Department of Otolaryngology

The unit provides a full range of clinical otolaryngology services to the population of Tayside (City of Dundee, Angus, Perthshire and Kinross) and North-east Fife. The catchment area encompasses approximately 751,000 people. The services are based at Ninewells Hospital & Medical School and includes 36 in-patient beds, twin operating theatres, out-patient clinics and audiology facilities on the Ninewells site. In-patient facilities are based in Ward 26 in the West Block of the hospital, with theatres next door.

The department also offers additional out-patients clinics in Perth Royal Infirmary, Stracathro Hospital and St. Andrews Community Hospital. All clinics are fully equipped with the necessary endoscopes, microscopes and audiology services to provide a full ENT service.

The main Audiology department is now based in King's Cross Hospital in Dundee. Some ENT clinics, and all Audiovestibular Medicine clinics in Dundee, also take place there.

Medical Students

The main source of information for medical students in the ENT department is the Dundee Ear Nose and Throat medblog at Please follow the link to the blog for further information relevant to undergraduate teaching. Updates to ENT block timetables and information about changes to sessions will all be found via the blog.

Teaching Material

The study guide and all related teaching material for the Phase 2 and 3 blocks are also available on the medblog. Any materials hosted elsewhere, such as on Blackboard, may be out of date. Please refer to the blog for the latest versions of all course material.

Departmental Postgraduate Teaching Timetable:

 All meetings in the Ward 26 Demo Room starting at 2 p.m. unless otherwise stated.

Postgraduate Teaching Timetable 
25 th April 2014

2-2.45           O Hilmi                   Neuroplasticity and the ENT Surgeon

2.45-3.30      O Hilmi                    Decision making in advanced thyroid cancer

3.30 - 4                                        S Keh          Management of olfactory disorders

18th April 2014 2-4pm                                          S Majundar                  Clinical effectiveness half day
11th April 2014

2-2.30            A Ford                       Grafts in the head and Neck

2.45-3.30                                R.Ropelekar  Biofilms in the ear, nose and throat

04th April 2014

2-2.45            J Curran                     Transplantation in ENT

2.45-4.30       A Ford/S Keh/R Roplekar/C Kennedy      Induction for  FY doctors 

28th March, 2014

2-2.30pm        K Ah-See                   An update on laryngeal cancer management.

2.40 - 3.10pm   K Ah-See                  An update on globus pharyngeeus (FOIST) management

3.15 - 3.45pm   M Shakeel                  Isshiki Thyroplasty    - Surgical Steps

21st March, 2014 2-5pm            Clinical Effectiveness half day in Anaesthetic department
14th March, 2014

2-3pm              S.Derby                  Steroid use in ENT patients.

3-4pm               R .Steven               Angiodema management.        

7th March , 2014

2 -4  M Shakeel   S Majumdar

         Intergrated Care Pathway - Pre-launch departmental roll out for discussion and feedback

28th February, 2014

2 - 4   Julie Ellis / Sally Milne

Speech and swallowing for H&N cancer patients

Speech rehabilitation in laryngectomy patients

Speaking valve - Orientation Workshop /Emergency Care

Voice therapy for benign laryngeal pathologies.

21st February, 2014

2-2.30 C Brewis Vestibular Migraine 2.30-3 Mastoid Cavity obliteration

3.15-3.45 M Shakeel Eustachian tube dysfunction

14th February, 2014 SPR study day Perth
7th February,2014

2-2.30 G. Sharpe  Assessment for DCR in adults/Emergency DCR

2.30-3 M. Shakeel  Endoscopic DCR - Surgical steps

3-3.30 S. Mckie  Literature review on DCR

3.30-4 P.White Management of congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction in children

31st January, 2014 S Handy- Testing for aeroallergens/skin prick test workshop, P Ross-Efficient utilization of skin prick testing clinic. M Shakeel - Prevalence of Aeroallergens in Tayside
24th January, 2014 R Mountain - Salivary gland pathologies, C MCullough Steroid use in ENT patients
17th January, 2013 J Brunton - Frontal sinus radiology, R Steven Angiodema management 
10th January, 2014 J Angus - Pain management in surgical patients, C Kennedy Wegener`s -granulomatosis ENT manifestations
03rd January, 2014

