Ear Nose & Throat Service (ENT)

Meet the team

Find out about the people working in ENT.


Management Team

Mr Philip D YatesClinical Director for EPOD / Consultant ENT Surgeon

  • Clinical Director for EPOD / Consultant ENT Surgeon
  • Tel: 0191 213 7634
  • GMC Code: 3433140
  • Qualifications: MB ChB, FRCS (ORL-HNS)
  • Special Interests
    Otology
  • Biography
    I undertook my undergraduate training at the University of Manchester, graduating in 1991. I completed my basic surgical training in the North West region before moving to the North East to undertake higher surgical training in ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat). During this period of training I completed a fellowship in Otology at the University of California, San Francisco. I was appointed as a consultant at the Freeman hospital in 2002. As well as seeing patients with general ENT conditions I have developed a subspecialist interest in the management of otological conditions I am one of three surgeons in the North East Cochlear Implant Programme and a member of the team managing children with hearing loss.
  • Directorate
    ENT
  • Hospital Base

    Freeman

  • Clinics Provided

    Freeman Hospital:

    Monday afternoon (alternate weeks – paediatric hearing loss)

    Wednesday afternoon (weekly - otology)

    Friday morning (alternate weeks - general)

    Fell Tower Medical Centre, Low Fell, Gateshead:

    Tuesday all day (weekly - general)

    Cochlear Implant Clinic, Freeman Hospital:

    Tues am (monthly)

  • Philip Yates 

Margaret GrayDirectorate Manager for EPOD

Sue CookMatron for ENT Services

Martin CrosbyAssistant Directorate Manager

Consultant ENT Surgeons

Mr Philip D YatesClinical Director for EPOD / Consultant ENT Surgeon

  • Clinical Director for EPOD / Consultant ENT Surgeon
  • Tel: 0191 213 7634
  • GMC Code: 3433140
  • Qualifications: MB ChB, FRCS (ORL-HNS)
  • Special Interests
    Otology
  • Biography
    I undertook my undergraduate training at the University of Manchester, graduating in 1991. I completed my basic surgical training in the North West region before moving to the North East to undertake higher surgical training in ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat). During this period of training I completed a fellowship in Otology at the University of California, San Francisco. I was appointed as a consultant at the Freeman hospital in 2002. As well as seeing patients with general ENT conditions I have developed a subspecialist interest in the management of otological conditions I am one of three surgeons in the North East Cochlear Implant Programme and a member of the team managing children with hearing loss.
  • Directorate
    ENT
  • Hospital Base

    Freeman

  • Clinics Provided

    Freeman Hospital:

    Monday afternoon (alternate weeks – paediatric hearing loss)

    Wednesday afternoon (weekly - otology)

    Friday morning (alternate weeks - general)

    Fell Tower Medical Centre, Low Fell, Gateshead:

    Tuesday all day (weekly - general)

    Cochlear Implant Clinic, Freeman Hospital:

    Tues am (monthly)

  • Philip Yates 

Mr Sean CarrieConsultant Otolaryngologist

  • Consultant Otolaryngologist
  • Tel: 0191 2137635
  • GMC Code: 3300992
  • Qualifications: MB ChB FRCS, FRCS(ORL)
  • Special Interests
    Sinusitis, nasal conditions, pituitary (anterior skull base) and tear duct disorders.
  • Biography

    I have been a consultant within the department for over 10 years. Clinical interests include the management of disorders of the nose and sinuses including sinusitis, nasal polyps and the sense of smell in both adults and children. I also have an interest in rhinoplasty and pituitary / anterior skull base (CSF leak) surgery.

    I am actively involved in medical education and politics as an Executive member of the British Rhinological Society and Council member of ENTUK. I was regional postgraduate Training Programme Director 2005-2008.

