Mr Joel Anthony Smith



GMC number: 6073126


ENT (Otolaryngology)

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Mr Joel A. Smith completed his undergraduate Medical degree at the University of Birmingham having completed an undergraduate degree in behavioural sciences. His post-graduate training was completed on the Worcestershire and Warwickshire basic surgical training program followed by higher surgical training in otolaryngology (ENT surgery) in the West Midlands training region completing a diploma in head and neck surgery and a certificate in medical education during this time in the program. He was awarded a fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2011.  

Special interests

During his higher surgical training he took time out of program to complete a Research Fellowship and doctorate in the molecular genetics of medullary thyroid cancer at University of Birmingham. He received the prestigious British Journal of Surgery prize for best research paper in recognition of this. He was fortunate enough to further his research interest in head neck and thyroid cancer during his Clinical Fellowship at the Sydney Head and Neck Cancer institute based at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, Australia. During his fellowship he received advanced training in the surgical management of head and neck, skin and thyroid cancer. His training was delivered by world leading Professors with backgrounds in ENT, General surgery and Plastic surgery and included complex tumour resections as well and reconstruction using local pedicled and micro-vascular free flaps. He received additional training in laser microsurgery and minimal access robotic surgery for the head and neck. Mr Smith has developed and continues to foster clinical and research collaborations between the UK and Australia.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Joel Anthony Smith at Nuffield Health

  • Polypectomy
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Deviated septum (Septoplasty)
  • Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS)
  • Mastoid surgery
  • Otoplasty (ear correction / ear repositioning)
  • Antral washout
  • Grommet insertion
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Middle ear surgery

Locations Mr Joel Anthony Smith works with

Related experience


Mr Smith’s research interests are in the molecular genetics of thyroid conditions and thyroid cancer. He currently supervises a research fellow linked to the University of Exeter. He has received substantial grant awards to support his work from the Get Ahead Charitable Trust, The Midland Institute of Otology, The British Society of Thyroid and Endocrine Surgeons and the University Hospital Birmingham Charitable Trust. He has authored and co-authored multiple publications in peer-reviewed journals and regularly presents his work at national and international meetings. He regularly reviews research papers for the journals Clinical Otolaryngology, Endocrine Connections and the Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons.  


  • Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • ENT UK
  • British Association of Thyroid and Endocrine Surgeons

Other posts held

  • Consultant ENT, Head, Neck and Thyroid Surgeon Royal Devon and Exeter Foundation Trust
  • Consultant ENT, Head, Neck and Thyroid Surgeon Nuffield Health Exeter Hospital


Mr Joel Anthony Smith does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Joel Anthony Smith does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Mr Joel Anthony Smith does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.