Consultant Profile

Mr Michael Smith

Mr Michael Smith MB BS, FRCS, MRCS, LRCP, DLO
Practicing at:
Spire South Bank Hospital
  • Ear, nose and throat
    • Otology
Special clinical interests:

Chronic ear disease; stapes and middle ear surgery; salivary gland surgery; voice surgery; paediatric ENT.

Research interests:

Acute and chronic ear disease

Current NHS and /or university posts:

Consultant ENT Surgeon, Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
Consultant ENT Surgeon, Herefordshire NHS Trust

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

Royal College of Surgeons
British Association of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery
Royal Society of Medicine
British Medical Association

Contact Details 
Telephone number to make a private appointment:
01905 362 220
Private secretary telephone number:
01432 357863
Private secretary fax:
01432 359 893
Private secretary email address:
Personal email address:
Background Information 
Professional profile:

Mr Michael Smith trained at St. Mary's in London, with subsequent posts in Gloucester, Windsor, Oxford, Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital in London, Warwick and Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Mr Smith was appointed ENT consultant in 1990 and has been based in Hereford and Worcester since 1998, with outlying clinics in mid-Wales.

Mr Smith has extensive experience in all areas of ENT, including several years in a mission hospital in Nepal, setting up a regional ENT source and national training programmes. He has a particular sub-specialty interest in ear disease, including paediatric and adult problems such as deafness, balance disorders and tinnitus. Mr Smith has very extensive experience in middle ear micro-surgery, including reconstructive surgery for hearing. Mr Smith is a core member of training group for West Midlands in temporal bone surgery. He is also the main surgeon for stapes procedures in three counties.

Mr Smith holds clinics most weeks and operates regularly at Spire South Bank Hospital. There are facilities for a wide variety of hearing tests, balance tests, scanning, endoscopy and video assessment is available on site or can be accessed readily.

Personal profile:

Mr Michael Smith is married with three children aged eleven to nineteen years and they live in an old farmhouse a few miles from Hereford. He has many hobbies including outdoor sports such as white water canoeing, walking, windsurfing, sailing and power kiting. He also enjoys crafts such as marquetry and tapestry. The family spent several years living in Nepal and Mr Smith returns for two weeks twice a year to run ear camps. These are held in remote areas and they treat and operate on those with ear disease, especially chronic infection. Through this work Mr Smith has many links with international ENT colleagues. The family have strong links with their local church and despite Mr Smith leading a busy and interesting professional life, much of his time revolves around his home and family life.

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