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Mr

Taran Tatla

MBBS, BSc (Hons), DLO, FRCS (Eng)

Special Interests

Head and neck surgery

Biography

Mr Taran Tatla received First Class Honours (Intercalated) in Anatomy (1994) and gained MBBS at University College London (1996). In postgraduate years, he made rapid progress through highly competitive and comprehensive basic and higher surgical training programmes, incorporating posts at many of the renowned London teaching hospitals (FRCS (Eng) awarded in 2006). He then commenced his substantial NHS consultant post at London North West Healthcare NHS Trust, specialising in ENT disorders with Head and Neck (HandN) sub-specialty interest.

He manages a wide variety of adult and paediatric patients. Working in one of the busiest and largest ENT-HandN service providers in London, he contributes as a core member to the Thyroid and HandN Cancer multi-disciplinary teams, providing secondary and tertiary care specialist services in the full spectrum of ENT-HandN disease. He leads multi-disciplinary teams in investigating and treating patients with both benign and malignant disease. He manages patients with neck lumps, voice, throat, swallow, thyroid and parathyroid disorders, as well as sinonasal and snoring conditions. He has a particular interest in minimal access (endoscopic/'key-hole'/robotic) methods for disease management.

He pursues a number of managerial, leadership and academic (teaching/research) roles in order to provide high-quality and safe clinical care for his patients. He runs a number of innovative and celebrated national postgraduate training courses for both surgeons and multi-disciplinary staff on the back of his clinical practice (recent Elisabeth Paice London Deanery teaching excellence award).

Mr Tatla is Associate Director for Research and Development at his NHS trust (one of the largest integrated care organisations in the country) and ENT Specialty Group Research Lead for the NIHR Northwest London Comprehensive Research Network. He spear-heads a number of pioneering, multi-disciplinary, collaborative research projects focused on targeted community ENT healthcare screening across the age spectrum; paediatric, through adult to elderly patient care. He leads an exciting, multi-centre, collaborative research project based in North West London, developing and piloting a novel point of care 'optical biopsy' tool to facilitate early and accurate disease diagnosis.