Mr James Tysome is an ENT surgeon specialising in skull base surgery at Cambridge University Hospitals. He read medicine at Cambridge University and University College London. His postgraduate training included advanced otology and hearing implants at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals and a fellowship in skull base surgery at Cambridge University Hospitals before working as a clinical instructor at Stanford University School of Medicine in California, USA where he gained further skull base experience. He now has a 360 degree skull base practice including lateral microscopic and anterior/central endoscopic and open skull base surgery. He is a great believer in the value of multidisciplinary team working and performs all his skull base surgery jointly with neurosurgery colleagues. He has won many academic prizes over his career, is the Associate Editor of Clinical Otolaryngology and has over 40 peer reviewed publications. He leads an active research programme, with a particular interest in novel molecular therapies to treat vestibular schwannomas.
Written by Thomas Santarius