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Miss Ekpemi Irune

MBChB MSc DOHNS FRCS (ORL-HNS)

Miss Ekpemi Irune is currently Consultant Ear, Nose & Throat, Head & Neck and Thyroid surgeon at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge.   The majority of her work centres around benign and malignant Head and Neck surgery, Thyroid surgery, voice complaints and LASER surgery to the voice box, airways and upper digestive tract.  Her clinical practice also includes some paediatric ENT, adult general ENT and sinus related problems.  Miss Irune undertakes major Head and Neck cancer operations with or without reconstruction; She runs a Trans-Nasal Oesophagoscopy (TNO) service and her Facial - Plastic service includes rhinoplasty, scar revision and skin lesions.

She graduated from the University of Dundee Medical School in Scotland and went on to complete Higher Specialist Surgical Training in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery in major teaching hospitals in England. She also completed an MSc in Surgical Science at Imperial College, London. During her training, she undertook a clinical research Fellowship at the Institute of Cancer Research and the Royal Marsden Hospital in London, studying functional outcomes following treatment in Head and Neck cancer. In 2013, she completed the European Academy Fellowship in Facial - Plastic Surgery at the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam. In addition to this International Fellowship, she undertook the National Training Interface Group Fellowship in Aesthetic and Reconstructive surgery, working with surgeons in the fields of Plastic surgery, Rhinoplasty surgery, and Craniofacial surgery in London. Furthermore, she was appointed as the Royal College of Surgeons of England Post-CCT Fellow in Advanced Head and Neck Surgical Oncology at Imperial Hospitals NHS Trust and was based at Charing Cross hospital. She has published in peer reviewed journals in the fields of Ear, Nose and Throat, Head and Neck Oncology and continues to pursue research interests in the latter.

Miss Irune is actively involved in Higher Specialist Surgical Training of doctors and participates in regional and national teaching courses. She is a member of the British Association of Head & Neck Oncologists, the European Academy of Facial - Plastic Surgeons and the British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons.