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Professor Birchall is one of the world's leading laryngeal specialists with 150 papers and £2M in laryngeal related grant income every year.
He trained in London, Liverpool and Australia and was Professor in Bristol, Liverpool and now UCL London, as well as having an honorary position at the University of California Davis, where he co-led the team which performed the world's second documented laryngeal and tracheal transplant.
He leads a cutting-edge research group working on stem cell and transplantation approaches to serious airway disease. He led the groups which performed the world's first stem cell-based organ transplants in an adult (2008) and children (2010-17).
He has published on the effects of reflux on the throat, as well as on many aspects of head and neck disease. In clinic, he uses the latest in imaging technology to view the throat of patients with voice, swallowing and breathing problems. He also sees patients with chronic cough and is an expert in treating pharyngeal pouches, with 75% of my practice being patients referred from other consultants due to the difficult nature of their problems.
He is a highly experienced expert witness available for legal cases involving the head and neck, voice and throat issues.
- Head and neck surgery
- Pharyngeal Pouch Surgery (Zenkers Diverticulum)
- Vocal cord paralysis surgery
- Vocal cord injections
- Laryngeal reinnervation
- Transnasal oesophagoscopy
- Chronic cough
- Neck lumps
- Vocal cord paralysis
- Pharyngeal pouch (Zenkers diverticulum)
Ear Nose & Throat Surgery
I am very lucky to have Martin as a senior colleague at UCLH, considering that he is one of the leading academic laryngologists in the world. Most of his practice is naturally tertiary-level, as most of us refer our challenging laryngological cases to him. For sure, Martin is my veritable go-to-guy in this regard, both in the NHS and privately.
A lovely gentleman and does his very best for his patients.
Professor Birchall is an excellent ENT specialist who has helped many of my patients with vocal cord/throat problems. First class.
Martin is both an expert in his field and a compassionate, approachable colleague whom my patients consistently report upon highly I feel confident to refer to Marin as a reliable, conscientious and expert opinion