Richard IrvingDepartment of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Birmingham Children's Hospital, Birmingham, Birmingham, UK F1000 Faculty Member (since 15 March 2010)
Consultant Otolaryngologist Skull Base Surgeon, Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Birmingham Children's Hospital.
Honorary Senior Lecturer in Surgery, University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust
MBBS University of London 1985
FRCS (Eng) 1991
FRCS (ORL-HNS) 1996
Dr Irving was trained in otolaryngology in London and Cambridge. During training he was awarded a JLO fellowship to the Universitatspital in Zurich, and a TWJ fellowship to the Causse Ear Clinic in France. Richard was awarded the Intercollegiate gold medal for the best performance in that diet of the FRCS(ORL-HNS) examination.
During his training in Cambridge, he undertook pioneering research into the molecular genetics of vestibular schwannoma. His research work led to the award of an MD in 1996. For his research he was awarded the Xomed-Treace Prize (1994), and the Royal Society of Medicine short papers prize (1993).
Vice-president of the Section of Otology of the Royal Society of Medicine
Secretary of the Society for the History of ENT
Faculty member of the Combined Universities Advanced Otology Course
Co-director of the Royal College of Surgeons Core Skills in ENT Course
Faculty member of the Royal College of Surgeons Skull Base Surgery Course
Faculty member of The Birmingham-Bristol Intercollegiate Examination Course in Otolaryngology
Faculty member of the San Francisco Otology Update Course
Editorial board member of Otology and Neurotology
Editorial board member of the CME Bulletin
Richard offers a general otolaryngology service as well as specialist expertise in otology, neurotology and base of skull surgery. His interests range from chronic ear disease, tinnitus and vertigo to bone anchored hearing aids, cochlear implantation and tumours of the skull base.
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