Associate Professor Lorna Sneddon

Associate Professor Lorna Sneddon

Consultant ENT and Thyroid Surgeon


Specialises in

  • Adult ENT conditions
  • Throat symptoms
  • Hearing loss

I am a Consultant ENT and Thyroid Surgeon with over 25 years of experience in the treatment of ENT and thyroid conditions. I am a Clinical Associate Professor with the University of Nottingham and a Director for Clinical Skills for Nottingham Medical School.

In 1993 I earned my primary medical qualification at the University of Aberdeen, after which I undertook my basic surgical training at the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital and Guy's Hospital in London. Whilst in London, I successfully achieved the General Surgery Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, and Fellowship in Otolaryngology of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.

I then went on to join the prestigious Oxford Surgical Training Rotation to complete my surgical training in ENT, Thyroid and Head and Neck Surgery. Following that I went to further my surgical training with an International Head and Neck Surgical Fellowship in Sydney, Australia under the tutelage of Professor Chris O'Brien. I experienced working in a different healthcare setting, and with patients from all over the Southern Hemisphere. The Surgical Fellowship also provided invaluable operating experience, allowing me to operate on a wide variety of conditions including complex head and neck reconstruction with a world leader in Head and Neck Surgery.

Upon completion of my fellowships and training, I was appointed Consultant ENT and Thyroid Surgeon at Nottingham University Hospitals in 2008. I have also been Clinical Lead for Head and Neck Cancer, Foundation Training Program Director, Educational and Clinical Supervisor for junior doctors, and was awarded a Health Education England Teaching Award as recognition for my role with junior doctors. I have been passionate about medical education and have recently completed a Masters in Medical Education at University College London.

I enjoy all aspects of her clinical practice and make the patient at the centre of any management plan.


General Medical Council Number: C4027445

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Associate Professor Lorna Sneddon at Spire include:

Ear Nose and Throat (ENT)

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Additional information

Ear, nose and throat
Head and neck surgery
Thyroid surgery

MB ChB / University of Aberdeen / 1993
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

FRCS CSiG / The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh / 1999
Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Clinical Surgery in General)

FRCS Oto / The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh / 2000
Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Otolaryngology)

FRCS ORL-HNS / The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh / 2007
Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (Otorhinolaryngology)

Professional memberships

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons (BAETS)

Medical Defence Union

Nottingham University Hospitals

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