R Roplekar - Benign laryngeal pathologies,  K Carrol- Burning mouth syndrome                     

29th November, 2013 ENT Scotland Meeting,Sterling
22nd November, 2013
ENT Clinical Effectiveness - Sam Majumdar
Head & Neck Meeting
15th November, 2013
Salivary Gland Diseases - Rodney Mountain
iPad in ENT - S MacPherson
8th November, 2013
Drooling Child, Atypical TB and Airway assessment - Haytham Kubba
Midline nasal swellings - Muhammad Shakeel
1st November, 2013 Joint Meeting with Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in Stracathro
25th October, 2013
Hyponatraemia - Darren
End of life care in ENT - Gaj
18th October, 2013 GP Referral Triage - Peter Ross
11th October, 2013 SpR Study Day, Perth Royal Infirmary
4th October, 2013
Psychological assessment of patients for aesthetic facial surgery - S Moulton
Rhinoplasty – assessment and management - Siew Keh
27th September, 2013
Salivary gland diseases - Rodney Mountain
Management of stridor in children - Ceilidh Kennedy
20th September, 2013 Head & Neck Meeting, Ward 32
13th September, 2013
Multidisciplinary team management of syndromic children - Ann MacKinnon
An evidence based management of paediatric OSA - Richard Steven
6th September, 2013 SpR Study Day - Teaching Cancelled
5th July, 2013 Start of Summer Break
28th June, 2013 Audit Meeting - Sam Majumdar
21st June, 2013 Head & Neck Meeting
14th June, 2013 Registrar Presentations
7th June, 2013 ALS Training
31st May, 2013 ALS Training
24th May, 2013 ARCPs, teaching cancelled
17th May, 2013 M&M - Chris Munson
10th May, 2013 SOS Meeting, Dunblane
3rd May, 2013 Anaesthetics and ENT - Barry McGuire
26th April, 2013 TBA
19th April, 2013
Sealing the dura - Alastair Pittman, Forth medical
Research update
12th April, 2013 Journal Club
5th April, 2013 Departmental Audit - Sam Majumdar
29th March, 2013 Head & Neck Meeting, Ward 32
22nd March, 2013 M & M Meeting - Chris Munson
15th March, 2013 SpR Study Day - Teaching Cancelled
8th March, 2013

Fellowship Talk - Patrick Spielmann

Doctors as an agent of society - Naz Nikpour
1st March, 2013

Microbiology – Dr Lockhart

Audit of Antimicrobial Prescribing

22nd February, 2013

FY Case Presentations

Audit Presentation - Naz Nikpour

15th February, 2013

SpR Study Day - Teaching Cancelled

8th February, 2013

Journal Club

1st February, 2013

Anaesthetics and ENT – Barry McGuire

25th January, 2013

Paediatric Airway Session – Quentin Gardiner

18th January, 2013

Action on Hearing Loss

11th January, 2013

Fellowship Presentation - Patrick Spielmann

Research Update

4th January, 2013

New Anticoagulants - Liz Head

Reccurrent Acute Otitis Media Audit – David Ellul

21st December, 2012

Christmas Quiz

14th December, 2012

Head & Neck Meeting

7th December, 2012

M & M Meeting - Liz Head

Recurrent Acute Otitis Media Audit - David Ellul

30th November, 2012

SOS Meeting / Phase 2 Teaching

23rd November, 2012

FY Presentation - H Ahmed

Fellowship Presentation - Iain Hathorn

16th November, 2012

New Anticoagulants - Liz Head

9th November, 2012

Lunch / Short talk from GSK

New Anticoagulants - Liz Head

2nd November, 2012

Peter McAllister “Toxicology Screening in H&N Trauma”

26th October, 2012

Educational Meeting at Kingennie Country Resort

Departmental Staff

Department of Otolaryngology - Consultant Medical Staff

Gardiner Quentin Consultant ENT
Haddow Kerry Consultant ENT
Hussain SS Musheer Consultant ENT
Jones Stephen Consultant ENT
Majumdar Sam Consultant ENT
Mountain Rodney Consultant ENT
Ross Peter Consultant ENT
Spielmann Patrick Consultant ENT
White Paul Consultant


Department of Otolaryngology - Junior Medical Staff

Carroll Kris CT2 ENT
Keh Siew Specialty Registrar ENT
Kennedy Celidh Specialist Registrar ENT
Roplekar Rujuta Specialty Registrar ENT
Shakeel Muhammad Specialist Registrar ENT
Steven Richard Specialty Registrar ENT

Department of Otolaryngology - Nursing Staff

Park Jane Senior Charge Nurse Ward 26  
Rees Jo Senior Charge Nurse West Block Theatres  
Strachan Angela Senior charge Nurse Clinic area 4  

Department of Otolaryngology - University Staff 

Bennett Irene University Laboratory Technician University of Dundee 7783480
Jones Stephen Consultant ENT  
Fullerton Linda University Secretary University of Dundee 7783562

Department of Otolaryngology - Non-Clinical Staff

Drysdale Sandra Ward Clerkess ENT 33359
Whitton Avril Clerical Officer ENT 33359
Vannet Louise Secretary to Mr. Jones and Mr. Hussain ENT 32724
Greenhowe Isobel Secretary to Mr. Gardiner, Dr. Haddow and Mr. Ross ENT 36572
Kelly Pauline Secretary to Mr. Gardiner, Dr. Haddow and Mr. Ross ENT 32726
Lawrence Sharron Administrative Assistant ENT 33889
Secretary to Mr. Mountain & Mr. Supriya
Warden Anne Clerical Officer ENT 36571
Morton Linda Secretary to Mr. White & Mr. Majumdar ENT 36571
Reilly Lesley Secretary to Mr. Hussain & Mr. Jones ENT 32726
Jamieson Michelle Waiting List Secretary ENT 33564
Tyrie Patricia Administration Services Manager Specialist Services 32747