Consultant Profile

Mr Rami J. Salib

Mr Rami J. Salib BMedSci, BMBS, DLO, PhD, FRCS (ORL-HNS)
Practicing at:
Spire Southampton Hospital
  • Allergy
    • Allergy
  • Ear, nose and throat
    • Allergy
    • Rhinology
Special clinical interests:

Medical and surgical management of allergic and non-allergic rhinitis, nasal polyps, rhinosinusitis, facial pain, snoring and sleep apnoea. Nasal plastic surgery

Research interests:

Mucosal immune responses in allergic nasal disease including interactions with the lower airways. Remodelling changes in rhinitis. Use of novel molecular methods to characterise microbial diversity in chronic rhinosinusitis.         

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Honary Consultant ENT Surgeon at Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust. Senior Lecturer in Rhinology at the University of Southampton

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

General Medical Council

British Assosiation of Otolaryngologists - Head & Neck Surgeons (ENT UK)

Royal College of Surgeons of England

Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland

Royal Society of Medicine

British Rhinological Society

European Rhinological Society

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
023 8076 4325
Private secretary:
Karen Healey
Private secretary fax:
023 8091 4418
Private secretary email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

I am a Consultant ENT Surgeon with a special interest in Rhinology and Allergy. I graduated from Nottingham University Medical School in 1994. I undertook my higher specialist surgical training in ENT in the West Midlands and Wessex deaneries. During my training, The Royal College of Surgeons of England funded me for three years (2001-2004) to carry out postgraduate basic science research into the mechanisms of inflammation in allergic rhinitis. This research was based in the Infection, Inflammation and Immunity Division of the School of Medicine at the University of Southampton. This work has culminated in a PhD which was awarded in 2005. Subsequently, I was also awarded a Hunterian Professorship of Surgery by the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2006.

During my final year of training (2008), I undertook a subspecialist overseas fellowship in Rhinology & Anterior Skull Base Surgery under the tutelage of Professor Wytske Fokkens at the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam. In 2008, I was awarded one of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) Clinical Senior Lectureships. I started my appointment as Senior Lecturer in Rhinology and Honoarary Consultant ENT Surgeon at Southampton University Hospitals in May 2009.

I am trained as a general adult and paediatric ENT Surgeon. I have also developed a subspecialist interest in Rhinolgy and Allergy in particular medical and surgical management of allergic and non-allergic rhinitis, nasal polyps, rhinosinusitis, snoring, and facial pain.

I perform minimally invasive endoscopic sinus surgery and nasal plastic surgery. I have a major interest in academia, research and teaching. My main research interests focus on the mucosal immune repsone in nasal airways disease (rhinitis and rhinosinusitis) with the aim of creating a constructive channel between the ENT clinical service and the academic excellence in airways disease mucosal biology at Southampton. In the next few years, I hope that this liaison will develop further bi-directional benefits in not only establishing an academic presence to develop ENT research but would also facilitate translational research for patient benefit within this area and enabling better understanding of the upper and lower airway interactions.

I am a module coordinator for the Allergic Airways Disease Module of the Allergy MSc Course at Southampton University ( I am also a faculty member on the internationally renowned Advanced Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Course held in Winchester.

Personal profile:

I am married to a consultant gastro-enterologist who has a particular interest in pancreatic disease. We have 3 children. My main interests outside work are mainly family-oriented but also include sports, fast cars and wildlife programmes.


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Mr Rami J. Salib

Mr Rami J. Salib Allergy & Ear, nose and throat Consultant, Southampton, Hampshire, private hospital specialist.

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