Mr David Anthony Bowdler

Consultant Otorhinolaryngologist and Head & Neck Surgeon

MBBS, FRCS (General Surgery), FRCS (ENT)

Personal profile

"Bowdler is most often in theatre dealing with perforations of the eardrum, chronic infections of the middle ear and surgery otosclerosis, but he deals with all conditions of the ear, including hearing loss, tinnitus and dizziness".

Mr Bowdler has a special interest in dizziness in which he is highly qualified. He has associated specialist links with neurologists should the cause be other than ENT related and he also has specialist investigatory and rehabilitative services for the management of peripheral dizziness/vertigo.

Mr Bowdler qualified from Westminster Medical School, London, UK in 1976. He had a broad training in general surgery before training in Otorhinolaryngology (ENT) at The Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, St Thomas’ Hospital and The Royal Liverpool Hospital. He gained additional training in Paris (France), Antwerp (Belgium), Tubingen (Germany) and Nijmegan (Holland) in ear disease and its management.

He was appointed to Consultant ENT Surgeon to the University Hospital Lewisham in 1989.

In addition, he has a special interest in hearing loss, middle ear disease and tinnitus including the diagnosis, investigation and treatment.

Mr Bowdler is most often in theatre dealing with perforations of the ear drum, chronic infections of the middle ear and surgery otosclerosis, but he deals with all conditions of the ear, including hearing loss, tinnitus and dizziness.

Professional Membership



  • British Society of Otology

  • European Academy of Otology and Neuro Otology

  • ENT UK

  • Royal College of Surgeons of England

  • Royal Society of Medicine

Clinical Interests



  • Dizziness

  • Tinnitus and deafness

  • Ear disease

  • General adult and paediatric ENT

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