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Last updated: 12 Nov 2020
- Head & neck oncology
Hisham graduated from Glasgow Medical School with honours in 1994. He went on to complete his ear nose and throat surgery specialist training in the West of Scotland, before undertaking a specialist training fellowship in thyroid and parathyroid surgery at Auckland Regional Head and Neck Unit in New Zealand. Hisham became a consultant in head and neck surgery at the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire, as well as at Birmingham Heart of England Foundation Trust, in 1994.
He then joined the University of Birmingham and University Hospitals Birmingham in November 2012 as the Professor of Head and Neck Surgery and Director of the Institute of Head and Neck Studies and Education.
Hisham's special interest is all forms of thyroid and parathyroid surgery, including endoscopic (keyhole) surgery of the thyroid and parathyroids. His other interests are cancer of the head and neck including voice box (larynx), oropharynx (throat) and mouth (oral).
His clinical interests include:
Keyhole (endoscopic and minimal access) thyroid and parathyroid surgery
Difficult/complex and recurrent head and neck cancers,
Thyroid surgery including overactive thyroid (thyrotoxicosis) and retro-sternal goitre (thyroid extending in to the chest)
Voice and laser surgery
Salivary and parotid surgery
Areas of interest
Thyroid lumps; Thyroid disorders / surgery; Parathyroid surgery; Minimal access thyroid and parathyroid surgery; Neck lumps - benign; Neck lumps - malignant; Voice disorders; Globus hystericus; Salivary lumps: Parotid Lumps; Allergies; Head and neck surgery; Recurrent head and neck cancer; oropharyngeal cancer; HPV head and neck cancer; Tonsillectomy
Anaesthetists worked with
- Dr Mark Wilkes Fee Assured
Current NHS consultant posts held
Chair of Head and neck surgery , University of Birmingham
Honorary consultant head and neck and thyroid surgeon, University Hospital Birmingham
Prof Mehanna runs a team of 20 researchers and holds research grants of more than £12 million. He heads two national research collaborations.
Hisham's research interests focus on improving treatments of head and neck conditions and thyroid disease. He runs several national and international studies in the field.
More information on www.inhanse.org
University of Bimringham’s Founders’ Award for Excellence in Business Advancement, 2015
Best systematic review published in Clinical Otolaryngology, 2008.
The College Travelling Fellowship. The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons at Glasgow, June 2002
Andrew Baxter Prize for Best Presentation at the Registrars’ Meeting of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons at Glasgow, May 1998 and May 2002.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Arabic - Native or bilingual
Prof Mehanna has written over 85 articles and books on head and neck and thyroid disorders and cancer. These include:
Management of recurrence in head and neck cancer. Mehanna H, Ang KK (eds). Thieme, USA, publication date, June 2012.
Al Maqbali T, Tedla M, Weickert MO, Mehanna H. Malignancy Risk Analysis in Patients with Inadequate Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology (FNAC) of the Thyroid. PLoS One. 2012;7(11):e49078. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0049078. Epub 2012 Nov 19
Mehanna H, McQueen A, Robinson M, Paleri V. Salivary gland swellings. BMJ. 2012 Oct 23;345:e6794. doi: 10.1136/bmj.e6794.
Courses offered to GPs
Prof Mehanna lectures internationally and nationally. He also runs the Controversies in head and neck and thyroid conference, and several other workshops.
Post-operative Mortality rate 2016-2017: 0%
Re-admission rate 2016-17: 0%
- M.B., Ch.B. (hons) University of Glasgow 1994
- F.R.C.S. (Glasg.) Clinical Surgery in General Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, 1998
- F.R.C.S. (ORL-HNS) Glasg. Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surger Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, 2002
- PhD Erasmus University 2010
- Advanced head and neck and thyroid surgery fellowship Auckland Regional head and neck unit, New Zealand 2003
Reference number 4093055
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Chair National Cancer Research Institute Head neck group 2013
- President British Association of Head & Neck Oncology 2017
Details of entry to specialist register
- otorhinolaryngology head and neck surgery, 2004
Affiliations / memberships
British Association of Otorhinolaryngologists - Head & Neck Surgeons – Honorary Conference Secretary, council member
International Association of Oral Oncology – Council member
Otorhinolaryngological Research Society- Past Secretary and Past Treasurer.
British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists– council member and Chair of Research Committee
Midlands Institute of Otorhinolaryngology- Past Secretary
British Medical Association.
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