS ORACLE (51) 2013 Pg 370-371

Letter to Editor BDJ: Lack of TMJ knowledge amongst UK GDPs November 2013


Review article: Current thinking in the Examination and Management of TMJ

Journal: Primary Dental Care


Secondary merkel cell carcinoma manifesting in the parotid.

K Kassam, A Messiha. Case reports in Dermatological Medicine Dec 2013 Article ID 960140


In which clinical scenario would awake fibreoptic nasal intubation be employed? ‘

Clinical video on fibreoptic technique in the Ludwig’s Angina patient

K Kassam, A Messiah, M Heliotis. Journal: Clinical Case reports 2014; 2(1): 21-21


Exophytic parietal skin metastases from renal cell carcinoma

K Kassam, E Tiong , M Kumar.

Journal: Case reports in Dermatological Medicine 2013, Article ID 196016


Fractured Zygomatic Arch: A Traumatic cause for trismus

K Kassam, A Messiha . BMJ case reports


Gorlin’s Sign: An important clinical indicator of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

K Kassam, L Cascarini. BMJ Minerva


‘What is the cause of the opthalmoplegia in this young child?’

Clinical video on white-eyed blowout fracture

K Kassam , B Visavadia. Journal: Clinical Case reports


The importance of Oral Examination in Facial Trauma: Recognition of Guerin’s sign in Le Fort

1 fractures: Clinical Image

Journal: Clinical Case Reports


Parapharyngeal Oedema: An uncommon complication of TMJ arthroscopy

K Kassam, R Cheong, L Cascarini. Journal: Clinical case reports


Current Book chapter ( publication around March 2019 )

Removal of Osteosynthesis in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery ( to be published in Maxillofacial Trauma Surgery Vol 2 )


Current Case report ( submitted for publication )

Angioedema following the use of allograft and xenograft augmentation of bone prior to dental implants:- First described case.

Submitted to British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery


Current Case report ( not submitted for publication yet )

TMJ synovial chrondromatosis with intracranial extension

Unusual presentation of Otitis Externa as spreading facial swelling


Presentations


International

Latest International Poster Presentations

Long term followup of paediatric oral sub mucous fibrosis and public health concerns among paan chewers 

June 2019 meeting British Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons

Angioedema following Non-autogenous bone graft and Antimicrobial Use for Dental Implants

June 2018 meeting of British Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons.


Latest International Oral Presentation

‘Getting to grips with enlarged Lips’

November 2018 meeting of Scottish Oral & Maxillofacial Society


Assessment of the investigative value of pus swab collection after drainage of an odontogenic abscess. Does

it effect management? : British Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons Conference - 22nd-24th July

2015 ( Poster )


Outcomes of TMJ Replacements : British Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons - July 2014

Pseudogout of the TMJ: European Society of TMJ Surgeons - June 2013


Custom Made Alloplastic Temporomandibular Joint Replacement : The choice for the patient with the multiple operated TMJ : International Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons - October 2013


Pseudogout of the Temporomandibular joint : An Uncommon swelling of the TMJ necessitating delayed TMJ Reconstruction - International Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons - October 2013 (Poster)


General Dental Practitioners in the UK and their knowledge of the TMJ : A Survey : International Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons - October 2013


Pseudogout of the Temperomandibular Joint: An uncommon cause of TMJ swelling necessitating delayed TMJ Reconstruction - European Society Temporomandibular Joint Surgeons - June 2013 ( Oral )


Audit of Adequacy of TMJ Documentation & Data collection at a Regional Maxillofacial Unit facilitating the creation of a dedicated TMJ integrated pathway and database - European European Society Temporomandibular Joint Surgeons - June 2013 ( Oral )


Extended TMJ custom made prosthesis combined with orthognathic surgery to treat severe facial deformity - European Society Temporomandibular Joint Surgeons - June 2013 ( Oral )


Angiosarcoma of the Parotid: British Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery - July 2013 (Poster)


