Mr Ali Al-Hussaini



GMC number: 7049637

Practising since: 2009


ENT (Otolaryngology)

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Mr Al-Hussaini is a Consultant ENT Surgeon at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff. He qualified in 2009 with Distinctions in Basic Sciences and Clinical Practice from Imperial College London. He has undertaken all of his surgical training in the United Kingdom and was a

specialist registrar on the All Wales ENT training programme.

He has a wide range of clinical expertise and is fully proficient in all aspects of Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery with a specialist interest in Paediatric ENT surgery. He has expertise in snoring, swallowing and voice disorders, and has delivered international Keynote Lectures on these topics at the ENT World Congress (Paris, 2017). He is passionate about promoting excellence in rhinoplasty and pinnaplasty surgery and is also an expert in non-surgical rhinoplasty.

Mr Al-Hussaini has acquired multiple prominent awards including The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Surgeon in Training Medal in 2011 and The International ENT Masterclass Gold Medal in 2017. He was awarded the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons of England Surgical Research Fellowship in 2016 for pioneering research on immune responses. Personal website www. 

Special interests

  • Adult and Children’s ENT
  • Glue ear
  • Hearing loss, tinnitus and dizziness
  • Ear pinning surgery (pinnaplasty)
  • Ear infections
  • Nasal obstruction/ Snoring/ Sleep Apnoea
  • Nose bleeds
  • Facial pain
  • Surgical and non-surgical rhinoplasty
  • Throat symptoms
  • Recurrent tonsillitis
  • Swallowing disorders
  • Voice disorders

Other interests

  • Sinusitis/ endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Head and neck surgery
  • Salivary gland disorders

Personal interests

Mr Al-Hussaini enjoys running, and undertook the London Marathon in 2016 to raise money for The Royal College of Surgeons of England Surgical Research Fund. He is also a keen tennis player

Languages spoken

English, Arabic

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Ali Al-Hussaini at Nuffield Health

  • Ear pinning cosmetic surgery (Pinnaplasty)
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Ear drum repair (Myringoplasty)
  • Larynx diagnostic endoscopy (or laryngoscopy)
  • Microsuction earwax removal
  • Otoplasty (ear correction / ear repositioning)
  • Paediatric medicine
  • Tonsillectomy

Locations Mr Ali Al-Hussaini works with

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Mr Al-Hussaini is extremely passionate about high-quality research with the fundamental belief that excellence in research directly leads to better care and outcomes for patients. He remains very active in pursuing research including basic science and clinical research with 34 peer-reviewed publications to date and a strong international ENT research portfolio. He is the Research and Development Lead for the ENT Department at the University Hospital of Wales. He has a wide array of research interests and collaborations with world-class units that include pioneering work on how the immune system interacts with head and neck cancer, and how this could inform novel treatments.

He has multiple international keynote lectures and received multiple awards and grants for outstanding research including the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons of England Saven Research and Development Grant.

Mr Al-Hussaini is the Principal Investigator for multiple clinical studies including the National Airway Intervention Registry and the OptiNose 3205 study, an international multi-centre randomised controlled trial assessing the efficacy of a novel nasal spray system in chronic rhinosinusitis.


  • Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • British Association of Paediatric Otolaryngology
  • ENT Wales

Insurers Mr Ali Al-Hussaini works with

Mr Ali Al-Hussaini works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • PHC
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA


Mr Ali Al-Hussaini does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Ali Al-Hussaini does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Ali Al-Hussaini does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.