Consultant Profile

Mr Paul Tierney

Mr Paul Tierney MA, BM BCh (Oxon), FRCS, FRCS (ORL-HNS)
Practicing at:
Spire Bristol Hospital
  • Ear, nose and throat
    • Head and neck surgery
    • Laryngology
    • Paediatric otolaryngology
    • Rhinology
    • Sinus Surgery
    • Thyroid disease
    • Voice disorders
  • Paediatric surgery
    Special clinical interests:

    Investigation of neck lumps and hearing and balance problems.

    Research interests:

    Quality of life studies in patients after treatment
    Laryngeal surgery

    Current NHS and /or university posts:

    Consultant Otolaryngologist at University Hospitals Bristol, St Michael's hospital and Royal Hospital for Children Bristol

    Honorary Consultant Southmead Hospital and Weston General Hospital

    Honorary Senior Lecturer University of Bristol

    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

    Year of first medical qualification:
    Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

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

    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    0117 980 4070
    Private secretary telephone number:
    0117 973 4111
    Private secretary fax:
    0870 875 5910
    Private secretary email address:
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    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 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. 

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

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    Mr Paul Tierney

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