Mr Robert Almeyda qualified from St Bartholomew’s Medical College in 1997, having completed an intercalated BSc in cellular pathology in 1994. His SHO training was in London, during which time he took a research fellow post in St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington. He gained an MSc in Surgical Sciences and a Diploma of Imperial College (DIC) for his research into computational nasal airflow dynamics.
His specialist ENT training was within the Oxford Deanery and culminated in rhinology fellowships in The Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital, London and The Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam. These were under the guidance of Professor Lund and Professor Fokkens respectively. During this time Mr Almeyda trained in advanced endoscopic sinus surgery techniques, as well as revision rhinoplasty and reconstruction of the nose and ear following cancer resection.
He was appointed as Consultant ENT Surgeon with an interest in Rhinology to Oxford University Hospitals Foundation Trust in 2012.
In April 2016 he was appointed as consultant ENT surgeon to the Royal Berkshire Hospital, heading up and expanding the specialist rhinology service for West Berkshire.
Rob is married with two children. His interests outside medicine revolve around family pursuits. When time allows, he loves running and tinkering with his old clapped out cars!
Current NHS or research position
Consultant ENT Surgeon, Royal Berkshire Hospital
Year of first medical qualification
Special clinical interests
Having completed fellowships in advanced rhinology, Mr Almeyda has developed a specialist interest in the management of all aspects of nasal disease from chronic rhinosinusitis to the reconstruction of the nose following injury or cancer resection.
Mr Almeyda has been involved with numerous research projects in Oxford. These have included the role of IL-5 and Calcium channels in nasal polyposis and research into the early detection of Parkinson’s Disease through olfactory biopsy markers.
Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of England
Fellow of Royal Society of Medicine
Member of British Rhinological Society
Member of European Rhinological Society
Member of European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery