Professor Owen Judd


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Professor Owen Judd qualified in Medicine from the University of Nottingham in 1998. He trained in Anaesthetics, Emergency Medicine and Paediatrics in the south west of England before concentrating on surgical training and completed basic surgical training in General and Vascular surgery, Cardiothoracic surgery, Orthopaedics, Trauma, Neurosurgery and Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery (ENT).

He completed Higher Surgical Training in ENT in Plymouth, Southampton, London and the East Midlands and is a Fellow of all four Royal Surgical Colleges of England, Ireland, Edinburgh and Glasgow.  He holds a rare duel fellowship being one of only a few surgeons to also hold a Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians.

Prof Judd has a special interest in Laryngology (Voice disorders) and Neurotology (disorders of the brain and ear, especially balance, dizziness and facial paralysis).  He undertook a highly prestigious specialist Fellowship in Neurotology and Otological implantation at Queen’s Medical Centre.  Professor Judd now runs specialist Voice, Balance and Dizziness clinics for both adults and children alongside Otology (Ear), and general ENT clinics. He also has expertise in complex facial pain and migraine.

Professor Judd’s surgical expertise includes an innovative new minimally invasive Endoscopic Ear Surgery.  This allows complex mastoid and ear surgery, including Stapedectomy and Ossiculoplasty to be performed with no external scar and reconstructs to a normal ear.   He is one of only a handful of Surgeons in the Country and indeed, the World to be an expert on this new evolving technique.  He has lectured internationally on the technique.

In voice disorders, Prof. Judd has surgical expertise in complex cases including the use of local anaesthetic, minimally invasive techniques for restoring the voice.

He practices as a Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon with a special interest in Neurotology and Laryngology at the Royal Derby Hospital and is a recognised lecturer and teacher and holds a prestigious Visiting Professorship in Balance Medicine from the BMJ India, as well as an Honorary Associate (Clinical) Professorship in Medical Education of the University of Nottingham.  Previously, Prof Judd held the position of Honorary Lecturer of the University of Leicester and has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Clinical Education. He has trained many medical students and junior doctors and is also a regular International speaker as BMJ Visiting Professor for the BMJ Masterclasses in Vertigo and Dizziness in India, and a council member of the British Society of Otology.

Aside from this, Professor Judd is actively involved in research in all aspects of ENT, but especially complex ear disorders, balance disorders, and the voice.  He has published over 60 peer-reviewed and invited papers in national and international journals and 5 book chapters.  He has published two textbooks and is currently writing two further books. During his spare time, Prof Judd enjoys sailing and taking care of his two delightful children.


Consultant Neurotologist and Laryngologist
Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon
Royal Derby Hospital, Derby

Consultant Paediatric Otolaryngologist
Derby Children’s Hospital, Derby

Visiting Consultant ENT Surgeon
Derbyshire Community Health Service
Ilkeston Community Hospital

Visiting Consultant ENT Surgeon
Derbyshire Community Health Service
Long Eaton Health Centre

Associate Medical Director (Undergraduate Education), University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust

Medical Director, Mapperley Park Clinic Nottingham


Visiting Professor of Balance Medicine
BMJ India 2015-Present

Associate Clinical Sub-Dean, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham 2017-present

Honorary Associate (Clinical) Professor of Medical Education
University of Nottingham 2018-present

Honorary Lecturer
University of Leicester 2009-2013

Honorary Fellow
University of Plymouth 2007-2010




Patron of the Campaign to Tackle Acquired Deafness (CamTAD)

Trustee of the Midlands Institute of Otorhinolaryngology (MIO)

Specialist Advisor Care Quality Commission (CQC)

Member of Council, British Society of Otology (BSO)

Course Director Midlands Laryngeal Surgery Course and Trent Temporal Bone Dissection Courses

Member of Faculty  National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Applied Research Collaborative (ARC)

Member of Faculty  National Endoscopic Ear Surgery Courses

Member of Faculty  British Society of Otology Balance Course

Member of Faculty  FRCS Exam Preparation Courses, ENTzar

Member of Faculty  Trent Simulation and Clinical Skills Centre


B MedSci (Hons) – Bachelor of Medical Sciences

BM – Bachelor of Medicine

BS – Bachelor of Surgery

FRCP (Ed) – Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

FRCS (Ed) – Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

FRCS (ORL-HNS) – Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

FRCPS(Glas) – Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow

FRCSI – Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland

MRCP(Glas) – Member of the Royal College of Physicians of Glasgow

FRSA – Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts

PGDipClinEd – Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Education

DCH – Diploma in Child Health of the Royal College of Paediatrics

MRCS(Eng) – Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in General Surgery

FRSPH – Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health

MIfL – Member of the Institute for Learning

MFMLM – Member of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management of the Royal College of Physicians

Society Membership

Midlands Institute of Otorhinolaryngology (MIO) – Trustee

British Society of Otology (BSO) – Member of Council

European Academy of Otology and Neuro-otology (EAONO)- member
British Society of Neurotology (BSNO) – member
British Laryngological Association (BLA)  – member
British Voice Association (BVA) – member
European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery (EAFPS) – member

British Society of Otolaryngologists – Head and Neck Surgeons (ENT-UK) – member
Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine
Fellow of the Royal Society of Health


S Mohan, O Judd, K Young. An International Manual of Laryngeal Framework Surgery. 2017. Compton Publishing, Oxford, UK.

R Persaud,O Judd et al. Viva Guide in ENT Surgery; The Traffic light approach. Fastprint publishing. 2014  


O Judd, J Gaskin, H Pau. (2014) Tinnitus. In 11th Edition Logan Turner Diseases of the Throat, Nose and Ear. New York. CRC Press.

O Judd, A Banerjee. (2013) Vestibular Migraine. In The ENT Masterclass Revision Textbook.

O Judd, PA Rea. (2013) Meniere’s disease. In The ENT Masterclass Revision Textbook.

O Judd, F J Uddin. (2013) Cervical adenopathy in children. In The ENT Masterclass Revision Textbook.

O Judd, A Banerjee. (2015) Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo. In The ENT Masterclass Revision Textbook.


O Judd, A Banerjee. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo. J ENT Masterclass. 2015 Dec; 8(1); 56-61

O Judd, A Banerjee. Current Opinion on Vestibular Migraine. J ENT Masterclass. 2013 Dec; 6(1); 93-98

O Judd, PA Rea. Meniere’s disease – a review. J ENT Masterclass. 2012 Dec; 5(1); 119-124

O Judd, F J Uddin. Management strategy for cervical adenopathy in children. J ENT Masterclass. 2012 Dec; 5(1): 26-30   M Pankhania,

O Judd, A Ward. Otorrhoea. BMJ. 2011 May; 342 :d2299

O Judd, I B Colvin. Voice disorder (German). Praxis. 2010 Oct 6; 99(20): 1221-2

O Judd, I B Colvin. Hoarse Voice. BMJ. 2010 Apr 10; 340: 809-10.  


D Spinos, S Mallick, O Judd. Management of Retraction Pockets: historic and novel approaches. J Laryngol Otol. 2022 Jan 7:1-23. doi: 10.1017/S0022215121004321. PMID: 34991748 Review

H Allen, J Winstanley, TJ Stubington, O Judd.  One year on: assessing the impact of coronavirus disease 2019 on demand for semi-urgent ENT services. J Laryngol Otol. 2021 Aug 5:1-9. doi: 10.1017/S002221512100205X. PMID: 34348818

S Hignett, O Judd.  Frey’s syndrome: A review of the physiology and possible role of neurotrophic factors.  Laryngo Invest Otol. 08 April 2021.

TJ Stubington, B Morrison, C Sevilla, O Judd.  What still presents urgently to ENT during a pandemic? Experience of an ENT rapid access clinic during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.  J Laryngol Otol. 2021 Jan 7:1-9. doi: 10.1017/S0022215121000128. PMID: 33407982 No abstract available.

