Mr Gavin Morrison MA FRCS
Mr Morrison is a Consultant Otolaryngologist and Cochlear Implant surgeon, treating children at the London Evelina Children’s Hospital, and both adults and children in the leading London private hospitals.
He trained in Cambridge and at the Middlesex (now University College) Hospital in London and following his appointment as Consultant to St Thomas’ he quickly identified a need there for a dedicated paediatric ENT department to care for both the local and the wider national community of children with not only routine ENT problems, but more particularly the rarer cases of ear disease, hearing loss, and airway conditions presenting from birth onwards.
Some 20 years later, that hospital now boasts an internationally recognised children’s hospital offering treatment and care in all the disciplines across the medical, surgical and intensive care spectrum. The Paediatric ENT department alone now has a team of 7 consultants including cochlear implant surgeons, and training posts with teaching, research and development on an impressive scale.
Mr Morrison has wide experience in complex ear operations to treat mastoid disease, hearing loss, cochlear implant and balance problems in both children and adults, but surgery alone cannot be separated from the patient’s wider condition and needs, and in this respect he has developed and researched the different possibilities and pathways of care and the increasing opportunities in hearing rehabilitation.
In addition to his busy clinical practice, he has held several national posts, most recently as President of the Otology Section of the Royal Society of Medicine (2017-18) and President of the British Association for Paediatric Otorhinolaryngology (2012-14). For many years he served as examiner on the Intercollegiate Specialty Board and was until recently on the Council of ESPO (European Society for Paediatric Otolaryngology). He is a sought-after teacher and speaker for training and research conferences both in the UK and abroad.