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Mr Jonathan Hughes

Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat / Head and Neck Surgeon


Practices at: The Cavell Hospital, The Chiltern Hospital, The Kings Oak Hospital

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Personal Profile

Jonathan Hughes graduated from the University of Bristol in 2000. He received training in Plastic Surgery, Neurosurgery and General Surgery prior to starting Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) training. His higher surgical training included placements at recognised centres of excellence, including The Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear, Charing Cross, and University College Hospitals.

Jonathan was awarded the Royal College of Surgeons of England Research Fellowship to undertake basic science research into viral gene therapy for the treatment of cancer. This research was conducted at the Barts Cancer Institute, London and culminated in the award of PhD in 2013.

Following ENT training and research, he completed two Royal College of Surgeons of England fellowships forming the basis for his specialist interests. The Imperial College Head and Neck Fellowship, and North Thames Laryngology Fellowship focused on management of benign and malignant tumours of the head and neck, and voice, airway & swallowing disorders respectively.

In 2014, Jonathan completed a travelling fellowship to two international centres of excellence in the USA. Memorial Sloan-Kettering is the top cancer hospital in the USA and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is a pioneering centre for the use of robotic technology in head and neck surgery. During this time he learnt the very latest in minimally-invasive, laser and robotic surgery techniques used by world leaders in the field.

Following a Consultant appointment at Oxford University Hospitals, he was appointed as a Consultant ENT / Head and Neck / Thyroid Surgeon at University College London Hospitals and Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trusts in 2015. He is the chairman of the Head and Neck Cancer Multi-Disciplinary team and clinical lead for robotic surgery at UCLH. He is also an honorary clinical lecturer at University College London and is an integral part of the UCLHead & Neck Academic Centre.

Jonathan provides a comprehensive adult and paediatric ENT service and has specialist interests in head and neck, thyroid and sinonasal tumours, as well as voice and swallowing disorders. He takes pride in not only delivering excellent medical care, but also empathic communication and support. He consistently receives outstanding patient feedback for the care he gives (, ( He has an established academic interest and keeps on top of the latest medical advances to offer his patients the best possible treatments. He has published extensively in renowned peer-reviewed ENT journals, and has received numerous awards for his work in medicine. 


Clinical Interests

Clinical Interests

  • Voice/swallowing disorders
  • Neck lumps
  • Sinus surgery
  • Thyroid/salivary gland surgery
  • Snoring
  • Tonsillitis
  • Cancer

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Professional Memberships

Professional Memberships

• Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS)
• British Association of Thyroid and Endocrine Surgeons
• British Laryngological Association
• British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists