Mr Neil Donnelly
Consultant Ear Nose and Throat Surgeon
MBBS, BSc(1st Hons), MSc(Dist Hons), FRCS (ORL-HNS)
"It is a pleasure to work at the Spire Lea Cambridge: the facilities to comprehensively investigate and treat ENT disorders are outstanding."
Neil Donnelly has been a Consultant ENT surgeon at Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust since 2009. He completed his Undergraduate and Postgraduate training in London. He has gained wide experience in ENT working in a number of major teaching hospitals including Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals, Great Ormond Street and the National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery. He has been awarded three prestigious Fellowships that have provided specialist training in Skull Base Surgery, Otology, Hearing Implantation Surgery and Balance Disorders. His interest in hearing and balance disorders is augmented by a Masters in Audiovestibular Medicine from University College London.
As a Consultant at Cambridge University Hospitals, he is a member of a dedicated team delivering high quality care in Anterior and Lateral Skull Base Surgery, Complex Ear Disease, Balance Disorders and Hearing Implantation. He has been involved in establishing 360º Skull Base Surgery in Cambridge and a Middle Ear Hearing Implant Programme.
Over the past 15 years he has performed over 1,000 major ear operations, over 500 cochlear implants, over 150 vestibular schwannoma resections and over 150 pituitary tumour resections.
His research interests are in the fields of vestibular implantation, vestibular schwannomas, Ménière's disease, cholesteatoma surgery and hearing implantation outcomes. He has published over 40 papers in peer reviewed journals, edited journals and books in addition to writing over 10 books chapters. Mr Donnelly is on the editorial board for Cochlear Implants International and the Journal of International Advance Otology.
He is Clinical Lead for the Department of Otolaryngology at Cambridge University Hospitals and the Cambridge Regional Balance Service. He completed Undergraduate and Postgraduate training in London. Fellowship training in Skull Base Surgery, Otology and Hearing Implantation was undertaken in the UK and Australia. He has a Masters degree in Audiovestibular Medicine.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Neil Donnelly at Spire include:
Ear Nose and Throat (ENT)
Hearing loss, Dizziness, Vertigo, Balance Disorder, Ear Infections, Ear Wax, Cochlear Implants, Middle Ear Implants, Skull Base Tumours, Vestibular Schwannoma, Pituitary Tumour
Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital is only able to provide Covid-19 tests to patients undergoing surgery at our hospital. Covid-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service.
MBBS / University of London / 1997
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
British Skull Base Society
British Cochlear Implant Group
Mr Donnelly is Clinical Lead for the Department of ENT at Cambridge University Hospitals.
Mr Donnelly is Treasurer of the Politzer Society, a international society with the mission to improve the surgery and science of ear surgery.
He is a former Council Member of the British Skull Base Society.
Consultant ENT Surgeon, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Mr Donnelly is married and has two children. A majority of his spare time is spent enjoying the company of his family. He is an enthusiastic cyclist and runner. It remains a lifetime goal to learn to speak passable Spanish.