Whilst studying medicine at Bristol University, Mr Elliot Benjamin developed an interest in ear, nose and throat, spending his elective at the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital. He gained excellent general ENT training and developed a sub-specialty interest in paediatrics and otology on the Thames ENT training programme. He has gone on to study under world experts at the House Ear Institute, Los Angeles, USA and Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK. As well as a first class honours BSc degree and being awarded honours for his undergraduate medical qualification, Mr Benjamin went on to gain the MRCS and the FRCS (ORL-HNS) as well as the DLO and several postgraduate prizes. He has published numerous peer-reviewed original scientific papers, as well as many abstracts, historical articles and reviews. He has presented work at national and international meetings covering all aspects of ENT. Mr Benjamin has conducted numerous audits and has been involved in running the National Myringoplasty Audit in his role on the EAR UK otology database group. He continues to be heavily involved and enjoys teaching at all levels including students, GPs, nurses and surgeons, having also attended ‘training the teachers’ course as well as being an ‘e-tutor’ for the Royal College of Surgeons.
Mr Benjamin has performed over 8,000 ENT surgical procedures including over 600 major ear operations and nearly 350 paediatric airway and over 5,000 general paediatric procedures. He is employed as a consultant ENT surgeon at Charing Cross Hospital, providing a full adult ENT service with a specialist interest in otology and ear surgery. He provides a full paediatric ENT service at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital where he is lead clinician. He holds the post of honorary senior lecturer at Imperial College, London, with duties in teaching and lecturing medical students, and fellow surgeons.