Personal profile

Ian obtained his medical degree from Southampton University in 1986. He became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS) in 1991.

His initial ENT training was at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital (RNTNEH) and Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital in London. He then undertook a one year fellowship at Tufts University Medical School in Boston USA. This involved work on laser applications in ear surgery and work on treating Meniere's Disease. On returning to the UK he became a senior registrar at Cambridge and RNTNEH.

He passed his FRCS(ORL) final ENT examination in 1996 achieving the gold medal for the highest score in his examination. He was appointed to his NHS consultant position at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford and Stoke Mandeville, Aylesbury in 1997.

Clinical Interests

Although providing a service in all areas of outpatient and surgical ENT practice, Ian has a specialist interest in diseases of the ear. This includes childhood ear and hearing problems, surgery for ear infections, cholesteatoma, problems with the bones of hearing, otosclerosis and Eustachian tube problems. He also has extensive experience in the treatment of Meniere's disease.
Ian is a national expert in the use of gentamicin for Meniere's disease. He provides a regional service for bone anchored hearing aids. Ian is actively involved in the training of ENT doctors. He also teaches on national ENT courses, particularly in ear surgery. Ian has been on the council of the British Society of Otology and has been the ENT lead consultant for Buckinghamshire Hospitals NHS Trust 2007. He has published papers on various aspects of ear problems.

Professional Memberships

  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • ENT UK
  • British Society of Otology

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