Liverpool Head & Neck Centre


Ear, Nose and Throat

  • Katharine Davies

    Miss Katharine Davies

    Consultant Head & Neck / Thyroid Surgeon and Website Co-lead

    Miss Katharine Davies graduated from Cardiff University in 2007. Having completed her specialty training within the Mersey region she undertook the Head and Neck Fellowship in Aintree University Hospital and took up post as a Consultant Head & Neck and Thyroid surgeon within Liverpool University Hospital NHS Trust in April 2020.

    Her work involves both malignant and benign Head and Neck surgery including thyroid and salivary gland pathology. She is actively involved in the recruitment of patients to trials including PATHOS, BEST OF and PITSTOP and undertakes clinics both on the Aintree and Broadgreen site.

    Outside of clinical work she is part of the education team delivering regular programmed medical student teaching within the trust. During her fellowship she created multiple surgical, anaesthetic and patient information videos that are used for education and training.

    She is the co-creator of the recently designed Liverpool Head and Neck Centre website and the aforementioned videos will form a substantial part of this. As part of this media development she has been creating multiple patient and professional educational resources to better inform patients about conditions treated and the investigations and treatment they may undergo.

    She is actively involved with improving the diagnostic pathway for patients with Head and Neck cancer and, in conjunction with the Cheshire and Merseyside Cancer Alliance, is working on ways to achieve earlier diagnosis for patients with Head and Neck Cancer with the aim of improving treatment outcomes. Moving this work forward she is hoping to identify ways to get patients with head and neck cancer to present earlier and is part of a health inequalities group looking at barriers to this and ways to improve it.

  • Mr Jason Fleming

    Consultant Head & Neck / Thyroid Surgeon and Website Co-lead

    Jason Fleming is an academic clinician, working as a Consultant ENT/Head and Neck Surgeon and Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Liverpool. His clinical practice is based at Aintree Hospital, which includes a tertiary head and neck cancer service for the patients of St. Helens, Knowsley, Whiston and Warrington. His clinical practice includes all head and neck/thyroid surgery, with a particular interest in trans-oral surgery (robotic/laser), and salvage surgery for recurrent cancer.

    Having graduated from higher surgical training in London and the South-East, including specialist placements at St. George’s Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital, and a research secondment to defend a PhD in cancer sciences, he went on to complete an advanced head and neck surgical oncology Fellowship at Guy’s & St Thomas’ Hospital. He then became the first UK trainee to be appointed to the prestigious Ablative and Reconstructive Head and Neck Fellowship at University of Alabama (UAB, Birmingham, AL), where he received dedicated training in trans-oral robotic surgery at one of the early pioneering US centres for the technique.

    As a surgeon scientist, Mr Fleming plays an active role in the research and teaching activity of the Liverpool Head and Neck Centre and University of Liverpool, and has been awarded over £2.5 million in research grants. He regularly presents internationally on his clinical and research interests, is widely published in high impact specialty journals and has authored a number of textbook chapters. He is the Fellowship Director for the Shaun Jackson Head and Neck / Thyroid Fellowship.

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  • Mr Ahmed Hussein

    Consultant ENT

    Mr Hussein completed his MBBS and ENT in Ainshams University in Cairo, Egypt.

    He finished his MS and MD at Ainshams University. His MD was about augmentation rhinoplasty. He finished his fellowship in rhinology (especially rhinoplasty) at Charing Cross hospital, Imperial college London.  He also finished the European board exam in otolaryngology and head and neck surgery as well as FRCS exam in ENT. He is a locum consultant at Liverpool University Hospital  with special interest in rhinology, facial plastics and rhinoplasty. He is a lecturer of Otolaryngology at Ainshams university in Cairo, Egypt.

  • Terry Jones

    Professor Terry Jones

    Director LHNC/ Director of R&I LUHFT and Consultant Head & Neck/ Thyroid Surgeon

    I am a Professor of Head and Neck Surgery and the University of Liverpool and an Honorary Consultant Otolaryngologist / Head and Neck Surgeon at Liverpool University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

    In 2019, I was appointed as inaugural Director of the Liverpool Head & Neck Centre, the largest UK NHS/University collaboration delivering research-driven high-quality patient care. I have led the development of Transoral Laser Microsurgery as a standard of care for oropharynx cancer (OPSCC) and co-lead the international clinical trial, PATHOS, which will establish the safety and effectiveness of risk-stratified reduced dose (chemo)radiotherapy for patients undergoing transoral surgery for Human papillomavirus associated oropharynx cancer. Due to report in 2027, if PATHOS proves positive, it will result in global practice change for this patient group

    I have secured >£18 million research funding and published >200 peer-reviewed papers, review articles and textbook chapters. I have edited two international reference textbooks (Scott-Brown, Head and Neck and Stell & Maran) as well as Clinical Otolaryngology, the leading UK ENT scientific journal. Research I led, directly influenced the UK government decision to vaccinate boys against Human papillomavirus (HPV), resulting in a predicted ~£0.54billion saving in NHS treatment costs.

