COMbined clinical excellence and expertise

Professor John Watkinson qualified at the Royal Free Hospital in London, and trained in Head and Neck Surgery at Guys and the Royal Marsden. He has a Master of Science degree in Nuclear Medicine, a Master of Surgery degree (both from the University of London) and hold fellowships in both general surgery and otolaryngology.

He was appointed Consultant Head and Neck Surgeon at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in 1992, and two years later was appointed to the Thyroid Clinic. In 2002, he received a

distinguished B award.

He was recognised with the Hospital Doctor of the Year Award (Surgery Section) 1998-99; George Davey Howells Prize London University for Stell & Marans Head & Neck Surgery 2000.

Prof Watkinson now has one of the biggest Thyroid practices in the UK and works in the joint multidisciplinary thyroid clinic at the University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust with Professors Michael Sheppard and Jayne Franklyn. He’s published widely in the field of Head & Neck and Thyroid Surgery, has been involved in a number of guidelines, promotes multidisciplinary working and performs approximately 200 Thyroidectomies a year.


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Professor Dae Kim has gained a wide experience in treating all aspects of general adult and paediatric ear, nose and throat disorders, including ear & hearing problems, nasal and sinus problems. 

His specialist interest are in Head & Neck surgery and Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery, having completed an Advanced Fellowship in Endocrine and Head & Neck Surgery at the Toronto General Hospital and the Mount Sinai Hospital.

He is currently a specialist advisor for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), and also one of the few surgeons in the UK who routinely performs minimally-invasive 'key-hole' thyroid and parathyroid surgery, having trained under the pioneers of this technique; Professor David Terris (USA) and Professor Paulo Miccoli (Italy).

Professional Achievements:

  • The British Journal of Surgery Prize: British Association of Endocrine & Thyroid Surgeons: Awarded for best research paper and presentation (2014)
  • University College London & Sethia Chitra Medal for Education & Innovation: Course in Robotic and Minimally-invasive ENT/Head & Neck Surgery, UCLH, London (2013)
  • The Winston Churchill Trust award: 2012 Churchill Fellow - Training in Robotic & 
  • HCA International Foundation Training Scholarship Award: Da Vinci robotic & Endoscopic training in Head & Neck Surgery (2012)
  • Dowager Countess Eleanor Peel Trust Fellowship Award: Da Vinci Robotic & Endoscopic training in Thyroid Surgery (2012)
  • The Syme Medal for Research: Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh: Awarded for Best research Thesis leading to a higher degree (2008)

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professor jOHN wATKINSON

MBBS, FRCS (General Surgery), FRCS (ORL), DLO, MSc (Nuclear Medicine), MS

professor Dae Kim



London Thyroid Surgeons