Dr. Rory Herdman, ENT Consultancy Reading UK

Mr Rory Herdman

  • MBBS
  • FRCS ENT (Eng),
  • FRCA ENT (Ed)'

Professional profile

Mr Herdman is an experienced general ENT surgeon who has his NHS base at the Royal Berkshire Hospital and West Berkshire Community Hospital where he has previously run the ENT Department. He runs adult and specialist children's ENT clinics.

He trained in ENT at The Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital, London; The Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford; St Mary's Hospital, London; the Royal Marsden Hospital; The Manchester Royal Infirmary and did a Fellowship in Brisbane Australia.

As preparation for his ENT career he initially trained in Accident and Emergency, Plastic Surgery and General surgery.

He has chaired sessions on Ear surgery at international meetings and runs a National course at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in facial skin cancer treatment and cosmetic ear surgery (pinnaplasty).

Mr Herdman is a Director of BRINOS, an Ear surgery charity working in Nepal and, since 1995, has taken a surgical team to Nepal every eighteen months where approximately 100 major ear operations are performed per camp. He also teaches and operates in Burma (Myanmar) on an ad hoc basis. Outside of work, he enjoys sculling on the Thames, training (ongoing and very slow process), his wire haired viszla dog and, when time allows, plays Real Tennis.

Current NHS position:

ENT Consultant Royal Berkshire Hospital

Year of first medical qualification:


Special clinical interests

General and Paediatric ENT, Ear and hearing problems in adults and children, the use of lasers in ear surgery, nasal and sinus conditions including allergy, Head and Neck skin cancer.

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
  • ENT UK (Otology and Facial Plastics Sections)
  • British Medical Association
  • Fellow of Royal Society of Medicine
  • Medical Defence Union
  • Director of Britain Nepal Otology Service