James Tysome is a consultant ENT surgeon at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He treats patients with complex ear and skull base disease and is a member of multidisciplinary hearing implant and skull base teams. His postgraduate training included advanced otology and hearing implants at Guy’s and St.Thomas’ Hospitals, paediatric ENT at Great Ormond Street Hospital, a fellowship in neurotology and skull base surgery at Cambridge University Hospitals and working as a Clinical Instructor at Stanford University School of Medicine in California, USA, where he gained further experience of skull base surgery, cochlear implants and robotic surgery.
He read undergraduate medicine at Cambridge University and University College London. He has won many academic prizes over his career including the gold medal from the Royal Society of Medicine for his ranking as 1st in the examination taken by all ENT surgeons at the completion of their postgraduate training. He co-edited “ENT: an introduction and practical guide” and has been commissioned to co-edit “Dizziness: an introduction and practical guide”.
Consultant Otoneurological and Skull Base Surgeon,
Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
He has an active academic career with two main research interests; developing novel targeted treatments and molecular imaging techniques for skull base tumours and improving outcomes for patients with hearing implants. He continues to collaborate with clinicians and scientists both in the UK and internationally and has been a Visiting Associate Professor at the Sino-British Centre for Molecular Oncology, Zhengzhou University, China.
During his ENT training, he undertook a PhD developing a new cancer therapy using targeted oncolytic viruses at the Centre for Molecular Oncology and Imaging, Barts and the London School of Medicine. He has presented his work internationally on numerous occasions and won many prizes from institutions including the Royal Society of Medicine and the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He has held research fellowships at Cancer Research UK and the Royal College of Surgeons of England and has been the recipient of several research grants.
Royal College of Surgeons of England
British Association of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
British Skull Base Society
British Society of Otology