Dr. Tom Rourke, ENT Consultancy Reading UK

Mr. Tom Rourke

  • Bachelor Medical Sciences
  • MBBS
  • Masters Medical Education

Professional profile

Mr. Rourke was appointed as an ENT Consultant at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in 2015. He also works at the West Berkshire Community Hospital in Newbury.

After graduating from medical school in 2003, he went on to work in hospitals in Nottingham, Norwich and Oxford before spending time at the Head & Neck Department, Royal Marsden Hospital, London. After this he undertook his specialist training in ENT Surgery within the Oxford/Thames Valley Deanery.

During this time, he also undertook a surgical fellowship in nose, sinus and facial plastic surgery, gaining experience in the management of complex nose/sinus conditions and skin cancers of the Head & Neck region. Towards the end of his training, he worked in the Head & Neck department at the Churchill Hospital, Oxford gaining experience in the treatment of Head & Neck Cancer.

Throughout his training he developed an interest in Medical education, having gained a Masters from Warwick University in 2013. He has also completed an educational fellowship in 2011, looking into improving communication between clinical staff within the NHS. He has been a visiting lecturer at Reading University and is currently interim Foundation Programme Training Director at the Royal Berkshire Hospital.

Current NHS position:

ENT Consultant Royal Berkshire Hospital (and West Berkshire Community Hospital)

Year of first medical qualification:


Special clinical interests:

Head & Neck Cancer, Thyroid, Voice and Airway, Rhinology and Sinusitis, Snoring and Skin cancer of the Head & Neck region.

Research interests

Medical education

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:
  • British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons
  • Royal College of Surgeons