Obholzer, Rupert - ENT / skull base consultant


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Rupert Obholzer, ENT / skull base consultant


Tel: 020 7188 2215
Email: Ruth.Underhay@gstt.nhs.uk

  • Biography

    Following surgical training, Rupert Obholzer trained as an ENT specialist in London. 

    He was awarded the prestigious TWJ fellowship in 2007, and spent a year in Sydney, Australia where he further developed skills in ear and skull base surgery under the tutelage of renowned experts.

    When Rupert returned to London, he undertook a further period of training at Guy's in the management of the ear, skull base and parotid disease under Professor Mike Gleeson. He has since been appointed as Professor Gleeson's successor.

    Whilst Rupert was a student, he was a member of the British Olympic Rowing team. His team won several world championships and an Olympic medal.

  • Specialist interests

    • Disorders and surgery of the ear, skull base, facial nerve and parotid gland
    • Management of paragangliomas of the head and neck
    • Auditory implants
  • Education and training 

    • Hampton School, Hampton
    • St Catherine's College, Oxford University – Botany (1988 - 1991)
    • Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School (1992 - 1997)
    • Specialist registrar training in ENT – North Thames Rotation (2002 - 2008
    • Fellowship in skull base surgery and cochlear implants – Sydney (2008 - 2009)
    • Fellowship in skull base and parotid surgery – Guy's Hospital (2009-2010)
  • Research interests

    Measurement and optimisation of quality of life in skull base surgery.

  • Awards

    • Richard Blackwell Scholarship, 1989-1991
    • Olympic Bronze medal, 1996
    • TWJ fellowship, 2008
    • Nan Blofeld fellowship 2009