Professor Nimesh N. Patel graduated from Manchester Medical School and Trained in London and Manchester. He had further specialist training in laryngology and head and neck surgery during fellowships in Michigan, USA and Adelaide, Australia. He was appointed to University Hospital Southampton in 2004 as consultant surgeon. He also has visiting sessions at Lymington New Forest Hospital. He has higher degrees from Newcastle (thesis in the subject of voice after cancer treatment) and Oxford University (thesis in the subject of intraoperative radiotherapy for recurrent cancers). He has special expertise in LASER surgery and has a Diploma in Robotic surgery.
He has served as treasurer and council member of the Laryngology and Rhinology Section of the RSM and is past-President of the British Voice Association. This year he was appointed a visiting Professor at the University of Southampton for his research into rehabilitation after laryngeal cancer treatment.