Luton and Dunstable NHS Trust, Also covering Hemel Hemstead, St Albans and Watford General Hospitals
West and East Herts
Jaan Panesar, a GMC Registered Specialist, is an ENT consultant surgeon at the Luton and Dunstable NHS Trust. She specialises in head and neck cancer, paediatric ENT and facial plastics. She also practises at the Princess Margaret Hospital in Windsor, at Bishops Wood Hospital in Northwood and at BUPA Hospital Harpenden.
Career History - Jaan Panesar studied medicine at Northwestern University, Chicago USA and did her specialist training in Otolaryngology at The Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, Northwick Park, Charing Cross and St Bartholomew's Hospitals.
She has also worked at Great Ormond Street and completed a two year paediatric research fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. She has published and presented extensively and is currently a member of the Surgical Training Committee in the Eastern region.
She is interested in patient safety and is part of a pioneering patient safety team at Luton and Dunstable hospital. Having trained at centres of excellence, Jaan Panesar has a comprehensive understanding in all aspects of paediatric ENT in particular children with adeno and tonsillar disease, hearing loss and airway disorders.
She uses a multidisciplinary approach to patients with head and neck cancer and snoring. She is deeply committed to improving the care that patients with head and neck cancer obtain and works with a dedicated team.
Jaan Panesar's position as a successful woman in a highly demanding and male oriented speciality was covered in the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Herald and Post. An extract reads: Hospital consultants, and particularly surgeons, can sometimes appear aloof and even arrogant, but it's certainly not the case with Jaan Panesar, whose friendly and engaging personality seems sure to put her patients at ease.
Providing those patients with the best care and treatment she possibly can is her priority. She says: "The general public has some pretty high expectations on the standards of conduct and service they want to see from the medical profession, and rightly so. We have a duty to strive to meet those standards."
Special Interests - Her special interests are paediatric ENT, snoring, voice disorders, facial plastic surgery and head and neck cancer.
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