  • Clinics Provided
    I undertake daytime and evening clinics at the Freeman Hospital and a weekly clinic at Berwick Infirmary.
  • Mr Sean Carrie 

Mr John HillConsultant ENT Surgeon

  • Consultant ENT Surgeon
  • Tel:
  • GMC Code: 2847836
  • Qualifications: FRCS, FRCSEd, FCSHK
  • Special Interests
    Otology and Skull Base Surgery, Pituitary Surgery.
  • Biography

    John qualified at St Thomas’s Hospital Medical School, London, and has been a consultant at the Freeman since 1995.

    He is a specialist in skull-based surgery and the treatment of ear diseases and pituitary gland disorders which affect body growth and development.

  • Mr John Hill 

Mr Wolfgang IssingConsultant ENT Surgeon

  • Consultant ENT Surgeon
  • Tel: 0191 2231524
  • GMC Code: 604 9639
  • Qualifications:
  • Special Interests

    Ear and Nose Surgery, with special interest in Septorhinoplasty and  Pinnaplasty

    Laryngopharyngeal Reflux

  • Biography

    1978 – 1979: Medical Studies at the University of Caen, France

    1986: Graduation from University of Wuerzburg, Medical School

    1986 – 1987: Research Fellow, Department of Otolaryngology, YALE University, New Haven, USA

    1987 – 1989: Research Fellow, Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, USA

    1989 – 1997: Specialist Registrar, Department of Otolaryngology,  Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich

    1997:  Assistant Professor, University of Munich

    2000: Guest Lecturer at the University of  Nairobi, Kenya  (German Academic Exchange Service DAAD)

    Since 2002: Consultant Otolaryngologist, The Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

  • Directorate

    ENT

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Monday am (alternative weeks) Battle Hill Health Centre

    Monday pm (Freeman Hospital)

    Tuesday am (North Tyneside General Hospital)

    Friday am (Freeman Hospital)

  • Any other Information

    Languages: English, German, French, basic Spanish

  • Mr Wolfgang Issing 

Mr Ian J M JohnsonConsultant ENT Surgeon

  • Consultant ENT Surgeon
  • Tel: 0191 2137626
  • GMC Code: 3072327
  • Qualifications: MB BS BSc(Hons) MD FRCS FRCS(ORL)
  • Special Interests

    Otology, Skull Base Surgery, BAHA, Balance Disorders

  • Biography

    Ian qualified at the Royal London Hospital and has been a consultant at the Freeman Hospital since 1998.

    He is a specialist in ear disorders, hearing restoration and skull-based surgery. In addition to his work as Director of the Newcastle BAHA Centre, Ian is President of the National Association of  BAHA Professionals.

  • Directorate

    ENT

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Monday Hexham General Hospital

    Wednesday am Freeman Hospital

    Thursday pm Freeman Hospital (BAHA clinic)

     

  • Mr. Ian Johnson 

Mrs Claire McLarnonConsultant Otolaryngologist

Mr David MeikleConsultant in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery

  • Consultant in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
  • Tel: 0191 213 7681
  • GMC Code: 2431491
  • Qualifications: B Med Sci, MB BS, FRCS (England)
  • Special Interests
    Head and Neck cancer, Paediatric Audiology.
  • Biography

    I graduated Newcastle University Medical School in 1978

     

     

     

    I undertook Registrar and Senior Registrar training Guy’s Hospital and University of Washington, Seattle.

    I was appointed as Consultant ENT Surgeon in April 1988.

     

  • Directorate

    ENT

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Monday (all day) Freeman Hospital

    Thurs (all day) Freeman Hospital

     

  • David Meikle 

Professor Vinidh PaleriConsultant Head & Neck and Thyroid Surgeon

  • Consultant Head & Neck and Thyroid Surgeon
  • Tel: 0191 2137630
  • GMC Code: 5179619
  • Qualifications: MS FRCS (CSiG) FRCS(ORL-HNS)
  • Special Interests

    Head and neck cancer, salivary glands, thyroid gland, robotic surgery

  • Biography

    My clinical practice is almost entirely devoted to benign and malignant diseases of the head and neck, including the mouth, throat, voice box, neck, salivary glands and the thyroid gland. I am one of the few surgeons in the United Kingdom with expertise in Transoral Robotic Surgery and Transoral Laser Microsurgery for head and neck cancers. As service improvement lead for the Northern Head and Neck Unit, I have a relentless focus on the quality of the care we provide to our patients, backed up by hard data where appropriate.

