Consultant Profile

Professor Chitta Chowdhury

Professor Chitta Chowdhury MBBS FRCS(Ed), FRCS(Eng), FICS, FCSHK
Practicing at:
Spire Hartswood Hospital, Spire Roding Hospital
  • Ear, nose and throat
    • Allergy
    • Paediatric otolaryngology
    • Rhinology
    • Sinus Surgery
    • Thyroid disease
Special clinical interests:

Children's ENT diseases, middle ear microsurgery, endoscopic sinus surgery, salivary gland surgery, endoscopy, rhinology, thyroid disease.

Research interests:

Paediatric ENT (glue ear), nasal allergy, salivary gland tumour, head and neck cancer.

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Honorary Consultant ENT/Head and Neck Surgeon at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust based at Queen's Hospital, Romford.

Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Queen Mary College Univerity of London.

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (England and Edinburgh)
Fellow of the Hong Kong International College of Surgeons
Member of the British Medical Association
Council Member of the Royal Society of Medicine (ENT) & Editorial Representative Laryngology
Member of the British Association of Paediatric Otolaryngology
Member of the European Association of Paediatric ENT
Member of the East London Ethical & Research Committee
Membership/Fellowship of Learned Societies: BMA, ENT UK, RSM, BAPO, BSO HK Surgical Society Foundation Portman, Miltary Surgical Society
Member of National Cancer Peer Review Group
Intercollegiate MRCS, DOHNS
Intercollegiate FRCS

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01277 277 766
Professor Chowdhury consults at Spire Hartswood Hospital on Monday evenings, Friday afternoons and alternate Saturday afternoons.
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Professor Chitta Chowdhury is a consultant ENT surgeon at Spire Hartswood private hospital in Brentwood, Essex and Spire Roding hospital in Redbridge, Essex. He offers private ENT (ear, nose and throat) treatment in our clean and comfortable private hospital.


MBBS 1970 (Dhaka University)
FRCS Ed 1979 RCS Edinburgh
RMAC 1983 Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, England
FCSHK 1984 Hong Kong
Accreditation Otolaryngology 1988 RCS Edinburgh
FICS 1990 West German Section
MBIM 1992 England
FRCS 2003 RCS England

Recent past:

Vice Chairman Research & Ethical Committee North East London
Editorial Board RSM Journal
Member Opportunities in Surgery Committee RCS England
Senior Member Committee for Overseas Sponsored Doctors RCS England

Professor Chitta Chowdhury has been a consultant ENT/head and neck surgeon at Barking Havering and Redbridge Trust University hospital since 1994. He is also a senior clinical lecturer at Queen Mary College and at  Barts and Royal London hospitals and an examiner for DOHNS MRCS & FRCS of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, England, Glasgow and Ireland.

Professor Chowdhury worked in Kolkata CPC Centenary Hospital & BMS in 1971/1973 before moving to England in December 1973. He then trained in Ear, Nose, Throat/Head & Neck Surgery in Liverpool teaching hospitals before moving to London in 1977.  There he was registrar/senior registrar at St James, St Georges and Metropolitan ENT Hospitals. 

Professor Chowdhury joined HM Forces (RAMC) in 1983.  He was posted to Hong Kong (Far East Command) and returned to London and trained in head and neck surgery as Senior Registrar at Royal Marsden Hospital London from October 1985 until February 1987, when he took the post of Senior Registrar ENT/Head & Neck Surgery at Freeman Hospital in Newcastle. He was appointed consultant (ASCAB) R.C.S. in August 1988 before being posted to Germany as Command Consultant BAOR (British Army of the Rhine) in February 1993. When Professor Chowdhury returned to England, he took the post of consultant ENT surgeon at Queen Elizabeth Military Hospital, London.

Professor Chowdhury left HM Forces (PVR) in the rank of Lt. Colonel and rejoined the NHS as a consultant ENT/head & neck surgeon for Barking, Havering and Redbridge University NHS Trust in February 1994 and continues to work for the NHS.

Having trained as a head and neck cancer surgeon and paediatric ENT surgeon, Professor Chowdhury now specialises in children’s ear, nose and throat disease and surgery. This includes endoscopic sinus surgery (FESS), middle ear micro-surgery, salivary gland surgery and thyroid gland surgery.
Chitta Chowdhury travels extensively and has taught in the Far East, Indian subcontinent, Middle East and Europe and is included in the 'Who is Who of Contemporary Professionals' (American Bibliographic Society).

Professor Chowdhury’s approach to patient care at Spire Hartswood Hospital is sympathetic, cordial and he strives to provide the best possible care and quality of life for his patients.

Personal profile:

I am married with three daughters. My two eldest daughters are both doctors, practising in London and the third daughter is finishing her A Levels.

My future plan is to continue with my charity work (Help The Poor Trust) and the others charities as instructed by Mother Teresa of Calcutta when I met her on one of my visits.

I plan to continue to serve the community in the UK and Europe through medical television education programmes.

I enjoy collecting antiques, gardening including farming vegetables and travelling.

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Professor Chitta Chowdhury

Professor Chitta Chowdhury, consultant ENT surgeon, Spire Hartswood private hospital, Brentwood, Essex

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