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Ekpemi Irune

Consultant Profile

Ekpemi Irune


Consultant ENT, Head & Neck / Thyroid and Facial-Plastic Surgeon

Speciality: ENT,

020 3002 6772

Professional Profile

Miss Ekpemi Irune is currently Consultant ENT, Head & Neck and Thyroid surgeon at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge. Her practice includes some paediatric and adult general ENT, nose and sinus related problems, though the majority of her work centres around benign and malignant Head and Neck surgery. She undertakes LASER surgery to the airways and upper digestive tract, Salivary gland surgery, Thyroid surgery as well as major Head and Neck cancer operations with or without reconstruction. Her private practice also encompasses 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 clinical research 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.

Specialises In

General Ear, Nose and Throat problems in Adults and Children
Sinus problems and sinus surgery
Facial plastics 
Scar revision
Septoplasty and Rhinoplasty
Skin lesions
Head & Neck 
Salivary gland disease and surgery
Swallowing problems
Thyroid surgery
LASER surgery
Voice problems
Head & Neck cancer
Out-Patient procedures 
Aural Microscopy
Flexible Nasal Laryngoscopy
Rigid Nasal Endoscopy
Trans-Nasal Oesophagoscopy (TNO)

Professional Memberships

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

Contact Details

NHS Base

Addenbrooke's Hospital


Lisa Weller
020 3002 6772

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