    I developed cadaveric courses in Transoral Laser Microsurgery Head & Neck surgery resulting in >100 surgeons being trained in the technique, raising the standard of transoral surgery for UK head & neck cancer patients.

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  • Mr Andrew Kinshuck

    Consultant Otolaryngologist/ Laryngologist

    Mr Andrew Kinshuck is an ENT consultant in Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation sub-specialising in the field of laryngology and airway reconstruction.

    On completion of his specialist training in Mersey deanery, he undertook the Royal College of Surgeons Fellowship in Laryngology and Airway Surgery at the National Centre for Airway Reconstruction, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London.

    Following the completion of his fellowship he joined the ENT department at Aintree University Hospital in 2018.  He has helped develop a regional laryngology and airway service at Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to complement the busy and well-established Head & Neck department.

    He regularly presents nationally in his field and has published and written book chapters in the field of laryngology. His MD researched voice outcomes following treatment of early glottic cancer at the University of Liverpool.

    He is actively involved in teaching and training and is faculty on numerous courses including: the Liverpool Transoral Laser Microsurgery Course, Introduction to Lasers in ENT surgery and human factors in ENT emergencies. He is the education lead for the ENT specialist trainees in North West Deanery.

  • Jeffrey Lancaster

    Mr Jeffrey Lancaster

    Clinical Director LHNC and Consultant Head & Neck / Thyroid Surgeon

    Mr Lancaster was trained in Liverpool as both an under and post graduate since 1988.

    He took up a consultant post at Aintree, joining the head & neck department in 2006. His current practice solely focuses on head & neck cancer; both the investigation of and treatment.

    His clinical interests include the applications of trans-oral laser surgery of upper aero-digestive tract tumours and fistula reduction post laryngectomy.

    Managerially he has a joint role with the Cheshire and Merseyside Cancer Alliance, working towards the creation of regional rapid diagnostic clinics for the early detection of head & neck cancer.

  • Mr Sam Leong

    Consultant Rhinologist/ Anterior Skull Base Surgeon

    Mr. Samuel Leong is a core member of the Liverpool Skull Base Team. He is a fellowship-trained surgeon who has spent an extended period of specialist training in Australia, Singapore, and New Zealand. Although he treats all aspects of sinonasal diseases including smell disorders, he specialises in complex sinus problems (e.g., frontal sinus) and nasal tumours. His clinical practice also includes a unique and bespoke service utilising 3-D printing technology to help patients with large nasal septal perforations.

    Mr. Leong maintains a busy rhinology service and regularly accepts referrals from across Merseyside, and as far away as North Wales and Yorkshire. He regularly collaborates with Neurosurgeons at The Walton Centre in dealing with pituitary and skull base tumours. Mr. Leong also holds an honorary contract with Alder Hey Children’s Hospital where he offers his skill and experience to the rhinology team there in treating children with complex cranio-facial and skull base problems.

    He is the lead consultant of the Liverpool Rhinology Fellowship programme which has been accredited by The Royal College of Surgeons of England to have met their strict criteria and high standards for expert training in rhinology. In addition to supporting rhinology training events in Liverpool, he is also on the teaching faculty of the annual Wessex Advanced Sinus Surgery Course and Singapore General Hospital FESS Course. He collaborates with both the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and University of Liverpool on research streams focusing on the effects of novel treatments on mucosal immunity in chronic rhinosinusitis.

  • Mr Christopher Loh

    Consultant Head and Neck / Thyroid Surgeon & Associate Chief Clinical Information Officer

    Mr Christopher Loh is a Consultant Thyroid and Head & Neck surgeon at Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Having grown up in Singapore, he completed his medical degree at King’s College London before undertaking his specialty training in Mersey. He was the first Mersey ENT trainee to score highest in the UK for the FRCS exit exam, attaining the gold medal. Following on from this, Chris undertook the Head & Neck Fellowship at Aintree Hospital before joining the Liverpool Head and Neck Centre as a consultant in September 2017.

