Professor Bhutta is a consultant ENT surgeon who has experience in all disorders of the ear nose throat and neck, but with a special interest in otology (disease of the ear). He treats a range of conditions, including hearing loss, glue ear, holes in the eardrum and cholesteatoma. He currently runs the regional ear implant service. At the end of his training Prof Bhutta was awarded the TWJ Otology Fellowship as the top trainee in ear surgery in the UK.
Professor Bhutta also has diverse academic interest in ear disease and global health. He was formally Phizackerley Senior scholar at Balliol College Oxford where his DPhil was in genetic susceptibility to otitis media (inflammation of the middle ear). He now works on global ear disease, and has trained health workers in Cambodia, Nepal, South Africa, Fiji and Uganda, and is a consultant to the WHO program on prevention of deafness and hearing loss. He also works with national and international partners on labour rights concerns in healthcare supply chains, and in 2006 founded the award-winning Medical Fair and Ethical Trade Group at the British Medical Association.
In his first year as a consultant Professor Bhutta was awarded a certificate of excellence in patient care.
Hole in the eardrum
Hearing reconstruction (ossiculoplasty and stapedectomy)
International Society for Otitis Media
British Society of Otology
British Medical Association