Mr Malcolm Buchanan



GMC number: 4549051

Practising since: 1998


ENT (Otolaryngology)

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  • Wednesday AM and Thursday PM
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Mr Buchanan is a Consultant ENT / Head & Neck surgeon, with an interest in voice, swallowing, throat disorders, and neck lumps. He has been an NHS ENT Consultant since 2015. He graduated from Edinburgh University Medical School, having been awarded a First Class BSc (Hons) in Anatomy. He completed a PhD at the University of Birmingham in gene therapy in thyroid cancer, before undergoing Specialist Registrar training in ENT at hospitals in East Anglia, including Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, and Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Norwich. He then undertook a year-long advanced Fellowship in Head & Neck cancer surgery at Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia, learning laser resection for early laryngeal cancers, and surgery for oral cavity cancers. He sees patients with throat disorders and neck lumps, as well as those with general ENT problems.

Mr Buchanan is lead of the Managing Clinical Network for the North Glasgow Head & Neck cancer multidisciplinary team. He co-chairs the intercollegiate MRCS (ENT) examination, held three times per year for national and international trainee surgeons, at each of the four Royal Colleges of Surgeons. He helps co-ordinate the running of the annual Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Head & Neck dissection course, as well as dissection courses at the University of Glasgow. He is site lead for the University of Glasgow medical students rotating through ENT at Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

Outside of work, Mr Buchanan is a Director of the charitable Buchanan Society. He enjoys skiing, climbing Munros and golf, sings in a choir, and plays the piano, holding the DipABRSM in piano performance.

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Treatments and tests offered by Mr Malcolm Buchanan at Nuffield Health

  • Turbinectomy
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS)
  • Head and neck oncology
  • Deviated septum (Septoplasty)
  • Antral washout
  • Parotid surgery
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Palatoplasty
  • Excision of skin lesion
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Larynx diagnostic endoscopy (or laryngoscopy)
  • Adult audiology hearing aid provision
  • Microsuction earwax removal
  • Submandibular gland removal
  • Head and neck surgery
  • Grommet insertion
  • Nasal polypectomy

Locations Mr Malcolm Buchanan works with


    25 Beaconsfield Road, Glasgow, G12 0PJ

    0141 334 9441
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Related experience


Swallowing outcomes following laryngectomy; significance of the margin in laser resection of early laryngeal cancers; use of biomarkers to predict recurrence in throat cancer.


  • British Medical Association
  • ENT-UK

Other posts held

  • Glasgow Royal Infirmary G4 0SF, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital G51 4TF

Insurers Mr Malcolm Buchanan works with

Mr Malcolm Buchanan works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aetna
  • Aviva Health
  • Healix
  • AXA Health
  • Cigna


Mr Malcolm Buchanan does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Mr Malcolm Buchanan does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

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