    His current clinical scope of practice includes both malignant and benign thyroid and head & neck surgery. One of his specialist interests is Transoral Laser Microsurgery and Transoral Robotic Surgery of the upper aerodigestive tract. He has clinics at Aintree Hospital and Arrowe Park Hospital. In addition, he sees complex thyroid cases from outside of Cheshire & Merseyside. He works closely with, and operates jointly with colleagues at the Walton Centre and Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital. He is the chair of the regional Cheshire & Merseyside Thyroid Cancer MDT.

    Outside of his clinical practice, Chris is the organiser of the LHNC Transoral Laser Microsurgery and Head & Neck Dissection courses which are held at the University of Liverpool. He is also active in clinical research at LHNC, recruiting patients into clinical trials including PATHOS, is a co-investigator of the Best-Of and PIT-STOP trials, and is the principal investigator of the HoT trial and LARCH research study. In addition, Chris has a particular interest in clinical informatics, and is an Associate Chief Clinical Information Officer at LUHFT.

  • Mr Eslam Osman

    Consultant Otolaryngologist

  • Miss Nazia Munir

    Consultant Otologist/ Lateral Skull Base Surgeon

  • Mr Nick Roland

    Consultant Head and Neck / Thyroid Surgeon

    Mr Roland is a Consultant ORL/Head & Neck Surgeon at Liverpool University Hospitals Foundation Trust, UK. He has a particular interest in Head & Neck Surgery (including salivary gland, thyroid/parathyroid, and skin cancer surgery).

    He served as the Chair of the University Hospital Aintree Head & Neck Cancer MDT and Chair of Merseyside and Cheshire Cancer Network Group (2004 -2012). He was the Royal College of Surgeons Regional Affairs Adviser for ENT (2003 -2012) and a member of the Surgical Training and Education Committee. He has been heavily involved with surgical training throughout his career and many practicing surgeons all over the UK have benefited from his guidance.

    He was a member of ENT UK Clinical Practice Advisory and Audit Committee (2000- 2005) and served on ENT UK Council (2003-2012) and was Chairman of ENT UK Head & Neck Society (2012-2015). He was elected to represent ENT at BAHNO Council in 2009 and served as Honorary Secretary (2011 – 2019). He was bestowed with Honorary Life Membership of BAHNO in 2019.

    Mr Roland has written over 70 peer reviewed publications. He has presented extensively, and regularly invited to lecture at National and International conferences. He has contributed to 14 textbooks and is first author of the widely acclaimed postgraduate textbook Key Topics in Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery (3rd edition, 2019). Considered to be “the exam bible”, this has helped a generation of ENT surgeons to successfully navigate post-graduate exams, including the Royal College of Surgeons Intercollegiate Examination and European Board Examination.

    In 2009, he was appointed the National Lead to produce Multidisciplinary UK Consensus Guidelines for the Management of Head & Neck Cancer. He was the Lead Editor in its production in 2011 and 2016. This document is now regarded as a standard of care not only in the UK, but many other countries.

    Mr Roland is the Clinical Director of the ORL/Head & Neck Surgery unit of Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK.

  • Miss Nikoleta Skalidi

    Consultant Head & Neck / Thyroid Surgeon

  • Mr Andrew Swift

    Consultant Rhinologist

    Mr Swift is Consultant ENT surgeon and Rhinologist at the Liverpool Head and Neck Centre, Liverpool University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool, UK and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Edge Hill University.

    His special interests include sinonasal papilloma, frontal sinus disorders, the endonasal repair of CSF leaks and septorhinoplasty. He is an enthusiastic teacher who has organised many courses and conferences.

    He is President-elect ENT UK due to take on the role of President in April 2022.

    Recent member of Council of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

    Full honorary member of the German ENT Society.  Court of Examiners for MRCS. European Board examiner for ORL.  Previous examiner and Assessor for the Intercollegiate FRCS-ORL.

  • Mr Sank Tandon

    Consultant Head and Neck / Thyroid Surgeon

  • Miss Casey Vaughan

    Consultant Otologist/ Lateral Skull Base Surgeon

  • Mr Chris Webb

    Consultant Otolaryngologist

  • Mr Mark Wilkie

    Consultant Head & Neck / Thyroid Surgeon

  • Miss Clare Williams

    Consultant Otolaryngologist

    Miss Williams is a Consultant in Otorhinolaryngology at Liverpool Foundation Hospital Trust, and has a specialist interest in head and neck cancer diagnostics, benign head and neck, and thyroid surgery. She gained her MBChB from the University of Liverpool, and subsequently completed her postgraduate surgical training in both Mersey and the North West of England. She is audit lead for the department, head and neck lead for the regional registrar training program, and leads head and neck curriculum based learning for medical students at the University of Liverpool.