Automobile airbag induced maxillofacial injuries: European Association of Craniomaxillofacial Surgery - September 2012 (Poster)


Rare Metastatic Presentation of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Association of Oral &

Maxillofacial Surgeons of India - November 2011( Poster 1st Author)


Case Series of Parotid Duct Injuries, Treatment and Sequalae: Association of Oral &

Maxillofacial Surgeons of India - November 2011 (Poster 1st Author )


Medpor implant experience at University College Hospital , London, UK 2005-2010 - June 2011 ( Poster 1st Author )


National


Secondary Merkel Cell Cancer manifesting in the Parotid: Treatment options?

Royal Society of Medicine - January 2014 ( Oral )


Arthroscopic approach to treat closed lock of Temporomandibular Joint

Royal Society of Medicine - May 2013 ( Oral )


Audit of Adequacy of TMJ documentation & Data Collection at a Regional Maxillofacial Unit

TMJ Study Day- Royal Society of Medicine - 25th October 2012 ( Oral )


Regional


Paediatric Maxillofacial Trauma:-

Brighton & Sussex NHS Trust on 21st February 2018

Invited by the Paediatric Team as a guest speaker

Head Injury : Barts & London (BLT) NHS Trust Nov 2015

Skin Cancer and its management: Barts & London (BLT) NHS Trust Oct 2015

Panfacial Sequencing: BLT June 2015

Zygomatic Fractures: BLT June 2015

Quality Improvement Project : Oncology Operative Notes Audit - Barts & London NHS Trust - 15th June 2015 ( Oral )

Mortality & Morbidity Head & Neck Oncology - Barts & London NHS Trust - 24th April 2015 ( Oral )

Mortality & Morbidity Head & Neck Oncology - Barts & London NHS Trust - 3rd December 2014 ( Oral )

TMJ Seminar : BLT Nov 2014

Instructor on Facial Soft Tissue Course : BLT Nov 2014

Update on Melanoma: Royal Surrey Hospital - 25th March 2013 ( Oral )

Cervicofacial Infections: Northwick Park April 2013 (Airway Clinical Governance)

Current thinking and management of TMD - talk to vocational GDPs

Rodericks Dental Ltd July 2013

Orbital Fractures: Northwick Park November 2013


Departmental


Trigeminal Neuralgia and Facial Pain - Homerton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: September 2018

Facial pain Symposium - Homerton University NHS Foundation Trust: May 2018

Skin Cancer & its reconstruction in the Head & Neck - Homerton University NHS Foundation Trust: April 2018

Accurate Documentation for TMJ and Non-neoplastic swellings of the Parotid:- Homerton University NHS Foundation Trust. March 2018

Suturing techniques: Brighton & Sussex NHS Trust - October 2017

Cervicofacial Infections and access to the Airway:- Brighton & Sussex NHS Trust - October 2017

Prescription of Intravenous Fluids and Orbital Trauma: Brighton & Sussex NHS Trust - October 2017

What to do about Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction? : Brighton & Sussex NHS trust - October 2017

Recognition of Head Injury and its Management: - Brighton & Sussex NHS Trust - November 2017

Hands on mandibular fracture training in theatre:- Brighton & Sussex NHS trust - November 2017

Recognising Sepsis & its management:- Brighton & Sussex NHS trust - November 2017

Practical Teaching on Phlebotomy and cannulation :- Brighton & Sussex NHS Trust- December 2017

Skin Cancer & its reconstruction in the Head & Neck :- Brighton & Sussex NHS Trust- December 2017

Prescribing in OMFS and Ocular assessment following Maxillofacial Trauma:- Brighton & Sussex NHS Trust- January 2018

Non neoplastic swellings of the parotid gland including salivary endoscopy and Benign Odontogenic Tumours :- Brighton & Sussex NHS Trust January 2018

Paediatric Maxillofacial Trauma:- Brighton & Sussex NHS Trust January 2018.

