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 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 SiP and PiP 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 Any materials hosted elsewhere, such as on Blackboard, may be out of date.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 
27.1.17 TBA
20.1.17 Tonsillotomy versus tonsillectomy - David Gorman (med. student)
13.1.17 Journal Club and audit presentations
6.1.17 No Teaching
16.12.16 Christmas Quiz
9.12.16 Clinical Effectiveness Meeting - Committee Room 2, Level 10, Ninewells
2.12.16 Empathy and design - Rodney Mountain
Oropharyngeal carcinoma - Aaron Ferguson
18.11.16 ENT Scotland Winter Meeting
Parotid surgery - how I do it - Rodney Mountain
Pre-monitoring talk
Journal club
Cassette audit
28.10.16 ENT Scotland presentation practice
21.10.16 Thyroid and Ultrasound - Irfan Khan
14.10.16 Clinical Effectiveness Meeting - Committee Room 2, Level 10, Ninewells
Ward 26 Patient Satisfaction - Richard Green
Caustic Ingestion - Richard Steven
Temporal bone anatomy / endoscopy - Professor Hussain
Temporal bone simulator
23.9.2016 Referral management - Peter Ross
Paediatric airway obstruction - Ceilidh Kennedy / Nick Woo
Paediatric bronchoscopy
Journal club - Patrick Spielmann / Richard Steven
Research update meeting - Stephen Jones
2.9.2016 Otological trauma - Richard Green, Susan Millar
1.7.2016 Anosmia Study Day
24.6.2016 Small Group Teaching Session - Gayl Wall
17.6.2016 Audit Presentation - Richard Green
10.6.2016 Clinical Effectiveness Meeting - Improvement Academy.
3.6.2016 Paediatric Tonsillectomy
27.5.2016 Joint Meeting with Ophthalmology
20.5.2016 Registrar ARCPs
13.5.2016 ENT Scotland Summer Meeting, Dunblane Hydro
6.5.2016 TBA
29.4.2016 Pituitary Glad Surgery - Peter Ross, Rohit Gohil, Rasads Misirovs, Johnny Fish
Book Presentation and Trial - Ben Cheang, Rod Mountain
Human Factors - Dr Heath
15.4.2016 Hospital Service Safari - Rodney Mountain
8.4.2016 Clinical Effectiveness Meeting, Improvement Academy (Cancelled)
1.4.2016 TBA
25.3.2016 TBA
18.3.2016 TBA
Complications of Acute Sinusitis - Rasads Misirovs
…And now for something completely different - Alistair Bell
4.3.2016 Rhinology: Olfactory Teaching Day (Cancelled)
26.2.2016 Sonopet demonstration - Susie Jepson
19.2.2016 Research Update
12.2.2016 Clinical Governance Meeting, Improvement Academy
5.2.2016 TBA
29.1.2016 TBA
22.1.2015 Healthcare Design - An Introduction to Service Design and Design Thinking - Rodney Mountain, Moira Gill
15.1.16 TBA
8.1.2016 Nil Organised
1.1.2016 New Years Day
25.12.2015 Christmas Break
18.12.2015 Christmas Quiz
11.12.2015 Clinical Effecitveness Meeting - Committee Room 2, Level 10
Dymista Rep
Paragangliomas and Their Management - Athena Togo
27.11.2015 TBA
20.11.2015 ENT Scotland Winter Meeting - Sterling Management Centre
13.11.2015 FY Case Presentation - Blazej Staniszewski
Harmonic/Enseal Instrument Training
FY Presentations
30.10.2015 Teaching Cancelled for SpR Study Day
23.10.2015 Oral Pathology - Peter McAllister
16.10.2015 Head and Neck Cancer - Oncological Perspective - Paddy Niblock
9.10.2015 Clinical Effectiveness (Committee Room 2, Level 10)
2.10.2015 Embryology of the Ear and Congenital Abnormalities - Rohit Gohil
25.9.2015 Carotid Blowout - Case Discussion and Learning - Sushila Kaushal
Research Update
Granulomatous Conditions in ENT - Athena Togo
11.9.2015 Ophthalmology/ENT Teaching - Peter Ross, Nick George.
26.6.2015 Child Protection Teaching - Dr. B. Colvin
19.6.2015 FY Presentations
12.6.2015 Clinical Governance - Sam Majumdar
5.6.2015 Update on Angioedema - Prof Sarah Marshall
29.5.2015 Dizziness and ENT - P. Spielmann
22.5.2015 Improvements in Postgraduate Teaching at Ninewells - Dr K. Haddow
15.5.2015 ARCPs
8.5.2015 ENT Scotland Summer Meeting, Dunblane
1.5.2015 TBC (Child Protection?)
24.4.2015 Head and Neck Oncology Update -Mr Manick, Dr Oparka
17.4.2015 CLINICAL GOVERNANCE - Chair: S. Majumdar
Mastoid imaging - Irfan Khan
Speech Valve Care - Sally Milne
3.4.2015 Good Friday
27.3.2015 Registrar Training Day in PRI
20.3.2015 Consent Seminar from 1.15 p.m. in Gannochy Trust Lecture Theatre
13.3.2015 Cancelled due to FRCS Course
6.3.2015 ENT HOT TOPICS: An Update - Leanne Hamilton
27.2.2015 Tayside / Fife Network Meeting
20.2.2015 Balance and Vertigo: from the ENT Perspective - Patrick Spielmann
13.2.2015 Clinical Governance
6.2.2015 Oral Pathology - Peter McAllister
30.1.2015 TBC
23.1.2015 Paediatric Airway Management - Sam Majumdar
16.1.2015 Recognising and Managing ENT Emergencies - Leanne Hamilton
9.1.2015 Thyroid Cancer - Siew Keh
2.1.2015 New Year Holiday

Departmental Staff

Department of Otolaryngology - Consultant Medical Staff

Gardiner Quentin Consultant ENT
Haddow Kerry Consultant ENT
Hussain S.S. Musheer Consultant ENT
Jones Stephen Consultant ENT
Kennedy Ceilidh Consultant ENT
Majumdar Sam Consultant ENT
Manickavasgam Jai Consultant ENT
Mountain Rodney Consultant ENT
Ross Peter Consultant ENT
Spielmann Patrick Consultant ENT
White Paul Consultant ENT

Department of Otolaryngology - Junior Medical Staff

Ferguson Aaron Specialty Registrar ENT
Green Richard Specialty Registrar ENT
Khan Irfan Specialty Registrar ENT
Koo Nigel Fellow ENT
Millar Susan Core Trainee ENT
Steven Richard Specialty Registrar ENT

Department of Otolaryngology - Nursing Staff

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

Department of Otolaryngology - University Staff 

Jones Stephen Consultant ENT  
Fullerton Linda University Secretary University of Dundee 7783562

Department of Otolaryngology - Non-Clinical Staff

Vannet Louise Secretary to Mr. Jones and Prof. Hussain ENT 32724
Greenhowe Isabel Secretary to Mr. Gardiner, Dr. Haddow and Mr. Ross ENT 36572
Samson Sharron Administrative Assistant ENT 33889
Secretary to Mr. Mountain and Mr Manickavasagam
Warden Anne Clerical Officer ENT 36571
Morton Linda Secretary to Mr. White & Mr. Majumdar ENT 36571
Reilly Lesley Secretary to Prof. Hussain & Mr. Jones ENT 32726
Ellis Lynda Secretary ENT  
Bryson Janette Clerical Officer ENT  
Rice Shaun Clerical Officer ENT  
Jamieson Michelle Waiting List Secretary ENT 33564
Tyrie Patricia Administration Services Manager Specialist Services 32747