  • Mr Ahmed Youssef

    Consultant Otologist/ Lateral Skull Base Surgeon

    Mr Youssef graduated from medical school in the year 2000 from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. In 2008, He finished his ENT specialist training in Egypt, and worked as a lecturer of ENT in Ain Shams University where he was a member of the Skull Base Team and head of the Balance unit in the university.

    He moved to the UK in 2010, when he gained further experience in Otology and Skull Base in Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham. In 2012, Mr Youssef moved to Liverpool as an ENT consultant and gained further experience in Lateral Skull Base.

    He is currently working as an ENT Consultant with special interest in Otology, Lateral Skull Base Surgery and Dizziness and he is the lead of Balance services in Liverpool University Hospitals.

Oral and Maxillofacial

  • Miss Anne Begley

    Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

  • Miss Fazilet Bekiroglu

    Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

  • Mr Mark Boyle

    Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

  • Mr Damian Broderick

    Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

  • Professor Chris Butterworth

    Consultant Maxillofacial Prosthodontist

    Professor Chris Butterworth is a leading Maxillofacial Prosthodontist who has worked at University Hospital Aintree since his appointment in 2003. He has built an international reputation for innovative care in the field of Oral & Facial rehabilitation following Head & Neck cancer and has won several national and international awards for his work on implant-based prosthetic rehabilitation.

    He has pioneered the combination of skeletally anchored osseointegrated implants in combination with microvascular free flap reconstruction for patients with maxillary and mid-facial malignant diseases (the ZIP Flap technique). He is actively involved in research within the Head & Neck Centre and regularly lectures at national and international meetings. He was the youngest ever national president of the British Society of Prosthodontics in 2011/12.

    Chris has authored over 50 scientific papers, several textbook chapters and is the lead author on the restorative guidelines for UK based head & neck cancer patients.

  • Mr Martin Dodd

    Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

    My subspecialist l interest within oral and maxillofacial surgery include temporomandibular joint (TMJ) surgery, I am one of a small number of surgeons in the UK performing total prosthetic temporomandibular joint surgery. I also perform arthroscopy and open TMJ surgery and we have set up  a Royal College of Surgeons Accredited TMJ surgery fellowship for senior trainees at Aintree.

    I also perform orthognathic surgery and have helped introduce  virtual surgical planning and patient specific implants at Aintree .

    I am an examiner intercollegiate exit fellowship in oral and maxillofacial surgery and  review scientific articles for the British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

    I am an honorary clinical lecturer at Liverpool University and am an Invited member of the European Society for TMJ Surgery.

    Outside of work I enjoy being bad at archery and walking my dogs.

  • Mr Owais Khattak

    Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

  • Mr Rob Laycock

    Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

  • Mr Patrick Magennis

    Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

  • Mr Arshad Mir

    Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

  • Mr David Richardson

    Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon

  • Professor Andrew Schache

    Chair LHNC Education Commitee and Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

    I am a clinical-academic Head & Neck Surgeon from an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery background, providing cancer and reconstructive surgical care to Head & Neck patients.

    Originally from New Zealand, I completed my Higher Surgical Training in the internationally renowned Liverpool unit, ultimately being awarded the BAOMS Intercollegiate Gold Medal for outstanding performance in the national speciality exit examination.

    I held the inaugural Wellcome Trust-FDS Research Fellowship, supporting my doctoral research into Human papillomavirus (HPV) related cancers, and leading to the award of PhD in molecular oncology from the University of Liverpool in 2013. I subsequently held a prestigious NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer (ACL) post in Liverpool.

    Within my clinical role is as Consultant Head & Neck Surgeon at Aintree Hospital, I cover the breadth of Oral & Maxillofacial oncology surgery and reconstruction. I have a particular interest in virtual surgical planning technologies for complex custom composite reconstructions.

    Offering all patients the opportunity and choice to be involved in clinical research/clinical trials is an ambition that I share with many of the Head & Neck team. LHNC has unique strengths in delivery of the national portfolio of clinical trials to our patients, with the aim to improve outcomes.

    As a member of the Merseyside Head & Neck Oncology Research Group (MHNORG) I pursue both academic and surgical research interests, integrating “bench to bedside” research ambitions.