Interpretation of Arterial Blood Gases:- Brighton & Sussex NHS Trust February 2018

Neck Dissection anatomy and practical aspects of performing a neck dissections - Essentials:- Brighton & Sussex NHS Trust February 2018


Conferences

International

10-12 July 2013 - British Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons - Dublin , Ireland

19-21 June 2013 - European Society of Temporomandibular Surgeons - Oxford, UK

November 2009 - Joint Meeting - British Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons and Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons of India - Kerala , India

November 2011 - Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons of India - New Delhi, India


                                                                               National

16th November 2017 - Sustainability and Transformational Partnerships - The British Medical Association

11th November 2016 - The 8th Annual Royal Marsden Head & Neck Conference. “ Upper aerodigestive tract cancer - what does NICE want us to do? “


Courses and Fellowships


International

8-19th July 2019 - Rhinoplasty Fellowship, Rome, Italy

29/30th July 2019 – The Second London TMJ Surgery Course

Guy's Dissecting Rooms, Guys Hospital UK

26th July 2018 - TMJ concepts cadaveric TMJ replacement course

Guy’s Dissecting Rooms, Guy’s Hospital , UK

27th-30th July 2015 - 4th Brussels Atomium Orthognathic Course - Brussels

The European Face Centre & University Hospital Brussels

19th - 20st October 2012 - The 2nd Masterclass in Orthognathic Surgery - The London Clinic , UK

23rd November 2011 - Pre conference Orthognathic Course - Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons of India

11-15th July 2011 - Microvascular Course - Northwick Park Hospital UK

24th June 2011 - Masterclass: Surgical facelifts - British Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Annual Scientific Meeting - Nice, France

22-24th June 2011 - British Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Annual Scientific Meeting - Nice, France

8th October 2010 - British Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Study Day - Royal College of Physicians, UK.

October 2010 - Facial Aesthetic Surgery Dissection Course - Slovenia

Association of Facial Plastic Surgeons

15th -17th May 2010 - St Mary’s Facial Plastic Surgery Course - St Mary's Hospital, UK


National

June 2017:- Good Clinical Practice Refresher - Queen Mary Innovation Centre, Whitechapel

April 2017:- Teach the Teachers - Oxford Medical Courses , Bloomsbury, London

March 2017:- Orthodontic-surgical Correction of Dento-facial Deformity - Royal London Hospital

February 2017: - NHS management - Barts & London NHS Trust

11th September 2016:- FRCS Revision Course - St Georges Hospital NHS Trust London

3rd June 2016 :- Interdisciplinary Cleft Lip & Palate Study day - South Thames Cleft Service

London Dental Education Training

9th-11th November 2015:- Advanced Trauma Life Support - Queens Hospital Nottingham

Awarding Body - Royal College of Surgeons

December 2014:- Assertiveness for Clinical Practice - London Deanery

25th November 2014:- Multidisciplinary Action Training In Crisis and Human Factors - Royal London Hospital Educational Academy

14th November 2014:- Facial Soft Tissue Course ( Instructor ) - Royal London Hospital Educational Academy

18th September 2014:- Personal Effectiveness : Working with Colleagues - London Deanery

30th June -1st July 2014:- Step by Step Rhinoplasty - Royal Society of Medicine

January 2014:- Contemporary Management of Head & Neck Cutaneous Malignancy - Royal Society of Medicine

18th-20th November 2013 :- Synthes FRCS Revision Course, Birmingham

8th November 6-7pm 2013 - King’s Maxillofacial Seminars ‘ Dynamic facial re-animation: an area for UK OMFS Expansion? ‘

( 1 CPD point )

8th November 9-5 pm 2013 - Difficult Airway Management Workshop - Kings College Hospital , London.

