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Mr Rory Herdman

Consultant ENT Surgeon



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Professional profile

Mr Rory Herdman is a Consultant ENT Surgeon at Circle Reading Hospital.

He trained in ENT at The Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital, London; The Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford; St Mary's Hospital, London; the Royal Marsden Hospital; The Manchester Royal Infirmary; and did a Fellowship in Brisbane, Australia.

As preparation for his ENT career he initially trained in Accident and Emergency, Plastic Surgery and General surgery.

He has chaired sessions on ear surgery at international meetings and runs a national course at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in facial skin cancer treatment and cosmetic ear surgery (pinnaplasty). He has been invited to teach operative surgery to other surgeons at the prestigious British Academic conference in Otolaryngology.

Graduated Westminster Medical School, London 1981
Fellow of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow 1986
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 1986
Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of England 1988
Oxford Training Region Specialty Advisor (ENT/Head and Neck) to the Royal College of Surgeons of England 1996- 2001

Personal profile

Mr Herdman is a Director of BRINOS, an ear surgery charity working in Nepal and, since 1995, has taken a surgical team to Nepal every 18 months, where approximately 100 major ear operations are performed per camp. He also teaches and operates in Burma (Myanmar) on an ad hoc basis.

Outside of work, he enjoys sculling on the Thames, training (an ongoing and very slow process), his wire-haired viszla and, when time allows, plays Real Tennis.

Current NHS or research position

Mr Herdman is a Consultant ENT/Head and Neck Surgeon at the Royal Berkshire Hospital.

Year of first medical qualification


Special clinical interests

General and Paediatric ENT, Ear and hearing problems in adults and children, the use of lasers in ear surgery, nasal and sinus conditions including allergy, Head and Neck skin cancer.

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies

Fellow Royal College of Surgeons
Member ENT UK
British Medical Association
Medical Defence Union
On Specialist Register for ENT/Head and Neck surgery

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