Chris Aldren did his undergraduate medical training at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University and then at The Royal London Hospital. His ENT training was at The Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital and The Royal Marsden Hospital both in London. He then trained in Newcastle and Brisbane, Australia where he was a visiting fellow. He was appointed consultant at Wexham Park Hospital in 1997 where he has developed his interest in ear surgery.
Chris sees patients with all ENT conditions but has a specialist interest in hearing restoration for both adults and children with surgery ranging from grommets to more complex cases. He has a particular interest in stapedectomy for otosclerosis and ossiculoplasty.
Chris runs a highly rated international course in ear surgery at Wexham Park each year. He is in great demand as an international speaker and in 2009 lectured in France and Brazil. He also travels demonstrating live surgery and has recently been to operate in Egypt. In 2010 he was the invited surgeon for the Indian Society of Otology annual meeting where he performed live surgery for 1000 surgeons.
He is a past president of YCOHNS the national group for young ENT consultants. He is a council member and treasurer of the British Society of Otology. He is also a council member of LION the Live International Otolaryngology Network www.lion-web.org and moderates their international meetings from Utrecht. He was the academic secretary for BACO 2009 (British Academic Conference in Otolaryngology) which ran the biggest ENT UK meeting in Liverpool. He is currently helping to organise the 1st European Academy of ENT meeting due to be held in Barcelona in 2011 www.ceorlhnsbarcelona2011.org.
Chris is involved in research and audit in all areas of ENT and has been involved in the development of an international ear surgery database www.ondb.org. Outside of medicine Chris is married with 3 children and is a keen violinist.