Miss Ekpemi Irune
MBChB MSc DOHNS FRCS (ORL-HNS)
Consultant ENT, Head & Neck, Thyroid and Rhinoplasty Surgeon
Miss Ekpemi Irune is currently Consultant ENT, Head & Neck and Thyroid surgeon at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge. Her Private Practice includes includes some paediatric and adult general Ear, Nose and Throat and sinus related problems. She undertakes LASER surgery to the airways, vocal cords and upper digestive tract; Salivary gland surgery, Thyroid surgery as well as major Head and Neck cancer operations with or without reconstruction. In addition, she provides a Facial – Plastic service which 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.
Areas of Expertise
Head & Neck
Salivary gland disease and surgery
Cancer of the Head & Neck
General Ear, Nose and Throat problems in Adults and Children
Nasal and Sinus problems (including sinus surgery)
Septoplasty and Rhinoplasty
Flexible Nasal Laryngoscopy and stroboscopy
Rigid Nasal Endoscopy
Trans-Nasal Oesophagoscopy (TNO)
Member of the British Association of Head & Neck Oncologists
Member of the European Head & Neck Society
Member of the British Association of Endocrine & Thyroid Surgeons
Member of the European Academy of Facial-Plastic Surgery
Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine
Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Full member of the General Medical Council –On Specialist register