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Mr John Watkinson, Consultant ENT Surgeon

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Specialist Details
Full name

Mr John Watkinson




Consultant ENT Surgeon


Ear, nose and throat surgery

Site specialisation

Head and neck, endocrine, thyroid, parathyroid.

Site specialisation 2
Clinical interests

All aspects of head and neck endocrine surgery.

Background Information

John qualified from the Royal Free Hospital and trained in ENT and Head and Neck and Plastic Surgery at Guys Hospital and the Royal Marsden. Since 1992, he has been a consultant Head and Neck and Thyroid surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, University of Birmingham NHS Trust. He has published on all aspects of Head and Neck surgery; organised the Birmingham Head and Neck course for ten years, and is the Chief Editor of Stell and Maran. He is on the National Executive of the British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons (BAETS) and is their President-Elect (2011-2013).  He was the President of BAHNO (2009-2011, President of BAETS (2011-2013) and was awarded a Hunterian Professorship for 2010/2011 from The Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Languages spoken


Regular Cromwell clinics


Clinic days

Mon: Tue: Wed: pmThurs: am/pmFri: amSat:

Appointments telephone number

020 7460 5700

Additional Career Information
Year qualified



American Thyroid Association British Medical Association The Royal Society of Medicine British Nuclear Medicine Society Otorhinolaryngological Research Society (ORS) British Association of Otolaryngologists - Head and Neck Surgeons (BAOL) British Association of Head and Neck Oncologist/Head and Neck Surgeons (BAHNOS) British Association of Surgical Oncologists (BASO) Midland Institute of Otology (MIO) British Association of Endocrine Surgeons (BAETS) West Midlands Oncology Association American Academy of Head and Neck Surgeons (by election) The American Triological Society (by election) British Thyroid Association

NHS hospitals

University of Birmingham Queen Elizabeth

Research interests

Benign and malignant thyroid disease.

Key published papers

Tips and Tricks in Endocrine Surgery. Editors Watkinson JC and Scott-Coombs D, Springer 2013 Stell and Maran, Head and Neck Surgery 5th edition. Editors Watkinson JC and Gilbert RW, Hodder 2012 Perros P, Boelaert K, Colley S, Evans C, Evans RM, Gerrard Ba G, Gilbert J, Harrison B, Johnson SJ, Giles TE, Moss L, Lewington V, Newbold K, Taylor J, Thakker RV, Watkinson J, Williams GR. Guidelines for the management of thyroid cancer. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2014 Jul, 81 Suppl 1:1-122. doi: 10.1111/cen.12515.PubMed PMID: 24989897. Smith JA, Sharma N, Nankivell P, Watkinson JC. The presentation, natural history and outcome of T1 a/b thyroid cancer with regard to new grading systems. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2014 Mar 19. (Epub ahead of print) PubMed PMID: 24643850 Mehanna H, Al-Maqbili T, Carter B, Martin E, Campain N, Watkinson J, McCabe C, Boelaert K, Franklyn JA. Differences in the Recurrence and Mortality Outcomes Rates of Incidental and Nonincidental Papillary Thyroid Microcarcinoma: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of 21 329 Person-Years of Follow-Up. J ClinEndocrinol Metab. 2014 May 14:jc20132118. (Epub ahead of print) PubMed PMID: 24828487.


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