He trained as a doctor at King’s College, London, and after qualifying in 1990, served as a medical officer in the Royal Air Force until 1994.
He undertook specialist training in respiratory medicine in Birmingham and in occupational medicine at Manchester University. Dr Anees developed his sub-specialist interest in occupational asthma, performing research in this field and obtained a PhD in 2003. He has published papers and presented his research at international conferences.
His main clinical interests are asthma, chronic bronchitis, lung cancer and interstitial lung disease. He has been involved in the development of a local obstructive sleep apnoea service and the provision of CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machines for patients with severe obstructive sleep apnoea.