Paleri, Professor Vinidh

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


  • Hospital Base

    Freeman Hospital

  • Clinics Provided

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

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