Yakubu Karagama

Consultant ENT surgeon and laryngologist


Yakubu Karagama is an internationally renowned laryngologist and leads the voice, airway and swallowing service at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.

He is the founder and director for courses in international phonosurgery, laser laryngeal surgery, transnasal oesophagoscopy (TNO) and dysphagia in Manchester and London.

Education and training

  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)
  • Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO)
  • Master of Science (MSc) in voice
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) (ORL-HN)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Medicine (PGCertMed)
  • Airway travelling fellowship, Lausanne, Switzerland, 2019
  • Neurolaryngology (laryngeal reinnervation) travelling fellowship, Rouen, France, 2016
  • Laryngology travelling fellowship, Isshiki Clinic, Kyoto, 2015
  • Dysphagia travelling fellowship, University of California, Davis, 2015

Research interests

  • Voice
  • Airway
  • Swallow


  • British Rhinological Society, sixth annual meeting, London. Second prize award for best poster presentation, 2007
  • Merit, MSc advanced clinical research in voice, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 2007
  • North of England Otolaryngological Society autumn meeting, Wakefield,  registrar's prize for best oral presentation, 2005
  • Munro Black Registrar's prize for best oral presentation for northern deanery otolaryngological, 2005

Last updated: January 2023

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