Dr Hanya Mahmood
BDS (Birm), MFDS RCS (Eng), PGDip Con Sed, PGCert Med Ed, FHEA, MClinRes
School of Clinical Dentistry
NIHR Doctoral Research Fellow
Registrar in Oral Surgery
+44 114 215 9370
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School of Clinical Dentistry
19 Claremont Crescent
Dr Mahmood graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2012. Following this, she completed Dental Foundation Training in East Midlands and multiple Dental Core Training posts in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery/Medicine/Pathology and Radiology in Yorkshire and the West Midlands. During this time she has obtained Membership in the Faculty of Dental Surgery (RCS England), PGDip in Conscious Sedation, PGCert in Medical Education and status of Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.
She was appointed as an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow/Specialist Registrar in Oral Surgery at the Charles Clifford Hospital in 2018 and has recently been awarded a prestigious NIHR Doctoral Fellowship to pursue her research in the use of Artificial Intelligence to aid the early detection of oral precancers. She was also recently awarded a Masters in Clinical Research with a distinction (2021). She has also successfully completed the Diploma of Membership in Oral Surgery.
- Research interests
Dr Mahmood was recently awarded a prestigious NIHR Doctoral Fellowship (NIHR300904, award £353K) to pursue a three year PhD of her research: Artificial Intelligence based assessment of oral precancer to aid early detection of oral cancer (supervisors Dr Syed Ali Khurram, University of Sheffield and Professor Nasir Rajpoot, University of Warwick). This study has built on her preliminary work for which she was awarded a Sheffield Hospitals Charity grant in 2018. She is also a key member of the CRUK funded ANTICIPATE study (PI: Dr Syed Ali Khurram) and NEOPATH research group.
Her current research involves the application of machine learning to explore novel digital biomarkers in oral precancers. Oral precancer/oral epithelial dysplasia (OED) has a statistically increased risk of transforming into an oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) which are amongst the top ten leading cancers worldwide, with an increasing global incidence and worsening prognosis. With early detection up to 70% of OED lesions can be prevented, however the lack of an objective method for evaluating OED remains a critical barrier to early OSCC detection. This highlights an urgent need for new methods and technologies to improve consistency and accuracy of OED diagnosis and to provide patients and clinicians with more objective information about the risk of OSCC development.
Previous research includes:
- Investigating the potential of statins to prevent and treat osteonecrosis of the jaw (University of Sheffield, 2016-18)
- Correlation between orthopantomogram and CT-scan findings for inferior dental nerve relationship with mandibular third molars (Birmingham Dental Hospital, 2014-2015).
- Paracetamol overdose secondary to dental pain (Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, 2012-2014).
- Radiation‐induced osteosarcoma involving the mandible – report of a rare diagnosis. Oral Surgery.
- UNUSUAL LIP TUMORS: A CASE SERIES. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology, 132(1), e52-e53.
- COVID-19 treatment and MRONJ. Faculty Dental Journal, 12(3), 111-112.
- Artificial Intelligence-based methods in head and neck cancer diagnosis : an overview. British Journal of Cancer.
- Convolutional neural network-based clinical predictors of oral dysplasia: class activation map analysis of deep learning results. Cancers, 13(6). View this article in WRRO
- Use of artificial intelligence in diagnosis of head and neck precancerous and cancerous lesions: A systematic review. Oral Oncology, 110. View this article in WRRO
- Clinical presentations on a facial pain clinic. British Dental Journal. View this article in WRRO
- Nodular eruptions as a rare complication of botulinum neurotoxin type-A : case series and review of literature. Cureus. View this article in WRRO
- The role, efficacy and outcome measures for teriparatide use in the management of medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw. International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. View this article in WRRO
- Antiplatelet drugs : a review of pharmacology and the perioperative management of patients in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 102(1), 9-13. View this article in WRRO
- Inferior alveolar nerve anaesthesia : a rare complication of orthodontic tooth movement. Journal of Orthodontics, 46(4), 374-377. View this article in WRRO
- Cystadenoma of the mandible : a rare presentation. British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 56(6), 540-542. View this article in WRRO
- Retrobulbar abscess : rare complication after repair of an oroantral communication. British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 56(3), 227-229. View this article in WRRO
- Primary malignant gingival melanoma : case report and educational reminder. Oral Surgery, 10(4), e88-e91. View this article in WRRO
- Analgesia overdose due to dental pain requiring acute hospital admissions. British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 53(10), e79-e80.
