Vin Paleri was appointed as Consultant Head and Neck Surgeon at The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals in 2005, and as Professor of Head and Neck Surgery at Newcastle University in 2015. In 2017, he took up the post of Consultant Head and Neck Surgeon at The Royal Marsden Hospitals, the world's first cancer hospital famed for its cutting-edge research. He is also Professor of Robotic and Endoscopic Head and Neck Surgery at the Institute of Cancer Research, London.
He is one of the few surgeons in the United Kingdom with expertise in Transoral Robotic Surgery and Transoral Laser Microsurgery for head and neck cancers and has accrued the largest experience in Transoral Robotic Surgery in the UK. He has pioneered a new robotic technique to remove radiorecurrent and radioresidual cancers and is the first surgeon in the UK to perform robotic free flap reconstructions.
His research interests are primarily on the processes of care, decision making and functional outcomes in head and neck oncology. He has published over 170 papers, reviews and book chapters on head and neck oncology. He is the chief
investigator for the NIHR funded TUBE trial and contributes as co-investigator and principal investigator for several other national trials. Currently, he serves as Chairman of the research council for the British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists, and as member of several national bodies. He co-edited the fourth and fifth editions of the UK National Head and Neck Cancer Multidisciplinary Management Guidelines, and the section on "Head and Neck Disease" for the forthcoming 8th edition of Scott-Brown's Otolaryngology, the leading multi-volume multi-author textbook in the specialty in the world. He is an Associate Editor for Head and Neck, the top ranked journal in the field, Senior Reviews Editor for the
Journal of Laryngology and Otology, one of the oldest journals in the field (est. 1887) and serves on the editorial board for several other leading journals in the specialty.