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Mr Taran Tatla received a First Class Honours Intercalated degree in Anatomy (1994) and gained M.B.,B.S. in 1996 whilst studying Medicine at University College London . Following completion of clinical studies he made rapid progress through highly competitive and comprehensive basic and higher surgical training programmes, incorporating posts at many of the renowned London teaching hospitals to be awarded FRCS in ORL-HNS in 2006. He then commenced his substantial NHS consultant post at North West London Hospitals NHS Trust, specializing in ENT disorders with Head & Neck sub-specialty interest.
He manages a wide variety of adult and paediatric patients with general ENT disorders and has a particular interest in snoring disorders and problems related to the nose and sinuses. As one of two Consultant ENT-H&N Surgeons based at North West London Hospitals NHS Trust / Mount Vernon Hospital, he contributes as a core member to the North West London Thyroid and H&N Cancer multi-disciplinary teams, providing secondary and tertiary care specialist services in the full spectrum of ENT-H&N disease.
He receives weekly referrals covering over a million patient population base in North West London and leads multi-disciplinary teams in investigating and treating patients with neck lumps, voice, throat, swallow, thyroid and parathyroid disorders, both benign and malignant. He also leads a multidisciplinary team for comprehensive evidence-based management of tracheostomy-dependent patients.
Mr Tatla demonstrates a fruitful commitment to continuous improvement in service reorganisation and care delivery. He actively pursues a number of managerial, leadership and academic roles (teaching & research) in order to provide high quality and safe, “state of the art” services utilising the latest in technological advances for diagnostics and treatments. He runs a number of innovative and successful national postgraduate training courses for surgeons and multi-disciplinary staff on the back of his extensive clinical efforts.
Areas of interest
Thyroid and Salivary Gland Disorders; Nasal Problems & Snoring; General Adult and Paediatric ENT; Voice & Swallow Disorders; Head and Neck Disorders.
Research: NIHR i4i (Invention for Innovation) Award for the OCTiLarynx Project
Teaching: Efforts acknowledged through award of the prestigious Elisabeth Paice London Deanery post-graduate excellence in teaching prize.
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Hindi - Conversational
- Urdu - Conversational
PUBLICATIONS (Last 5 Years)
1. Garas, G., Choudhury, N., Prasad, N., TATLA,T (2010)
Extramedullary plasmacytoma of the tongue base.
Journal of Royal Society of Medicine (Short Reports); 1 (7):60
2. Walden, A., Parvizi, N., TATLA, T. (2011)
Toothache: an unlikely presentation of secondary breast malignancy.
BMJ Case Report.: May 16th 2011,
3. Ujam A, Awad Z, Wong G, TATLA T, Farrell R.(2012)
Safety trial of Floseal(®) haemostatic agent in head and neck surgery.
Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. 2012 Jul;94(5):336-9.
4. Cernat R, TATLA TS, Pang J, Tadrous PJ, Bradu A, Dobre G, Gelikonov G, Gelikonov V, Podoleanu AG. (2012)
Dual instrument for in vivo and ex vivo OCT imaging in an ENT department.
Biomedical Optics Express. 2012 Dec 1;3(12):3346-56.
5. Mehta N, Boynton C, Boss L, Morris H, TATLA T. (2013)
Multidisciplinary difficult airway simulation training: two year evaluation and validation of a novel training approach at a District General Hospital based in the UK.
European Archives of Otorhinolaryngology. 2013 Jan;270(1):211-7.
6.. Avanaki, M.R.N., Cernat, R., Tadrous, P.J., TATLA, T., Podoleanu, A.Gh.,Hojjatoleslami, S.A. (2013)
Spatial Compounding Algorithm for Speckle Reduction of Dynamic Focus OCT Images
IEEE Photonics Technology Letters 2013 Aug 1: 25 (15) 1439-1442
7.. TATLA, T., East, C., Marrucci, D.D., Al-Reefy, H., Madani, G., Oakley, R., Dunaway, D.J. (2014)
Fronto-ethmoidal mucocoele following paediatric craniofacial surgery.
Journal of Craniofacial Surgery (In Print)
BOOKS & BOOK CHAPTERS (Last 5 years)
1. TATLA, T.S. and Majumdar, S. (2014)
Recent Advances in Laryngology and Laryngology Research – New Frontiers. Chapter in: Laryngology Volume of Otolaryngology Series, Eds. A.Bhattacharyya & N. Kapoor (Publishers: Thieme)
- BSc (Anatomy): First Class University College London 1994
- MBBS University College London 1996
- Diploma in Laryngology & Otology (DLO) Royal College of Surgeons of England 2001
- FRCS (Eng), FRCS (ORL-HNS) Royal College of Surgeons of England 2006
- PhD (Presently in 4th year of part-time study) Imperial College London 2014
Reference number 4312291
Affiliations / memberships
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons (England),
Member of ENT-UK and ENT-H&N-UK,
Member of the British Laryngological Association,
Member of the European Laryngological Society,
Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine
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