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Last updated: 21 Oct 2020
Mr Robert Nash is a Consultant specialising in ear, nose and throat (ENT) medicine and surgery. He has a particular interest in the ear and hearing.
Mr Nash is a Consultant Otologist and Cochlear Implant Surgeon at Great Ormond Street Hospital. He undertook Higher Surgical Training in North London comprehensively covering ENT in adults and children, with a particular focus on otology, cochlear implantation and paediatric ENT. He then undertook a higher fellowship at Great Ormond Street Hospital, which he combined with additional experience at the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital.
Mr Nash is an honorary associate professor at University College London, where he teaches and conducts research into disorders of the ear. His medical training was at Oxford University. He completed an intercalated degree in Physiology and was recently awarded a Master’s degree with merit from King’s College London in Medical Ethics and Law. He has received a number of competitive prizes in ENT, including prizes for ear surgery, case presentation, essay writing, career progression, and description of topics in ENT.
Areas of interest
Ear Surgery (Otology): Wax and microsuction; Hearing loss; Glue ear and grommets; Ear infection and discharge; Earache; Tinnitus; Dizziness and vertigo; Eustachian tube dysfunction; Perforated eardrum and myringoplasty; Cholesteatoma and mastoidectomy; Cochlear Implantation
ENT for Children: Tonsillitis and tonsillectomy; Stridor and breathing disorders; Snoring and sleep apnoea; Glue ear and grommets; Stridor and breathing disorders; Hearing loss and Cochlear Implantation; Ear infection and discharge
Other ENT Surgery: Allergy; Nasal blockage and discharge; Loss of smell; Rhinitis; Sinusitis; Nasal polyps
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant ENT Surgeon,
Great Ormond Street Hospital
Honorary Otologist and Cochlear Implant Surgeon,
Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital
Honorary Associate Professor, University College London. His research interests are in diseases of the ear - cholesteatoma and chronic infection, and the management of hearing loss. He is actively involved in clinical trials and have experience of liaising with scientists to deliver research projects. He is a reviewer for Clinical Otolaryngology, Laryngoscope, and the International Journal of Paediatric Otorhinolaryngology.
Simpson Smith Fellowship
TWJ Short Fellowship
RSM Otology Training Scholarship
RSM Temporal Bone Prize
Combined Universities Temporal Bone Prize
Semon Club Prize
RSM Laryngology and Rhinology Essay Prize
Harvey Burton Award
Middle ear reconstruction in children. Nash R. Invited article. ENT & Audiology News. 2018 27(5).
Assessing and treating adult patients with hearing loss. Almeyda R, Nash R. Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2018 Nov 2;79(11):628-633.
The Epidemiology of Otosclerosis in a British Cohort. Crompton M, Cadge BA, Ziff JL, Mowat AJ, Nash R, Lavy JA, Powell HRF, Aldren CP, Saeed SR, Dawson SJ. Otol Neurotol. 2019 Jan;40(1):22-30.
Use of MRI to determine cochlear duct length in patients undergoing cochlear implantation. Nash R, Otero S, Lavy J. Cochlear Implants Int. 2019 Mar;20(2):57-61.
Hearing Preservation with Standard Length Electrodes in Paediatric Cochlear Implantation. Manjaly J, Britz A, Nash R, Ellis W, Shaida A, Lavy J, Saeed S, Khalil S. Otol Neurotol.2018 Oct;39(9):1109-1114.
Changes to hearing levels over the first year after stapes surgery: An analysis of 139 patients. Nash R, Patel B, Lavy J. Otol Neurotol. 2018 Aug;39(7):829-833.
Recurrent cochlear implant associated seroma: A series of five patients. Nash R, Shaida A, Saeed S, Khalil S, Lavy J. Cochlear Implants Int. 2018 Oct 31:1-3.
How I Do It: Examining the value of an Otology Multi-Disciplinary Team Meeting. Steele K, Hall A, Nash R, Lingam RK, Singh A. Laryngoscope.2018 Jan 13.
Does non-echo planar (non-EPI) Diffusion Weighted MRI (DWMRI) have a role in assisting the clinical diagnosis of cholesteatoma in selected cases? Nash R, Lingam RK, Chandrasekharan D, Singh A. J Laryngol Otol. 2018 Mar;132(3):207-213.
Monitoring Progression of 12 Cases of Untreated Middle Ear Cholesteatoma with Non- Echoplanar Diffusion Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Our experience. Wong PY, Nash R, Khatri P, Lingam R, Singh A. Otol Neurotol. 2016 Dec;37(10):1573-1576.
Non-echoplanar diffusion weighted imaging in the detection of post-operative middle ear cholesteatoma: navigating beyond the pitfalls to find the pearl. Lingam RK, Nash R, Majithia A, Kalan A, Singh A. Insights Imaging. 2016 Oct;7(5):669-78.
The Agreement between Protocols for the Investigation of Asymmetrical Audiovestibular Symptoms. Nash R, Majithia A, Singh A. J Int Adv Otol. 2016 Apr;12(1):98-100.
Obstructive Sleep Apnoea in Children with Craniofacial Syndrome. Nash R, Wyatt M. ENT & Audiology News 2015 May;24(2):50-1.
A Severe Consequence of Sinusitis. Nash R, Wong G Cumberworth V. Herts J Med2012 7(2):25-7.
The "killing season":does inexperience cost lives?Nash R.The Lancet 2009;374:1313-4.
- BMBCh Oxford University 2007
- FRCS (ORL-HNS) Royal College of Surgeons 2016
- MA King's College London 2016
Reference number 6160398
Details of entry to specialist register
- CCT in Otolaryngology, 2017
Affiliations / memberships
British Society of Otology
European Society of Paediatric Otolaryngology
British Cochlear Implant Group
Royal College of Surgeons
British Medical Association
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