Consultant Otologist, Auditory Implant & ENT Surgeon
I am a Consultant ENT Surgeon specialising in Otology and Auditory implant surgery, and an Honorary Clinical Associate Professor at the UCL Ear Institute.
I qualified from the University of Bristol in 2008 and underwent higher surgical training in all aspects of ENT on the London North Thames rotation, at units including London North West University NHS Trust, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Imperial College NHS Trust and the Royal National Throat Nose & Ear Hospital.
After being awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons, I started to further focus my skills in the area of hearing restoration surgery for children & adults. As a trainee at the Royal National Throat Nose & Ear Hospital I became fluent in middle ear surgery under local anaesthetic, stapes surgery and cochlear implantation as well as paediatric ENT surgery for hearing and breathing-related disorders. In 2018 I undertook an internationally-renowned fellowship in Otology & Implant surgery at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust, gaining further experience in tertiary level otology including active middle ear implant surgery, bone conduction implant surgery and surgery for cholesteatoma. I am a visiting specialist on the Microtia & Craniofacial MDT at the Royal Free Hospital, London.
On completion of fellowship training, I was appointed as a Consultant back at the Royal National Throat Nose & Ear Hospital and joined the evidENT research team. I have been a PI delegate on the REGAIN & Audible-S trials delivered at UCL, as well as the Oto-104 trial in which Cambridge University Hospitals was a recruiting site. I have complemented this with a number of journal publications and prizes. My current research interests in include hearing preservation cochlear implant surgery and the use of telemedicine for otologic practice.
I have a long-held interest in teaching and training regionally & nationally. I authored the popular trainee textbooks 'ENT OSCEs' and 'Advanced ENT Training', both published by CRC press and have held a number of national positions, including as council member for the British Society of Otology and the Royal Society of Medicine Otology Section.