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James Tysome

Consultant ENT and skull base surgeon

I am a consultant in the ENT department and specialise in otology, hearing implants and skull base surgery.
James Tysome

My current role

I lead the regional skull base unit, which is based at Addenbrooke's Hospital. I am a member of the hearing implant, skull base, pituitary, NF2 and head and neck multidisciplinary teams.

I am chair of NHS England’s Specialised Ear and Ophthalmology Clinical Reference Group which advises on how these services are provided across the NHS. I am a member of the NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) interventional procedures advisory committee that advises NICE on the formulation of guidance on the safety and efficacy of interventional procedures. I am also a council member of both the Royal Society of Medicine Otology section and the British Skull Base Society as well as director of E-learning for ENT UK.

I am an associate clinical lecturer at the University of Cambridge clinical school and have an active research role. I am also the editor-in-chief of clinical otolaryngology, a leading ENT journal.

Previous history

I studied medicine in Cambridge and London, trained as a doctor and ENT surgeon in London and completed further advanced training fellowships in skull base surgery at Cambridge and at Stanford University in California.