Prof Martin Birchall
Chair of Larynogology
The Ear Institute
Faculty of Brain Sciences
- Joined UCL
- 6th Jan 2009
In 2008 and 2010, I co-led the multidisciplinary teams which successfully performed the World’s first stem-cell based, tissue-engineered organ implants (bronchus and trachea) in an adult and a child respectively, opening up new vistas for organ replacement in years to come.
I am a passionate supporter of Research in Surgery, at UCL Partners and nationally through the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and always try to embed bright young surgeons in these research teams, thus supporting the next generation of surgical pioneers.
My translational research efforts have recently been recognised by the award of NIHR Senior Investigator status and in 2011, by becoming the first ENT surgeon to be elected to the Academy of Medical Sciences.
My teaching commitments are at under- and postgraduate level, to medical students, trainee surgeons, clinicians, and associated paramedical specialities and scientists. It is delivered locally, nationally and internationally.