- Paracetamol overdose secondary to dental pain: a case series. British Dental Journal, 219(6), E6-E6.
- Third Molar Extractions: Are we over prescribing the Cone Beam CT?. British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 52(8), e101-e101.
- Chemical neurotoxicity to the inferior alveolar nerve—A rare sequela of endodontic treatment. Oral Surgery.
- Prediction of malignant transformation and recurrence of oral epithelial dysplasia using architectural and cytological feature specific prognostic models. Modern Pathology.
- A Neural Architecture Search Based Framework for Segmentation of Epithelium, Nuclei and Oral Epithelial Dysplasia Grading, Medical Image Understanding and Analysis (pp. 357-370). Springer International Publishing
Conference proceedings papers
- Simultaneous Nuclear Instance and Layer Segmentation in Oral Epithelial Dysplasia. Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision, Vol. 2021-October (pp 552-561)
- Artificial intelligence to aid the diagnosis of head and neck precancerous and cancerous lesions: a systematic review. VIRCHOWS ARCHIV, Vol. 477 (pp S37-S37)
- Prognostic significance of oral dysplasia features - analysis of a preliminary cohort. VIRCHOWS ARCHIV, Vol. 477 (pp S21-S22)
- Lichen sclerosus et atrophicus - an extremely rare diagnosis of the oral cavity. VIRCHOWS ARCHIV, Vol. 477 (pp S318-S319)
- Automated grade classification of oral epithelial dysplasia using morphometric analysis of histology images. Medical Imaging 2020: Digital Pathology, 15 February 2020 - 20 February 2020. View this article in WRRO
- Radiation-induced osteosarcoma involving the mandible - report of a rare diagnosis. VIRCHOWS ARCHIV, Vol. 477 (pp S319-S319)
- National Institute for Health Research (NIHR300904 award of £352,944)
- Sheffield Hospitals Charity grant (award of £10798)
- Teaching interests
Dr Mahmood has completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education (University of Sheffield) and obtained a Fellowship from the Higher Education Academy. She is regularly involved in teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. At a national level, she has organised and led the initiation of the ABAOMS clinical-academic webinar series.
- Teaching activities
She has been involved in delivering the RCS MFDS exam revision course since 2017, which has involved developing and leading international Oral Surgery webinars for students in Burma and Kuala Lumpur. In her role as Yorkshire BAOS rep (2018-2019) she has organised various regional Oral Surgery study days, and she is also the lead for the Charles Clifford sedation journal club.
- Professional activities and memberships
- Elected ABAOMS Trainee Representative (2018 – present) which includes representation at national boards for Oral Surgery curriculum review, ISFE and Specialist Training Committee
- Elected Dental Representative for Junior Doctor Forum (Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, 2019 - present)
- Elected BAOS Yorkshire Regional Representative (2018-2019)
- Member of learned societies: BAOS, ABAOMS, SAAD, DSTG, Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland
- Reviewer for Oral Surgery Journal and British Dental Journal
- Invited member of the BDA Health & Science Committee (2022)
- Member of NEOPATH Research Group [https://www.neopath.org.uk/]
- ABAOMS digital lead (development of social media channels and website maintenance, 2018 - present)
- Co-organisation of the first virtual ABAOMS Scientific Meeting (2021)
Dr Mahmood is undertaking integrated clinical academic training in Oral Surgery. She routinely undertakes outpatient clinics and provides oral surgical treatment under local anaesthetic, conscious sedation and general anaesthetic. She is involved in supervision and teaching of undergraduates and dental core trainees.