Cyrus Kerawala was appointed as a Consultant in 1999 at North Hampshire Hospital in Basingstoke and the Royal Surrey County Hospital in Guildford. He graduated with an honours degree in medicine from St George’s Hospital, London. Since he specialises in head and neck surgery he also chose to study dentistry, gaining another honours degree from the Royal London Hospital. During training Mr Kerawala was awarded 17 undergraduate prizes. He is a Fellow of two Royal Colleges. After experience in general surgery and neurosurgery Mr Kerawala spent five years of specialist training in the North East of England. He passed the Intercollegiate Examination in Maxillofacial Surgery in September 1998 and has been on the Specialist Register of the General Medical Council since August 1999.
Mr Kerawala’s surgical interests concentrate on mucosal and cutaneous malignancy of the head and neck. He gained a national reputation for the former in the first few years after his Consultant appointment and as a result in 2008 was invited to join the Head and Neck Unit at the world-famous Royal Marsden Hospital.
Mr Kerawala holds a number of national and international positions including:-
- Chairman, Education and Training Committee of the International Academy of Oral Oncology
- Honorary Secretary, British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
- Assistant Editor, International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- Oncology Section Editor, British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- Professional Advisor to the Health Service Ombudsman
- Member of Appeals Panel, General Medical Council
Mr Kerawala is author of a book on Maxillofacial Surgery and has written numerous chapters in other books. He has also authored over 60 peer-reviewed publications. He devotes a significant amount of time to teaching, professional training and continuing medical education. He has presented over 100 papers at international and national meetings and has been invited to lecture throughout Europe, America, Asia and Australia.
Mr Kerawala lives just outside Basingstoke with his wife and 18-year-old son.