Acute, Nuclear and Pallative Medicine consultants

Iain Nixon, Consultant ENT / Head and Neck / Thyroid Surgeon
Nixon, Mr Iain James
Job title
Consultant ENT / Head and Neck / Thyroid Surgeon
General ENT, Paediatric ENT, Thyroid surgery, Head and neck surgery
Special interests
Thyroid and Head and neck Cancer
Education and career history
My background is in ENT surgery, however I chose to specialize in head and neck surgery, for both benign and malignant conditions. Following standard UK higher surgical training, I completed advanced fellowship training in Guys and St Thomas' Hospital, London and then further super specialised training in one of the world's most highly regarded head and neck cancer hospitals: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York.   
During this time I developed an interest in the management of thyroid disease, and completed a PhD in 2013. 
As well as achieving the highest possible clinical training, I have always been passionate about research.  I am current audit lead for both the East Kent ENT 
department and the thyroid cancer multi-disciplinary team.   
In contrast to most UK doctors I am very active in research both in the UK and on an international front.  I am a recognisedworld expert in the management of thyroid cancer, having written a PhD on the subject.  I regularly teach and present work on this subject at national and international meetings.  My major interest is in the conservative management of well differentiated thyroid cancer. 
I have spoken across the UK, Europe and North America on the subject and national and international levels, with special recognition from the Royal Society for Medicine, the British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists, the New York Head and Neck Society, the American Head and Neck Society and the American Thyroid Association.
East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
Contact details
Pauline Skivington Tel: 01233 616680