James Tysome

James Tysome is a Consultant ENT Surgeon at Cambridge University Hospitals where he specialises in ear surgery, hearing implant surgery and skull base surgery in both adults and children. He is the Clinical Lead of the ENT Department, Clinical Lead of the Cambridge Regional Skull Base Unit and a member of the Hearing Implant team providing high quality specialist care for patients with complex hearing and skull base problems.

He has won many academic prizes over his career, has edited three ENT books, published over 100 peer reviewed research papers and is regularly invited to present his work internationally. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Clinical Otolaryngology.

He is a strong interest in research and medical innovation. He has an active research programme in otology and hearing implants and supervises PhD and MPhil students. He advises companies on the design of medical devices and has received grant funding for early-stage development of medical innovations for the treatment of hearing loss. He is a member of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence(NICE) Interventional Procedures Advisory Committee. This group is responsible for producing guidelines on the use of procedures across the NHS. He is a member of Council of the Otology Section of the Royal Society of Medicine as well as the British Skull Base Society, Chair of NHS England Specialised Ear and Ophthalmology Clinical Reference Group and is Clinical Lead for ENTUK’s e-learning platform.

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