Mr David Albert is a leading Paediatric Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon (ENT) practising in the London area. He has been a pioneer in paediatric (children's) ENT for many years now in the UK, initially training at Great Ormond St Hospital in London and in Cincinnati, USA with Dr Robin Cotton.
He was the first ENT surgeon in the UK to specialise exclusively in children and has been involved in many pioneering developments in airway, tonsil and adenoid surgery. His interests span the whole range of paediatric ENT conditions, from decision making in glue ear to complex surgery for airway stenosis (narrowing of the airways). He has a special interest in airway surgery, choanal atresia (congenital disorder where the back of the nasal passage is blocked), mastoid surgery and the best techniques for tonsil and adenoid surgery.
Currently he is Senior ENT Surgeon at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London and a long standing member of the Medical Advisory Council at the Portland Hospital, London. He has served the Royal Society of Medicine, the American Society for Paediatric Otolaryngology, the European Society for Paediatric Otolaryngology and was President of the British Association for Paediatric Otolaryngology. He has published widely and is invited to lecture around the world.
Mr David Albert's plethora of experience means he is now a leading surgeon in his field and is able to provide the highest standards of care and treatment to all his patients.
MB BS 1979 University of London
Paediatric Otolaryngology From 26 Jun 1996
I do not see patients over 16 years as I am a pure paediatric ENT specialist
David Albert became fascinated with children's ENT problems while in training at King's College Hospital in London, England
He studied the effects of intubation on the neonatal larynx
He completed a comprehensive training in paediatric ENT at the prestigious
Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street.
He spent 2 fellowships at Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, USA and was Director of Paediatric ENT Research
Appointed as Paediatric ENT Consultant at Great Ormond Street
- First full time paediatric ENT consultant in UK
First Single stage laryngeal reconstruction in UK
Developed Osseo-integration program with Mr. Bailey
First Cochlear Implant at Great Ormond Street
Developed bipolar diathermy tonsillectomy and suction diathermy adenoidectomy in the UK
First paediatric crico-tracheal resection in UK (in Sheffield with Mr. Peter Bull)
First UK endoscopic resection of subglottic haemangioma
First UK endoscopic cricoid split
First UK Endoscopic posterior laryngeal graft
Developing Indications for Partial Intracapsular Tonsillectomy