    I have research interests in novel technologies and therapies, and ultimately how they can be incorporated into routine clinical care to achieve improvements in outcomes and provide tangible patient benefit.
    Within my academic role, I supervise several doctoral (PhD/D) students (both from clinical and basic science backgrounds) and I am departmental director for post-graduate research (DDPR) within cancer medicine.

    As Lead for Education within the Liverpool Head & Neck Centre I am responsible for coordinating the extensive portfolio of educational activities that LHNC delivers. I support postgraduate and undergraduate education within the Liverpool School of Medicine both as Deputy Director for 5th Year student doctors and as module lead for several Masters in OMFS modules. Alongside my colleagues, I am course director/faculty for a variety of continuing professional development courses.

  • Professor Richard Shaw

    Chair MHNORG and Consultant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

    Professor Shaw has been an honorary Consultant at Aintree and the Dental Hospital since 2007, and prior to that trained in surgery in Glasgow and Liverpool, undertaking a H&N surgery fellowship. He has an academic interest in research and teaching (see the relevant pages of LHNC) and is president elect of the International Academy of Oral Oncology (IAOO).

    He has significant experience in H&N reconstruction and in particular oral cavity cancers. He has a research and clinical interest in premalignant lesions, sentinel node biopsy and late effects of radiotherapy including osteoradionecrosis.

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  • Mr Simon Van-Eden

    Consultant Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon


  • Mr Rob Hardy

    Consultant Endocrine Surgeon

    Mr Robert Hardy is a consultant endocrine surgeon who specialises in all aspects of thyroid and parathyroid surgery.

  • Mr Neil Houghton

    Consultant Endocrine & Emergency General Surgeon

  • Mr Matt Rowland

    Consultant Endocrine Surgeon

    Mr Matthew Rowland Is an Endocrine & Breast surgeon specialising in Thyroid and Parathyroid surgery.  He has trained in Yorkshire, Greater Manchester and in Liverpool with fellowship based in Exeter. He offers surgery for primary and genetically driven hyperparathyroidism;  Thyroid conditions diagnosis & surgery including goitre, retrosternal goitre and autoimmune thyrotoxicosis surgery. He is a member of the British Association of Endocrine & Thyroid Surgeons, submitting operative outcome data to the national database

  • Miss Susannah Shore

    Consultant Endocrine Surgeon

    Consultant Endocrine Surgeon since 2012

    Clinical Director for Endocrine Surgery 

    Specialises in thyroid and parathyroid cancer, retrosternal goitres and benign thyroid and parathyroid disease 

    I am the MDT lead for the head and neck cytology MDT on the Royal site

    I also specialise in adrenal surgery for Phaeochromocytoma/ Conns and Cushing syndrome and Adrenal cancer

    I am a member of the British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons 

    Other roles 

    MDT lead for Adrenal MDT 

    Undergraduate Clinical Subdean 

    Recent Relevant Publications / book chapters 

    2023: Primary Hyperparathyroidism: Intraoperative PTH Measurement - 50 Landmark Papers 

    2021 Challanging Nice guidance : intraoperative PTH : The Surgeon 

    2020 Thyroidectomy : Surgery Vol 38

    2018 Thyroid Cancer : PEt-CT in thyroid cancer (BNMS)

    2018 Thyroid Cancer Pathology : PET-C (BNMS)

  • Miss Alison Waghorn

    Consultant Endocrine Surgeon

    Miss Alison Waghorn has been Consultant Endocrine Surgeon since 1999. She specialises in all Thyroid /Parathyroid (and Adrenal Surgery) and is President of BAETS.

    Regularly undertakes thyroid and parathyroid at Alder Hey Hospital and regularly undertakes retrosternal thyroid excision at LHCH.

    Subspecialist interests:

    • Children’s and Adults thyroid nodules/multinodular goitres/thyroid cancer

    • Retrosternal thyroids

    • Redo parathyroid surgery / parathyroid cancer surgery

    • Genetic syndromes linked with thyroid and parathyroid disease

    • Use of intraoperative PTH monitoring during parathyroid surgery

    • Thyroid and Parathyroid surgery education

    • Thyroid and Parathyroid medical replacement therapy after Surgery


  • Miss Katie Gilkes

    Consultant Neurosurgeon

  • Mr Jawad Yousaf

    Consultant Neurosurgeon


  • Mr James Hsuan

    Consultant Ophthalmologist

  • Mr Austin McCormick

    Consultant Ophthalmologist