Professor Martin Birchall


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

GMC number: 3014279

Practising since: 1985


ENT (Otolaryngology)

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  • Saturday twice monthly
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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.

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

Treatments and tests offered by Professor Martin Birchall at Nuffield Health

  • Head and neck surgery

Locations Professor Martin Birchall works with

Related experience


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.


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

Other posts held

  • 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

Insurers Professor Martin Birchall works with

Professor Martin Birchall works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Aviva Health
  • AXA Health
  • AXA - Global Healthcare
  • Benenden Health
  • Bupa
  • Bupa On Demand
  • Cigna
  • Health-on-Line
  • PHC
  • SecureHealth
  • Simplyhealth
  • Universal Provident
  • WPA


Professor Martin Birchall does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Professor Martin Birchall does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Professor Martin Birchall does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.