Consultant ENT Surgeon
I am an ENT surgeon, and am passionate about helping patients of all ages with ear, nose and throat disorders. I am the current head of the ENT department at Salisbury and am ENT lead for the Spires Cleft service. I also work with the University of Southampton Auditory Implant Centre.
I am privileged to work closely with patients, parents of children and families as well as in partnership with allied teams both within the hospital (for example, audiology, cleft lip and palate, maxillofacial, plastic surgery, paediatric, speech…) and with other hospitals regionally.
My sub-specialist interest is advanced otology (complex ear surgery). I undertake all aspects of ear and hearing surgery, and deal with a wide spectrum of ear conditions, including glue ear, cholesteatoma, congenital and progressive hearing loss, among many other general ENT conditions such as tonsillitis, sinusitis, voice and swallowing problems, sleep disordered breathing, Meniere’s disease and other balance disorders. I provide hearing restoration through bone anchored hearing aid surgery, and am proud to have recently started a cochlear implant program at Salisbury.
In 2011 I completed an unforgettable overseas Cochlear Implant Fellowship in Sydney. My 6 years of postgraduate higher surgical registrar training was in Wessex, mostly in the busy ENT departments in Southampton and Portsmouth. As a junior doctor I worked in Brighton for 3 years and subsequently at the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital (RNTE) and at Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital. I immensely enjoyed the experience of helping children with complex conditions.
I am involved in teaching both undergraduate students and junior doctors. I am clinical and educational supervisor to junior doctors at Salisbury. I teach at the Wessex temporal bone dissection course for registrars. I previously founded and ran the Wessex ENT course for junior doctors. I am a regular examiner at Southampton University medical school. I have previously published over 20 peer reviewed papers and presented at meetings in the UK and abroad. On a managerial level I work closely with hospital management to provide improved, safe, high quality patient care.