( 5 CPD points )

November 2013:- Legal Aspects of Surgical Practice - Royal College of Surgeons of England

9th-13th September 2013: - South Coast Flap Course - Salisbury

17th February 2013:- FRCS Revision course- St. Georges Hospital

28th November 2012:- Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea - Royal Society of Physicians

25th October 2012:- TMJ Study Day - Royal Society of Medicine

7th November 2012:- The London Head & Neck MDT Imaging Course - Northwick Park

26th November 2010:- Rhinoplasty Study Day - Association of Facial Plastic Surgeons

July 2010:- K-T Cosmetic Botox Refresher, Swindon

13th-15th January 2010:- UCL Orthognathic Planning Course, Eastman Dental Hospital


Local

20th September 2018:- Frameworkhealth

Error Management Training - Safety in Surgery

Homerton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

4th November 2017:- Equality Diversity and Human Rights Awareness - 3 year update ( e-learning )

Brighton & Sussex NHS Trust (BSUH)

25th October 2017:- Prevention and Management of sharps and Splash Injuries

3 year Update (e-learning)

BSUH

20th October 2017:- Safeguarding Children and Young People Level 2 - 3 year update (e-learning)

BSUH

20th October 2017:- Safeguarding Adults at Risk - 3 yr update ( e-learning )

BSUH

4th September 2017:- Adult Basic life Support( Doctors’ Induction ) - 1 year update

BSUH

4th September 2017:- Safeguarding Children and Young People Level 1- 3yr Update ( face to face )

BSUH

4th September 2017:- Fire & Health & Safety combined Training - 1 yr Update ( face to face )

BSUH

4th September 2017:- Manual Handling - Inanimate Loads - 4 yr Update ( face to face )

BSUH

29th November 2013 - Human factors and teamwork in the operating theatre - Northwick Park Hospital

8th November 2013 - Advanced Airway Management Hand on Workshop - Difficult Airway Society - Kings College Hospital

2nd April 2014 - Adult Basic Life Support - University College London Hospitals

CPD Activity last 5 years

November 2018:- Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology Interactive Resource Centre

Case Report:- ‘ A unique case of prostrate carcinoma metastasis to maxilla ‘

( 1 CPD point )

November 2018:- British Journal of Dermatology:- April 2014

‘ Long term effectiveness of intralesional triamcinolone acetone therapy in Orofacial

Granulomatosis: an observational cohort study ‘

( 1 CPD point )

November 2018:- MDU Journal - ‘Conflict resolution’

Approved by Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom

CPD code - 1200773 ( 1 CPD point )

November 2018:- MDU Journal - ‘Crossbows and Confidentiality’

Approved by Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom

CPD code - 119129 ( 1 CPD point )

November 2018:- MDU Journal - ‘ Consent and intimate examinations’

Approved by Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom

CPD code - 116754 ( 1 CPD point )

September 2018: - Frameworkhealth - Error management training

Safety in Surgery

Homerton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust ( 2 CPD points )

July 2018: - Manual Handling - Interactive Healthcare Training ( IHT )

July 2018: - Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulation ( COSHH ) - ( IHT)

July 2018: - Infection Control and Standard Precautions ( IHT )

July 2018: - Handling of Violence and Aggression ( IHT )

July 2018:- RIDDOR ( Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and dangerous occurrences ) - ( IHT )

July 2018: - Counter Fraud in the NHS ( IHT )

26th June 2018:- TMJ Multidisciplinary management with Physiotherapy

Neck Lump diagnostic pathways

Upcoming/Ongoing Audit Projects

Update on databases

Clinical Governance Meeting

Homerton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust ( 3 CPD points )

7th February 2018:- Safeguarding Children and Young People Level 3

Brighton & Sussex NHS Trust

(face to face) ( 3 CPD points )

16th January 2018:- Mental Capacity training - Brighton & Sussex University NHS Trust ( 1 CPD point )

3rd January 2018:- All-on-4 treatment concept online course - Nobel Biocare ( 3 CPD points )

4th January 2018:- All-on-4 treatment E-book with videos - Nobel Biocare ( 3 CPD points )

