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Professor Martin Birchall
MA(Hons Cantab) MB BChir MD(Cantab) FRCS(Gen) FRCS(Otol) FRCS(ORL) F Med Sci
Ear Nose & Throat Surgery
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About

Professor Birchall is one of the world's leading laryngeal specialists with 150 papers and £2M in laryngeal related grant income every year.
He trained in London, Liverpool and Australia and was Professor in Bristol, Liverpool and now UCL London, as well as having an honorary position at the University of California Davis, where he co-led the team which performed the world's second documented laryngeal and tracheal transplant.

He is one of only four ENT surgeons listed in the Sunday Times 'Top 100 Surgeons' list, 2011, and was Briton of the Year (Science and Technology), 2008.
He leads a cutting-edge research group working on stem cell and transplantation approaches to serious airway disease. He led the groups which performed the world's first stem cell-based organ transplants in an adult (2008) and children (2010-17).
He has published on the effects of reflux on the throat, as well as on many aspects of head and neck disease. In clinic, he uses the latest in imaging technology to view the throat of patients with voice, swallowing and breathing problems. He also sees patients with chronic cough and is an expert in treating pharyngeal pouches, with 75% of my practice being patients referred from other consultants due to the difficult nature of their problems.
He is a highly experienced expert witness available for legal cases involving the head and neck, voice and throat issues.

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Medical Procedures

  • Laryngology
  • Head and neck surgery
  • Pharyngeal Pouch Surgery (Zenkers Diverticulum)
  • Vocal cord paralysis surgery
  • Vocal cord injections
  • Laryngeal reinnervation
  • Transnasal oesophagoscopy

 

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Special Interests

  • Voice
  • Swallowing
  • Airway
  • Chronic cough
  • Neck lumps
  • Vocal cord paralysis
  • Pharyngeal pouch (Zenkers diverticulum)

Education

Education:

  • BChir 1984 University of Cambridge
  • MB 1985 University of Cambridge
  • FRCS 1988, 1989, 1994 (England)
  • MD (Cantab) 1994
  • F Med Sci (2010)

Peer Recommendations

BY dr Ruth Whitby

22-10-2018
Martin is both an expert in his field and a compassionate, approachable colleague whom my patients consistently report upon highly I feel confident to refer to Marin as a reliable, conscientious and expert opinion
For specialty: Ear Nose & Throat Surgery
For conditions: Nasal disease, Vocal cord disorders, Voice problems
Connection: Is a colleague

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