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Mr James Snelling studied medicine at Cambridge and Oxford Universities, qualifying in 1999. His basic surgical training was undertaken in London, working at amongst other places, the Charing Cross, Royal Marsden and Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospitals. He returned to the Oxford deanery for his Specialist Registrar training in ENT.
He received his Fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons (England) in 2009 and finalised his training with Otology and Skull Base fellowships both overseas at St Vincents Hospital, Sydney and within the Oxford region.
Mr Snelling was appointed as a Consultant ENT Surgeon at Wycombe, Stoke Mandeville and the John Radcliffe Hospitals in 2012 and whilst maintaining an interest in general ENT problems, has a subspecialty interest in Otology.
Areas of interest
Ear infections; Middle ear surgery; Glue ear; Perforated ear drum; Cholesteatoma; Sinusitis; Nasal blockage; Tonsillitis
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- BMI The Chiltern Hospital London Road GREAT MISSENDEN HP16 0EN
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant ENT Surgeon
Wycombe General Hospital, High Wycombe
Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury
John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford
Piano, Cello, Photography, Flyfishing
Teacher of the Month, John Radcliffe Hospital 2011, 2013
Ethicon Foundation Travelling Fellowship 2011
Parker Prize, Oxford Deanery 2007
Audit Prize, Charing Cross Hospital 2001
Tancred Trust Award, Gonville and Caius College 1995
Senior Scholarship, Gonville and Caius College 1995
Attitudes of pre-clinical medical and dental students to gross dissection.
J Snelling et al. Clinical Anatomy 2003
Measurement of tumour size in case selection for breast cancer therapy: is clinical assessment as accurate as ultrasound.
JD Snelling et al. European Journal of Surgical Oncology 2004
The Role of Trans-Nasal Flexible Laryngo-Oesophagoscopy (TNFLO) in ENT: One years experience in a Head and Neck orientated practice in the UK.
T Price et al. Clinical Otolaryngology and Allied Sciences 2005
Unusual Middle Ear Mischief: Trans-tympanic trauma from a hair grip resulting in ossicular, facial nerve and oval window disruption.
JD Snelling et al. Journal of Laryngology and Otology 2006
How we do it: Secondary Trache-Oesophageal Puncture under local anaesthetic, using a Trans-Nasal Flexible Laryngo-Oesophagoscope (TNFLO).
JD Snelling et al. Logopedics, Phoniatrics and Vocology 2007
The compliance, true positive and false negative rates of the Charing Cross protocol for MRI screening for cerebello-pontine angle lesions.
JD Snelling et al. Journal of Laryngology and Otology 2008
The noisiness of microsuction aural toilet.
JD Snelling et al. Clinical Otolaryngology and Allied Sciences 2009 Feb 34(1):21-5
Educating Surgeons in a 48-Hour Week: Time to Change Mindset. A Jefferis et al. Ann R Coll Surg Engl(Suppl) 2009
The Dangers of kite flying: Pseudo-aneurysm of the facial artery following unusual blunt trauma. R Hettige et al. Journal of Laryngology and Otology 2010
Sufficient Retention. KD Johnston, JD Snelling. British dental journal 2010
Cartilage graft butterfly myringoplasty: how we do it
T Rourke et al. Clinical Otolaryngology and Allied Sciences 2010
Book Chapter on Trache-oesophageal Puncture in : A Diagnostic Atlas of Tumours of the Upper Aero-Digestive Tract: A Trans-nasal Video Endoscopic Approach, edited by Tim Price, Paul Montgomery, Martin Birchall and Patrick Gallane.
Courses offered to GPs
Associate Professor, St George's Medical School, Grenada
Annual ENT update on Buckinghamshire GP Refresher Course
- BM BCh Oxford University 1999
- BA (Physiology) Cambridge University 1996
- MRCS Royal College of Surgeons (England) 2003
- DOHNS ROyal College of Surgeons (England) 2004
- FRCS ORL-HNS Royal College of Surgeons 2009
- Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Fellow St Vincents Hospital, Sydney, Australia 2011
- Advanced Otology Fellow Oxford Deanery 2011
Reference number 4641661
Details of entry to specialist register
- Otolaryngology, 2012
Affiliations / memberships
British Medical Association
Medical Defence Union
- BMI The Chiltern Hospital
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