Sid Nagala is a consultant Consultant ENT Surgeon at Circle Reading Hospital

Mr Sid Nagala

Consultant ENT Surgeon

Circle Reading Hospital

0118 922 6888

Mr Sid Nagala qualified from St. George’s Hospital Medical School, London in 2003. 

During his undergraduate training, Sid was awarded a BSc (Hons) in Neurosciences and Anatomy.  He underwent his initial surgical training in Newcastle hospitals, which included jobs in ENT, Plastic Surgery and Neurosurgery. Following this, he spent a dedicated year teaching surgery to medical students in London leading to a Postgraduate Certificate in Healthcare Education. 

Sid then completed a translational PhD evaluating imaging biomarkers in thyroid tumours at the University of Cambridge. During his research, he was awarded grants from Cancer Research UK and the British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists. General ENT training was completed in the Yorkshire and Humber programme. He was awarded a prestigious National Interface Fellowship in head & neck surgical oncology which he undertook at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield. 

Sid supplemented his head and neck training with an observership at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, New York. In his final year of training, he was the President of the National ENT trainee association (AOT).

Sid is married with one child with another on the way. He enjoys travelling and spending time with family and friends. When time allows, his hobbies include running, wakeboarding, scuba diving, sailing and snowboarding.

ENT Consultant, Royal Berkshire Hospital

Year of first medical qualification


Neck lumps, head and neck surgery, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, salivary gland surgery, laryngology, voice and throat problems.

Thyroid cancer imaging biomarkers.

Sid’s research during his PhD led to a collaborative paper with the prestigious Head and Neck Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre.

  • British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons
  • British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists (BAHNO)
  • Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • Cancer Research UK
  • BAHNO Research Grant
  • RCS Ethicon Travel Grant
  • Monica Kornburg Memorial Grant, University of Cambridge
  1. Immunoglobulin G4-related disease of the paranasal sinuses. Bashyam A, Nagala S, Tahir F, Mirza S.  BMJ Case Reports. 2018 May
  1. Multi-institutional validation of a novel textural analysis tool for preoperative stratification of suspected thyroid tumors on diffusion-weighted MRI. Brown AM, Nagala S, McLean MA, Lu Y, Scoffings D, Apte A, Gonen M, Stambuk HE, Shaha AR, Tuttle RM, Deasy JO, Priest AN, Jani P, Shukla-Dave A, Griffiths J. Magnetic Resonance Medicine 2016 April; 75(4):1708-16
  2. Does error feedback improve the learning of a simple surgical skill? Nagala S, Brar R, Phillips G, Van Wyk C, Lee M.  Ann RCSEng (Suppl) 2014; 96: e1-e4
  3. 3T diffusion-weighted MRI of the thyroid gland with reduced distortion: preliminary results. Taviani V, Nagala S, Priest AN, McLean MA, Jani P, Graves MJ.  British Journal of Radiology, 2013 Aug, 86(1028):20130022.
  4. Extent of cotton-bud use in ears. Nagala S, Singh P, Tostevin P.          British Journal of General Practice.  2011 Nov, 61(592): 662-3.
  5. Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging: its uses in otolaryngology (Letter). Nagala S, Scoffings D, Jani P.  Journal of Laryngology & Otology.  2010 Mar, 124(3): 352. 
  6. Chronic cough – A 12 minute consultation. Nagala S & Wilson JA.      Clinical Otolaryngology.  2008 Apr, 3(2): 94-6.
  7. Properties of neurotoxic peptides related to the BRI gene. Austen B, El-Agnaf, Nagala S, Patel B, Gunasekera N, Lee M, Lelyveld V.               Biochemical Society Transactions.  2002 Aug, 30(4): 557-9. 
  8. Nonfibrillar Oligomeric Species of the Amyloid ABri Peptide, Implicated in Familial British Dementia, are more Potent at Inducing Apoptotic Cell Death than Protofibrils or Mature Fibrils. ElAgnaf O, Nagala S, Patel B and Austen B.   Journal of Molecular Biology.  2001 Jun, 310: 157168. 


  1. Metabolite quantification of thyroid tumours and assignment of potential tumour biomarkers using ex vivo HRMAS 1H NMR. Nagala S, Basetti M, Griffiths, Jani P.  Clinical Otolaryngology.    37 (S1), 7–1
  2. A randomised controlled study to examine the benefits of feedback using a novel approach, human reliability assessment principles, on basic surgical skill acquisition. Nagala S, Van Wyck C, Phillips G, Brar R, Lee M.     Clinical Otolaryngology.  2009 Jul, 34 (S1): 54
  3. Measuring myringoplasty outcomes: the St. George’s experience. Nagala S, Lee YJ, Tostevin P.  Clinical Otolaryngology.  2009 Jul, 34 (S1): 109


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Circle Reading Hospital, 100 Drake Way, Reading, RG2 0NE


Overall rating 24th October 2019