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I am a Consultant in Adult and Paediatric Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Surgery. In addition to general ENT surgery, I have a specialist interest in otology (conditions of the ear) including hearing loss, vertigo and dizziness, tinnitus, ear infections, hearing implants and lateral skull base surgery. I am vice-chair of the Bristol Skull Base service, managing complex referrals from colleagues throughout the entire Southwest of the UK. I am the clinical lead of the Bristol Acoustic Neuroma Service.
I was appointed as a consultant in Bristol in 2014. I undertook my medical training and additional science degree at the University of Oxford, before completing my higher surgical training in the Southwest. I was awarded the RSM Gold Medal in 2012 for my performance in the Intercollegiate FRCS (ORL-HNS) examination.
As part of my advanced specialist training, I undertook a clinical and research fellowship in Melbourne, Australia. This focused on the management of complex ear disease, cochlear implantation and lateral skull base surgery. The University of Melbourne and Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital are world renown for the development of cochlear implants. I completed research projects on the effect of hearing implantation on cochlear mechanics and novel bone-anchored hearing aids technology.
I have twice served on the council of the British Society of Otology and continue as an instructor on the annual BSO balance course. I am the current Honorary Secretary of the Royal Society of Medicine Section of Otology. I have previously been the national course director for the ENTUK Adult Emergency Surgical Skills Course for Consultants.
I have an interest in ENT research and teaching. I hold an Honorary Lectureship and Research Fellowship at the University of Bristol, School of Social and Community Medicine. I have published on a range of research subjects and authored book chapters on various aspects of ear disease. I have presented my research at numerous national and international specialist meetings. Most recently, I have published research on improving Covid-19 personal protective equipment (PPE) to help safeguard patients and surgeons during major ear surgery.
Areas of interest
Hearing loss; tinnitus; ear infections; vertigo; dizziness; vertigo; major ear surgery; neurotology; skull base surgery; acoustic neuroma; hearing implant surgery; paediatric ear conditions; glue ear; obstructive sleep apnoea; nasal congestion; sinus surgery; sore throat; tonsillitis.
- Liz Hodsdon
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Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant in ENT Surgery - St Michaels Hospital, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol Royal Infirmary.
Consultant in ENT and Skull Base Surgery - Southmead Hospital.
Lecturer and Research Fellow - University of Bristol, School of Social and Community Medicine.
Outcomes (checked and approved by medical professional body)
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- FRCS (ORL-HNS) Royal College of Surgeons of England 2012
- DOHNS Royal College of Surgeons of England 2006
- BMBCh University of Oxford 2001
- MA (Oxon) - Physiological Sciences University of Oxford 2006
- Fellowship in Otology and Neurotology Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital / University of Melbourne, Australia 2013
Reference number 6030057
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Honorary Secretary and Council Member Royal Society of Medicine, Section of Otology 2020
- Council member British Society of Otology 2016
Details of entry to specialist register
- Otolaryngology, 2014
Affiliations / memberships
British Society of Otology
Royal Society of Medicine, Section of Otology (council member and Honorary Secretary)
Royal College of Surgeons of England
British Association for Paediatric Otolaryngology
British Balance Network
British Skull Base Society
British Cochlear Implant Group
British Medical Association
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