O Judd, UK COVIDTrach collaborative. COVIDTrach; the outcomes of mechanically ventilated COVID-19 patients undergoing tracheostomy in the UK: Interim Report.  Br J Surg. 2020 Sep 17. doi: 10.1002/bjs.12020

W Yeung, O Judd. Reviving a Lost Art: Hotwater Irrigation Treatment for Intractable Epistaxis. Clin Rhinol An Int J:  2020;XX(X):1–2.

TJ Stubington,  RS Sahota, N Mottacki, MN Johnston, O Judd. Face masks release water vapour but where does it go? An early observational study.  13 Aug 2020.

SL Wilkinson, RS Sahota, JD Constable, F Harper, O Judd. Does incidental mastoid opacification on computerized tomography necessitate referral to ENT? Laryngoscope. 2017 Apr 11. doi: 10.1002/lary.26594.

X Cui, LD Nolen, J Sun, M Booth, L Donaldson, CP Quinn, AE Boyer, K Hendricks, S Shadomy, P Bothma, O Judd, P McConnell , WA Bower, PQ Eichacker. Analysis of Anthrax Immune Globulin Intravenous with Antimicrobial Treatment in Injection Drug Users, Scotland, 2009-2010. Emerg Infect Dis. 2017 Jan; 23(1): 56-65. doi: 10.3201/eid2301.160608

O Judd, R Persaud. The Judd-Persaud test; A simple office-based tuning fork test for unilateral feigned hearing loss. Annals Otolaryngol Rhinol. 2016 Apr: 3(5); 1105-7.

S Wilkinson, J Ahmed, H O’Nione, T Kamani, O Judd. Evaluation of Ambulatory Peritonsillar Abscess management in our institution – our experience with 47 patients. Core Surgery J. 2016; 39-41.

M Pankhania , A Bashyam , O Judd, P Jassar . Antibiotic Prescribing Trends in Necrotising Otitis Externa: A Survey of 85 Trusts in the United Kingdom. Clin Otolaryngol. 2016 Jun;41(3):293-6.

Mirza AH, O Judd. Do patients with communication difficulties have problems with the Otolaryngology ward round? Otorhinolaryngol. 2013; 6(1): 71-74

KM Ubayasiri, J Brocklehurst, O Judd and N Beasley. A decade of experience of thyroglossal cyst excision. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2013; 95: 263-65  

V Reddy, O Judd, H Khalil. Investigation of the influence of ambient temperature, atmospheric pressure and water vapour pressure on epistaxis admission rate. Rhinology. 2010 Sep; 48(3): 348-51

O Judd. What do patients understand by the term ‘Vertigo’: a cross-sectional study. Clin Otolaryngol. 2009 Aug;34(4):401-2

O Judd, C Repanos, I Bottrill. Digital Photography in ENT: Which Camera? The Otorhinolaryngologist 2007; 1(3): 125-130

N Moorjani, O Judd Et al. Endoscopic Ultrasound in Oesophageal Carcinoma: Comparison with multislice Computed Tomography and importance in the clinical decision making process. Minerva Chirurgica 2007 Aug; 62(4): 217-23

O Judd, C Repanos, M Bridger. Are tracheal dilators useful in stomal stenosis? Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2007 Apr; 89(3): 313-4


O Judd, J Gaskin. A simple, cosmetically superior method of securing a post-surgical drain in facial surgery. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2011; 93: 171

O Judd, L McClelland, J Sharp. Porcine dermal collagen graft for Tracheo-oesophageal fistula repair. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2010 Mar; 142(3): 444-5

O Judd, J Gaskin. Securing the posterior nasal pack; a technique to prevent alar necrosis. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2009 Nov;91(8):713-4

O Judd. A novel method for safe cauterisation in posterior epistaxis. J Laryngol Otol. 2009 Aug; 123(8): 910-11