30th November 2017:- Venous Thromboembolism Training - Brighton & Sussex NHS Trust ( 1 CPD point )

16th November 2017:- Sustainability & Transformation Partnerships - British Medical Association Webinar (1.5 CPD points )

4th November 2017:- Conflict Management- 3 yr Update ( e learning ) Brighton & Sussex NHS Trust

4th November 2017:- Equality Diversity and Human Rights Awareness - 3 year update ( e-learning ) Brighton & Sussex NHS Trust

20th October 2017:- Safeguarding Children and Young People Level 2 - 3 year update (e-learning) Brighton & Sussex NHS Trust

20th October 2017:- Safeguarding Adults at Risk - 3 yr update ( e-learning ) Brighton & Sussex NHS Trust

4th September 2017:- Adult Basic life Support( Doctors’ Induction ) - 1 year update

Brighton & Sussex NHS Trust

4th September 2017:- Safeguarding Children and Young People Level 1- 3yr Update ( face to face )

Brighton & Sussex NHS Trust

4th September 2017:- Fire & Health & Safety combined Training - 1 yr Update ( face to face )

Brighton & Sussex NHS Trust

4th September 2017:- Manual Handling - Inanimate Loads - 4 yr Update ( face to face )

Brighton & Sussex NHS Trust

1st-3rd March 2017:- Orthodontic-Surgical Correction of Dento-facial Deformity ( 18 CPD points )

3rd June 2016:- Interdisciplinary Cleft Lip & Palate Study day - South Thames Cleft Service

London Dental Education Training ( 6 CPD points )

14th November 2014:- Facial Soft Tissue Course ( Instructor ) - Royal London Hospital Educational Academy ( 8 CPD points )

9th-11th November 2015:- Advance Trauma Life Support - Royal College of Surgeons of England ( 17 CPD points )

27th-30th July 2015 - 4th Brussels Atomium Orthognathic Course - Brussels ( 20 CPD points )

30th June 2014 - 1st July 2014:- Step by Step Rhinoplasty - A video based Course - Royal College of Surgeons of England ( 13 CPD points )

8th November - King’s Maxillofacial Seminars ‘ Dynamic facial re-animation: an area for UK OMFS Expansion? ‘ ( 1 CPD point )

8th November 9-5 pm - Difficult Airway Management Workshop - Kings College Hospital , London. ( 5 CPD points )

10-12th July 2013 - British Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons International Conference ( 20 CPD points )

International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Reviewer Certificate 2013 ( 10 CPD points )

19th-21st October 2012 - Orthognathic Planning Course - Royal College of Physicians UK (32 CPD points )

11-15th July 2011 - Microvascular Course - Northwick Park ( 30 CPD points )

22-24th June 2011 - British Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Annual Scientific Meeting - Nice, France ( 20 CPD points )

26th November 2010:- Rhinoplasty Study Day - Association of Facial Plastic Surgeons ( 6 CPD points )

15th -17th May 2010 - St Mary’s Facial Plastic Surgery Course - St Mary's Hospital, UK ( 20 CPD points )

Most Recent Audits / Quality Improvement Projects

TMJ documentation audit at Homerton University Foundation Trust - cycle completed

Maxillofacial trauma and swelling referral pathways at Brighton & Sussex NHS Trust.


Ongoing Audits/ Quality Improvement Projects


Facial skin cancer excision margins - first cycle completed - March 2018 - November 2018 (Homerton Hospital NHS University Foundation Trust )


Databases involved in


TMJ Database ( since March 2018 at Homerton )

Salivary Gland Database ( since March 2018 at Homerton )

Skin Database ( since March 2018 at Homerton )


Teaching


Currently co-educational supervisor to Dental Core Trainees rotating through unit.

In charge of monthly teaching program


Career Interests:

Oral Surgery/Facial Trauma/ Deformity management/ Facial Cosmetics/Facial Skin Cancer / TMJ

Head & Neck Cancer Ablation and Free Flap reconstruction.