Consultant ENT Surgeon, Professor of Laryngology, Laryngeal Specialist
- Head and neck surgery
I am one of the world's leading laryngeal specialists with 150 papers and £2M in laryngeal related grant income every year.
I trained in London, Liverpool and Australia and was Professor in Bristol, Liverpool and now UCL London, as well as having an honorary position at the University of California Davis, where I co-led the team which performed the world's second documented laryngeal and tracheal transplant.
I am one of only four ENT surgeons listed in the Sunday Times 'Top 100 Surgeons' list, 2011, and was Briton of the Year (Science and Technology), 2008.
I lead a cutting edge research group working on stem cell and transplantation approaches to serious airway disease. I led the groups which performed the world's first stem cell based organ transplants in an adult (2008) and a child (2010).
I have published on the effects of reflux on the throat, as well as on many aspects of head and neck disease. In clinic, I use the latest in imaging technology to view the throat of patients with voice, swallowing and breathing problems. I also see patients with chronic cough and am an expert in treating pharyngeal pouches, with 75% of my practice being patients referred from other consultants due to the difficult nature of their problems.
I am a highly experienced expert witness available for legal cases involving the head and neck, voice and throat issues.