Mr Ali Al-Hussaini

Mr Ali Al-Hussaini

Consultant ENT Surgeon


Specialises in

  • Ear, nose and throat surgery
  • Paediatric ENT
  • Facial plastic surgery

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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.


General Medical Council Number: C7049637

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Ali Al-Hussaini at Spire include:

Ear Nose and Throat (ENT)

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Additional information

Ear, nose and throat
Head and neck pathology
Head and neck surgery
Hearing loss
Paediatric otolaryngology
Sinus surgery
Sleep disorders
Voice disorders

Special clinical interests: snoring/ obstructive sleep apnoea, swallowing disorders, paediatric airway and ear pinning (pinnaplasty)

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

Professional memberships

Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of England

British Association of Paediatric Otolaryngology

ENT Wales

General Medical Council

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.

Telephone 02920 735 515
Private secretary Mrs Janet Woolweaver
Private secretary telephone 02921 690 430
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