Professor Martin Birchall

MA (Cantab), MB BChir, MD (Cantab), FRCS (Gen), FRCS (Otol), FRCS (ORL), F Med Sci

Specialities
ENT (Otolaryngology)
Year of first qualification
1985
Languages spoken

English, basic French and Spanish

GMC Number
3014279
Telephone
01179 872727
Fax
01179 254909
Email

Professor Martin Birchall graduated from Cambridge University in 1984 and is currently Professor of Laryngology at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital.  His previous appointments have included the Chair of Head and Neck Surgery in Liverpool and Bristol. His special interest is in Head and Neck Surgery and Laryngology and he leads the largest ENT research group in the UK.


Clinics

  • Saturday twice monthly

Locations

Current posts

  • Professor of Laryngology, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
  • Professor of Laryngology, Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital
  • Honorary Consultant ENT Surgeon, UCLH
  • Honorary Consultant ENT Surgeon, Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital
  • NIHR Senior Investigator
  • Fellow, Academy of Medical Sciences

Interests

Other interests

Professor Birchall has dedicated his clinical and research life to better understand the larynx and the structures around it, such as oesophagus (gullet) and trachea (windpipe) and to apply the best of modern science and technology to disorders affecting voice, breathing and swallowing.

Personal interests

Running, film and cooking


Member of

  • Royal College of Surgeons (Eng)
  • British Laryngological Association
  • American Broncho-Esophagological Association
  • Dysphagia Research Society

Research

Professor Birchall’s passion is in the field of Laryngology, the treatment and research of disorders of voice, breathing and swallowing. He leads a world-leading group researching the use of stem cells in airway care and organ transplantation, and is also researching better ways of diagnosing laryngeal disease with the support of major funding bodies including the MRC, Wellcome Trust, NIH and charities such as Sparks and the Royal Free London Charity.


Declaration

Professor Martin Birchall has indicated that they work with the following private medical insurance providers:
  • Aviva Health
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • AXA PPP International
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • Health-on-Line
  • PHC
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Universal Provident
  • WPA

Professor Martin Birchall has indicated that they do not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Professor Martin Birchall has indicated that they do not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Professor Martin Birchall has indicated that they do not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.