O Judd. Nasal suctioning during epistaxis. Clin Otolaryngol 2008 Aug; 33(4): 376

O Judd, M Bridger. Failed voice restoration: closure of the tracheo-oesophageal fistula. Clin Otolaryngol. 2008 Jun; 33(3): 261-4


R Patel, A Kundral, O Judd, A Moir, B More. Type II first branchial cyst and sinus excision with preservation of facial nerve and parotid gland. J Ped Surg Case Reports. 2013; 1: 1-4

N Mazarakis, O Judd, G Garas, A Sama. An unusual basal skull injury resulting in CSF leak and a novel method to repair. Br J Neurosurg. 2013 Jun; 19

S Meghji, O Judd, E Carr. Fatal cutaneous anthrax in a heroin user. J Laryngol Otol. 2013 Apr; 127(4): 423-5.

O Judd, M Pankhania, P Conboy. A frog in the throat. An expansile mass presenting in the neck with dysphonia. BMJ. 2011 Nov; doi:10.1136/bcr.11.2010.3478

C Riaz, O Judd, P Conboy. Otomyiasis of a mastoid cavity: An unusual complication of cotton bud use. Ear Nose Throat J. 2011 Jun; 90(6): E34.  

E Hoskison, O Judd, E Dickinson, A Dux. Plastic bronchitis requiring bronchoscopy. J Laryngol Otol. 2010 Dec; 124(12): 1321-4

E Hoskison, O Judd, E Dickinson, R Vaidhyanath, H Pau. Spontaneous pneumomediastinum: benefits of contrast computed tomography imaging. J Laryngol Otol. 2010 Feb;124(2):220-2

O Judd, Medcalf M. An unusual presentation of vertigo: is head titubation the key to diagnosis? Int J Otolaryngol. 2009 Sept; 2009:358019

O Judd, M Medcalf, T Malik. An unusual presentation of an unusual condition: Diagnosis and Discussion. Acta Paediatrica 2008 Jun; 97(6): 828-829

O Judd, M Medcalf, T Malik. An unusual presentation of an unusual condition: Case of Lemierre’s Syndrome. Acta Paediatrica 2008 Jun; 97(6): 694

O Judd, M Medcalf, HS Khalil. Air rifle pellet injury to the middle ear, a very rare occurrence. Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol (Bord). 2008;129(4-5):297-9

O Judd, J Wyatt. Circular saw suicide. J Forensic Legal Med 2007 May; 14(4): 235-7. Epub 2007 Feb 22  


O Judd. Re: Hoarse voice in Adults: an evidence-based approach to the 12 minute consultation. Clin Otolaryngol 2009 Jun; 34(3): 266-7

O Judd, M Bridger. Response to Sharp on “Failed voice restoration: closure of the tracheo-oesophageal fistula”. Clin Otolaryngol 2008 Dec; 33(6): 629-30

O Judd, F Garise. Double-blind randomised controlled study of coblation tonsillotomy versus coblation tonsillectomy on postoperative pain in children. Clin Otolaryngol 2006 Oct; 31(5): 456-7

O Judd. Ligasure versus Cold Knife Tonsillectomy. Laryngoscope 2006 Jul; 116(7): 1299-300


M Pankhania, O Judd. Necrotising Otitis Externa – Should we be worried? Clin Otolaryngol. 2012 Nov; 37(1); 130

M Pankhania, A Ghouri, RS Sahota, E Carr, K Ali, O Judd, Pau H. Special senses: Changing the face of undergraduate ENT teaching. Otorhinolaryngologist. 2011; 3 (3):124-131.

V Reddy, O Judd, H Khalil. The influence of ambient temperature, atmospheric pressure and water vapour pressure on epistaxis admission rate. Int J Surg. 2010; 8: 515-6

N Haden, O Judd, S Mathew. Are we achieving standards? A prospective evaluation of the patients’ perception of the Neurosurgical ward round. Br J Neurosurg 2005; 19(6): 529-30