Mr Sam MacKeith



GMC number: 6052022

Practising since: 2002


ENT (Otolaryngology)

Consultation times

  • Every Friday morning
  • ENT UK
  • British Skull Base Society
  • British Cochlear Implant Group
  • Royal Society of Medicine
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Mr MacKeith is a Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgeon at Nuffield Health the Manor Hospital, Oxford and was appointed as a Consultant ENT Surgeon at the John Radcliffe Hospital in 2015 with a specialist interest in skull base and neurotology.

He qualified from Bristol Medical School in 2002. His post-graduate surgical training was undertaken in the South-West of England and in the Oxford deanery. He undertook additional sub-specialist fellowship training over 3 years, initially as the Oxford Regional Otology Fellow, a further year spent abroad gaining experience in neurotology in Buenos Aires, Argentina as well as an observership at the House Ear Clinic, Los Angeles, USA. His 3rd year of specialist fellowship training was at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge as the neurotology skull base fellow where he also obtained an MPhil.

Mr MacKeith is general ENT surgeon and is available to see all general adult and paediatric ENT problems. He has a specialist interest in problems of the ear including hearing loss, ear infections, vertigo, dizziness and tinnitus. In his NHS practice Mr MacKeith is a core member of the Oxford Auditory Implant MDT, Skull Base MDT and the Neurofibromatosis Type 2 MDT.

Special interests

General ENT adult and paediatric.  Otology including ear infections, ear drum perforation, hearing loss, ear wax, tinnitus, dizziness, vertigo.

Other interests

Skull base problems including CSF leak, acoustic neuromas (vestibular schwannomas) and glomus tumours.

Personal interests

When not working Mr MacKeith enjoys spending time with his young family.

Treatments and tests offered by Mr Sam MacKeith at Nuffield Health

  • Turbinectomy
  • Adenoidectomy
  • Functional endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS)
  • Deviated septum (Septoplasty)
  • Head and neck oncology
  • Ear drum repair (Myringoplasty)
  • Antral washout
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Endoscopic sinus surgery
  • Mastoid surgery
  • Microsuction earwax removal
  • Head and neck surgery
  • Submandibular gland removal
  • Grommet insertion
  • Middle ear surgery
  • Nasal polypectomy

Locations Mr Sam MacKeith works with

Related experience


Mr MacKeith has a keen interest in research and education.  He has an active role in teaching the Oxford University undergraduates as well as providing educational supervision for trainee surgeons.  He has published over 20 peer reviewed papers relating to all areas of ENT especially in the field of otology.  He has co-authored 3 book chapters and has presented nationally and internationally winning prizes.   During his final fellowship year he undertook research investigating novel treatments for acoustic neuromas (vestibular schwannomas) for which he was awarded an MPhil from Cambridge University.


  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons

Other posts held

  • Consultant ENT Surgeon, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

Insurers Mr Sam MacKeith works with

Mr Sam MacKeith works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Cigna
  • CS Healthcare
  • Exeter Family Friendly
  • Health-on-Line
  • Medical Care Direct
  • PHC
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Universal Provident
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)
  • Westfield Health WPA


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

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

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