The London Clinic


  • Head and neck disease
  • Ear, nose and throat

Sub specialties

  • Laryngology
  • Head and neck surgery
  • Voice
  • Swallowing

Clinical interests

  • Voice
  • Swallowing
  • Airway
  • Chronic cough
  • Neck lumps

Professional profile

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.
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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.

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Personal profile

I have been a keen long distance runner since childhood, and continue to date. I am interested in sport, cinema and art. I have five children.

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Current posts

  • Professor of Laryngology
    University College London
  • Consultant ENT Surgeon
    University College London Hospital, London
  • Consultant ENT Surgeon
    Royal Free London Hospital, London
  • Hon Professor of Laryngology
    University of Bristol, UK
  • President
    British Laryngological Association

Medical training

Year qualified
  • Cambridge, UK

Ages treated


Other languages spoken

Basic Spanish
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Clinic times

Tuesday: 5.30pm - 8pm
Thursday: 9am - 1pm


Victoria Palmer (private secretary)
0203 503 0870

Anne Oliphant (academic secretary)