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 afternoon (weekly - general)

    Cochlear Implant Clinic, Freeman Hospital:

    Tues am (monthly)

    Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead

    Friday morning

  • Philip Yates 

Margaret GrayDirectorate Manager for EPOD

Sue CookMatron for ENT Services

Martin CrosbyAssistant Directorate Manager

Fiona PywellOutpatient Sister

Consultant ENT Surgeons

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

    Mr Sean Carrie has been a Consultant ENT Surgeon at the Freeman Hospital and University of Newcastle upon Tyne since 1999. His particular interests are disorders of the nose and sinuses in adults and children. He also has a pituitary and anterior skull base practice.

    He is President of the British Rhinological Society and President-Elect of the European Rhinological Society. He has leadership roles in both undergraduate education locally and postgraduate education nationally.  He is QA lead for the Royal College Surgeons of England, Specialist Advisory Committee in Otolaryngology. He is Chairman and convenor of both the Newcastle Sinus Surgery and Pituitary courses.

    He has collaborative research interests in sinonasal inflammation. He is Chief Investigator of the NIHR funded ‘NAIROS’ multicentre RCT of septoplasty and is a co-recipient in the NIHR ‘NATTINA’ grant assessing clinical and cost effectiveness of adult tonsillectomy.

    He is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Newcastle University.

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

Ms Hannah FoxConsultant ENT Surgeon

Mr David Hamilton Consultant ENT Surgeon

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 2137635
  • 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 pm (Freeman Hospital)

    Tuesday all day (North Tyneside General Hospital)

    Wednesday 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 

Mr James O'HaraConsultant ENT Surgeon

  • Consultant ENT Surgeon
  • Tel:
  • GMC Code:
  • Qualifications:
  • Special Interests

    James O’Hara is the lead for the Northern Head and Neck Multidisciplinary Team. He specialises in head and neck cancer, benign head and neck disease and throat / voice symptoms.  He has specialist surgical interests in robotic surgery for throat cancer and laser therapy for swallowing disorders. He has developed an urgent neck lump service, complimented by radiology-delivered ultrasound in clinic. He offers transnasal oesophagscopy in the outpatient clinic to investigate swallowing conditions.

    James O’Hara is a clinical researcher, and part of the ENT department’s team leading on several large UK wide clinical trials. These trials have covered throat symptoms, adult tonsillectomy, nasal septal surgery and treatment of radiation induced mouth symptoms, during head and neck cancer therapy. He has national roles in research and education including: associate editor for Clinical Otolaryngology, council member for the Rhinology and Laryngology section of the Royal Society of Medicine, and council member for the British Otolaryngology and Allied Sciences Research Society.

  • Clinics Provided

    Mon am               Cramlington (urgent referrals)

    Mon pm               Freeman

    Thurs am             Multidisciplinary Team Meeting and clinic

    Thurs pm             Freeman (urgent referrals)

  • James Ohara 

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 clinic at Corbridge.

  • Directorate

    ENT

  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

    Monday am clinic at Freeman Hospital

    Tuesday am clinic at Cestria Health Centre

    Tuesday pm clinic at Freeman Hospital

    Thursday all day clinic at Corbridge

     

  • Mr Gerry Siou 

Mr Umeshkumar R UllalAssociate Specialist

Mr Andy WelchConsultant ENT Surgeon

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. My subspeciality clinical interests are  Upper Airway  - including voice disorders, swallowing, snoring -  and Rhinology -  including sinus surgery and rhinoplasty

    New initiatives include laryngeal interventions under local anaesthetic in the outpatient clinic

    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,

    Author: 250 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

    Uni of London Semon Lecture 2016

    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
    • General adult patients
    • Combined voice clinic: monthly (with Mrs Jenny Ellis, Consultant Speech therapist) 
    •  Transnasal oesophagoscopy and local anaesthetic vocal cord medialisation (OPD intervention) clinic.
  • Janet Wilson 

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 afternoon (weekly - general)

    Cochlear Implant Clinic, Freeman Hospital:

    Tues am (monthly)

    Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead

    Friday morning

  • Philip Yates 
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