Mr Ali Al-Hussaini
Consultant ENT Surgeon
BSc (Hons) MBBS DOHNS MSc Med Ed. FRCS (ORL-HNS)
I am a Consultant ENT Surgeon based at the University Hospital of Wales. I qualified in 2009 with Distinctions in Basic Sciences and Clinical Practice from Imperial College London. I have undertaken all my surgical training in the United Kingdom and was a specialist registrar on the All Wales ENT training programme.
I have a wide range of clinical expertise and am fully proficient in all aspects of Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery with a specialist interest in Paediatric ENT and Facial Plastic surgery. I have an interest in snoring, sleep apnoea, swallowing and voice disorders, and have delivered several international Keynote Lectures on these topics at the ENT World Congress (Paris, 2017). I am passionate about promoting excellence in rhinoplasty and pinnaplasty surgery and also have expertise in non-surgical rhinoplasty techniques
I have acquired multiple prominent awards including The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Surgeon in Training Medal in 2011 and The International ENT Masterclass Gold Medal in 2017. I was awarded the prestigious Royal College of Surgeons of England Surgical Research Fellowship in 2016 for pioneering research on immune responses to head and neck cancer.
Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Ali Al-Hussaini at Spire include:
Ear Nose and Throat (ENT)
COVID-19 testing or antibody tests are not available as a standalone service at Spire Cardiff Hospital.
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery / Imperial College London / 2009
Distinction in Medical Sciences and Distinction in Clinical Practice
Bachelor of Science / University of London / 2007
Diploma of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery / The Royal College of Surgeons of England / 2012
Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England / Royal College of Surgeons of England / 2014
MSc in Medical Education / Cardiff University / 2014
MSc Med Ed.
Surgical Research Fellowship / The Royal College of Surgeons of England / 2016
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England / The Royal College of Surgeons of England / 2018
I am extremely passionate about high-quality research with the fundamental belief that excellence in research directly leads to better care and outcomes for patients. I remain very active in pursuing research including basic science and clinical research with 34 peer-reviewed publications to date and a strong international ENT research portfolio. I am the Principal Investigator for multiple clinical studies including the National Airway Intervention Registry and the OptiNose study, an international multi-centre randomised controlled trial assessing the efficacy of a novel nasal spray system in chronic rhinosinusitis.
I am Section Editor for Current Otorhinolaryngology Reports. In addition, I am a reviewer for multiple journals including Clinical Otolaryngology and Journal of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
Consultant ENT Surgeon and Research Lead, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff
Honorary Lecturer, Cardiff University
I am married with two delightful young children. I enjoy running and undertook the London Marathon in 2016 to raise money for The Royal College of Surgeons of England Surgical Research Fund. I also play tennis. I am a second language Arabic speaker.