Professor Douglas Hartley

Consultant ENT Surgeon


Specialises in

  • ENT conditions in adults and children
  • Hearing loss
  • Dizziness
  • Tinnitus
  • Ear Microsuction
I am qualified with a distinction from Newcastle Medical School, and awarded a PhD (DPhil) from Oxford University in the field of hearing research.I worked as a Clinical Lecturer in ENT Surgery at Oxford University, and was fortunate to be the first recipient of a Welcome Trust Clinician Scientist Fellowship on Otolaryngology: the second recipient across any surgical specialty.I spent time as a Surgical Fellow at the Sydney Cochlear Implant Centre, after becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS ORL-HNS), and completing my higher surgical training at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. I am a Associate Professor of Otolaryngology at Nottingham University, an ENT Consultant Surgeon at Nottingham University Hospital's Trust, Queens Medical Centre and the Nottingham cochlear implant programme.I serve on the translational grant review committee for action on hearing loss and review papers for several international journals. My research team at the University of Nottingham works in association with the MRC Institute for Hearing Research and the National Biomedical Research Centre.

General Medical Council Number: C4184124

Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Professor Douglas Hartley at Spire include:

Ear Nose and Throat (ENT)

Other treatments

  • Menieres disease
  • Ear infections and pain
  • Cochlear implants
  • Ossiculoplasty
  • Paediatrics
  • Cholesteatoma
  • Myringoplasty

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Additional information

Clinical interests

Ear, nose and throat
Hearing loss

Qualification and professional memberships

FRCS (ORL-HNS) / UK / 2009
Intercollegiate Specialty Board

MRCS / UK / 2002
Royal College of Surgeons

D.Phil / University of Oxford / 2001
Doctor of Philiosophy

MBBS / University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne / 1995
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Research and publications

My research team at the University of Nottingham work in association with the MRC Institute for Hearing Research and the National Biomedical Research Centre. In 2014 I was awarded 'Dalby Prize' for best original work in otology in preceding 4 years. 

Current NHS posts

Nottingham University Hopitals

Personal profile

I live in a small village in Leicestershire. I am married with three girls and my hobbies include running, skiing, bee keeping and walking my two Golden Retrievers.