    My research portfolio is primarily comprised of clinical trials in head and neck cancer as this fits in with my clinical workload. I am the Chief Investigator for the TUBE randomised clinical trial (ISRCTN48569216) funded by the NIHR (£373K). I am the lead for the surgical arm of the recently funded CompARE trial (CRUK/13/026). My research output is exemplified by over 130 peer reviewed publications (all on head and neck oncology) and 15 book chapters. About 80% are published in the journals with the highest impact factors in the specialty, including 4 in the British Medical Journal. I am editor for the section on "Head and Neck Disease" for the forthcoming 8th edition of Scott-Brown's Otolaryngology, the leading multi-volume multi-author textbook in the specialty in the world. I co-edited the 4th edition of the national "Head and Neck Cancer: Multidisciplinary Management Guidelines" (Sept 2011). With 38 chapters written by 127 authors, it is endorsed by the British Association of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons, British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists and British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons.

    Currently, I serve as Secretary for ENT.Head & Neck.UK, Member of the Head and Neck Cancer Clinical Studies Group, National Cancer Research Institute and Council Member and Research chair for the British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists

  • Directorate

    ENT

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    I undertake clinics at the Freeman Hospital and at Palmer Hospital in Jarrow.

  • Vin Paleri  

Mr Steven PowellConsultant Otolaryngologist

  • Consultant Otolaryngologist
  • Tel: 0191 213 7629
  • GMC Code: 6026845
  • Qualifications: MBBS, MSc, FRCS (ORL)
  • Special Interests

    Paediatric otolaryngology, paediatric airway

  • Biography

    I graduated from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in 2001 with distinction. I undertook both my basic surgical training and my higher surgical training in otolaryngology in the North East. During my training I developed a specialist interest in paediatric ENT and undertook a one year fellowship at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia where I was trained in all aspects of paediatric ENT.

    My main specialist interest is the management of children with airway disorders. I am part of the paediatric airway and tracheal multi-disciplinary teams with two ENT colleagues and the respiratory paediatric consultants. I also have a broad general practice of paediatric and adult ENT in my clinics. I provide an outreach service to Berwick.

    I am a member of the British Association for Paediatric Otolaryngology, and teach on national paediatric ENT courses. I undertook my research training at the University of Leeds and completed a Masters degree in health research, with distinction. I have published work mostly focused on the management of obstructive sleep apnoea, and tonsil and adenoid problems in children.

  • Directorate

    Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Paediatric airway clinic: Freeman Hospital

    Paediatric hearing clinic: Freeman Hospital

    General ENT clinics: Freeman Hospital

    General ENT clinic: Berwick Infirmary.

  • Steven Powell 

Mr Mohamed A E M Reda El BadaweyConsultant ENT Surgeon

  • Consultant ENT Surgeon
  • Tel: 0191 223 1413
  • GMC Code: 4467854
  • Qualifications: MB ChB, MSc, FRCS (Ed), FRCS (ORL HNS), MD
  • Special Interests
    Rhinology, Facial plastics including Septorhinoplasty, and Otology.
  • Biography

    I am a consultant of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne since 2003.  I have a super-speciality interest in Rhinology and Facial Plastics surgery in addition to the snoring surgery. I am the member of the SAC, the Early years representative on the SAC committee, and an educational supervisor for junior doctors. I am an examiner for the MRCS exam for the RCS of Edinburgh.

    I perform 60 Rhinoplasty procedures a year including extracorporeal Septorhinoplasties for tertiary secondary cases in addition to pinnaplasty procedures. I perform nasal valve surgery and snoring surgery.

