Paul Tierney

Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist


Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery

Special Interests
Adult ENT surgery, Rhinology (nasal and sinus disease, endoscopic sinus surgery), Cosmetic and functional
nasal surgery, Thyroid and salivary gland disease, Voice problems in professional voice users and singers.
Investigation of neck lumps and Hearing and balance problems

Research Interests
Quality of life studies in patients after treatment
Laryngeal surgery

Current NHS posts
Consultant Otolaryngologist Univerity Hospitals Bristol, St Michael’s hospital and Royal Hospital for Children Bristol.

Honorary Consultant Otolaryngologist:
Southmead Hospital
Weston General Hospital

Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Bristol

Royal College of Surgeons of England
British Association of Otholaryngologists- Head and Neck Surgeons
British Laryngological Association
British Association of Endocrine Surgeons
South West Laryngological Association

Administrative Roles:
Clinical lead for ENT services – University Hospitals Bristol

Chairman – Avon head and neck cancer network
Clinical lead for ENT services reconfiguration
Bristol Council member – British Laryngological Association

Royal Society of Medicine Gold medal in Laryngology Severn
Deanery Trainer of the Year in ENT surgery

Background Information
I am a consultant ENT surgeon working in Bristol. I treat a wide range of ENT disorders and have subspecialty interests in head and neck surgery and diseases of the nose and sinuses. I also work with professional voice users and performing artists and I founded the North Bristol Specialist Voice Clinic.

At present I am the clinical lead in implementation of the restructuring of ENT services within the city of Bristol. I have been Chairman of the head and neck cancer network for Avon, Somerset and Wiltshire

I graduated from Oxford University in 1989. After a teaching post at St George’s Hospital London, I completed my basic surgical training with posts at St Mary’s Hospital, King’s College Hospital and the Royal Marsden Hospital. I then undertook specialist surgical ENT training at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals. This involved specialist experience in sinus surgery, hearing and balance disorders and thyroid surgery. I undertook a specialist post in paediatric ENT surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital. I underwent specialist training as a fellow at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, Australia. At the completion of training I was awarded the Royal Society of Medicine Gold Medal in Laryngology as the highest placed candidate in the ENT intercollegiate exam.

I was appointed as a consultant in Bristol in 2002. I have subsequently developed a specialist practice in the management of complex head and neck surgery and sinus disease. This tertiary practise covers patients throughout the South West.

I am a faculty lead for teaching on a number of postgraduate surgical courses and have published on a wide range of ENT conditions and their treatments. I also carry out general ENT clinics and surgery.

My colleagues David Baldwin, Michael Saunders and I decided to form the Bristol ENT Partnership in 2008 to provide a comprehensive and professional service to all our patients with ENT disorders. The partnership allows us to provide a specialist service suitable to your needs.

I am married with five children and I am a keen tennis player.

For an appointment with Paul please call: 0117 9734111.

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