Yakubu Karagama


Consultant ENT surgeon and laryngologist


Yakubu Karagama completed his higher surgical specialist training in the north-east deanery, Newcastle upon Tyne, in 2007 and obtained his certificate of specialist training from General Medical Council (GMC) the same year.

He is an internationally renowned laryngologist and leads the voice, airway and swallowing service at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital.

Yakubu is the founder and director for courses in international phonosurgery, laser laryngeal surgery, transnasal oesophagoscopy (TNO) and dysphagia in Manchester and London. He is keen on voice research and has obtained an MSc in advanced voice research.

Education and training

  • MBBS
  • DLO
  • MSc voice
  • PGCertMed

Extra training

  • 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: April 2022

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