    My current rhinology practice also involves the management of patients with advanced sinus disease including frontal sinus pathology, benign tumours of the nasal cavities, fungal Rhinosinusitis and Endoscopic repair of CSF leaks.

    My research interests involve the quality of life assessment of patients after septorhinoplasty, nasal valve surgery, and extracorporeal septorhinoplasty.  I lead a research project on the study of biofilms in chronic Rhinosinusitis with or without nasal polyposis.
  • Directorate
     Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
  • Hospital Base
    Freeman Hospital
  • Clinics Provided
    I do morning and evening clinics at Freeman Hospital and two clinics weekly at Wansbeck General Hospital.
  • Mr. Mohamed Reda ElBadawey 

Mr Gerard P S SiouConsultant ENT Surgeon

  • Consultant ENT Surgeon
  • Tel:
  • GMC Code: 4201207
  • Qualifications: BSc(Hons) MBBS MRCS MD FRCS(ORL-HNS)
  • Special Interests
    Paediatric airways, salivary gland disease, mastoid surgery, head and neck oncology
  • Biography

    I am originally from the North East and I was appointed Consultant surgeon within the Ear, Nose and Throat Department in 2008. Prior to this I completed my specialist training within the Tyne and Wear area. I see and treat children and adults for all general ear, nose and throat conditions at the Freeman Hospital, but also jointly provide a specialist paediatric airway service with other Consultant colleagues based at the Royal Victoria Infirmary.

    I also provide a weekly  ENT service within the Gateshead community of Whickham, based at Whickham Cottage Medical Centre and at Cheste-le-Street at Cestria Health Centre.

  • Directorate

    ENT

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Tuesday am clinic at Cestria Health Centre

    Tuesday pm clinic at Freeman Hospital

    Thursday all day clinic at Whickham Cottage Medical Centre.

  • Mr Gerry Siou 

Mr Umeshkumar R UllalAssociate Specialist

Professor Janet A WilsonConsultant ENT Surgeon

  • Consultant ENT Surgeon
  • Tel: 0191 223 1086
  • GMC Code: 2341110
  • Qualifications: MB ChB, Edinburgh, l979 and MD1989; FRCSEd l983; FRCSEng l984; (Hon) FRCSLT 2010
  • Special Interests
    Snoring, swallowing, voice disorders and throat symptoms.
  • Biography

    I moved to the Freeman Hospital in 1995, after working for 3 years as a consultant otolaryngologist (ENT surgeon) in Glasgow Royal infirmary. I am currently the Hon Sec of ENTUK, the national specialty association for ENT specialists. I have a particular interest in developing reliable measures of clinical outcomes.  

    Research:

    My Health Services Research projects include being chief investigator of  UK wide trials of 1. adult tonsillectomy and 2. the use of proton pump inhibitors in persistent throat symptoms. My basic science collaborations cover several aspects of innate immunity in the upper and lower airway, and  the impact of acid reflux on larynx (voice box) lining.

    Author: 225 Scientific and professional publications

    Selected awards:

    Kleinsasser Award, Eur Laryngological Society - 2006
    American Academy Honor Award - 2006
    Hon Fellow Roy Coll Speech Language Therapy - 2009
    Scottish Otolaryngological Society Guthrie Lecturer - 2010
    Top ENT UK Doctor list / Surgeon list - 2010/11
    BMA Walter Jobson Horne Prize - 2011
    Newcastle University Teaching Excellence Award - 2013
    Wilde Discourser - 2014

  • Directorate
    ENT
  • Hospital Base
    Freeman Hospital
  • Clinics Provided
    • Adult rhinology, snoring, general (not otology): weekly
    • Combined voice clinic: monthly (joint clinic with Mrs Jenny Ellis, Consultant Speech therapist)
    • Transnasal oesophagoscopy and local anaesthetic vocal cord medialisation
  • Wilson, Professor Janet A 
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