Consultant Profile

MR David Baring

MR David Baring MBBS, FRCS Orl-HNS (Ed), Dip Med Ed
Practicing at:
Spire Edinburgh Hospitals
  • Ear, nose and throat
    • Allergy
    • Balance disorders
    • Hearing loss
    • Neurotology
    • Otology
    • Paediatric otolaryngology
    • Rhinology
    • Sinus Surgery
Special clinical interests:

Otology (Diseases of the Ear and their surgery including balance problems, tinnitus and hearing loss)
Rhinology (Diseases of the Nose and their surgery including allergy and sinus disease)
Paediatric ENT (All ages of childhood ENT problems)
General ENT (Common diseases of the Ear Nose and Throat)

Research interests:

Mr Baring has a particular interest in Medial Education with additional postgraduate qualifications. This involves developing teaching modules for Medical students, Junior Doctors and other Medical specialties.

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant ENT Surgeon, University Department of ENT Surgery, Edinburgh
Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer,Edinburgh University

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

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
British Rhinology Society
British Society of Otology
British Tinnitus Association
Scottish Otolaryngology Society
Medical Protection Society

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
0131 316 2530
Private secretary:
Sandra Knowles
Private secretary email address:
Personal email address:
Weekly Friday Mornings (0900-1300), Alternate Thursday Afternoons (1230-1630)
Background Information 
Professional profile:

I am a Consultant in the Edinburgh department of Otolaryngology , Head and Neck Surgery.  I am fully trained in all aspects of the specialty and see a broad range of Ear Nose and Throat problems in the  NHS. My main subspecialty training, gained in Glasgow as part of the West of Scotland Rotation and via a Fellowship at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children (Yorkhill), was in Ear Disease and Paediatric ENT and this is now reflected in my NHS practice. I run specialist clinics in vertigo, paediatrics (all ages), tinnitus and otology.  Working with both Paediatric ENT and Adult ENT is of particular relevance in Ear disease as the approaches to disease alter with maturity and I am the only Consultant providing this service on a regular basis in NHS Lothian. I am also developing an Adolescent service in ENT for the NHS to aid the transition from Paediatric to Adult care.

Personal profile:

I live in Edinburgh with my wife and three children. We were delighted to return to Edinburgh on a permanent basis when I was appointed as a ENT Consultant by NHS Lothian. It is a wonderful city in which to live and grow up. We also spend time in rural Northumberland allowing us to have the best of both worlds. When not working I thrive on spending time with the family and playing Hockey for Wastonians Hockey club albeit on an enthusiastic amateur basis.

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