Professor Ghassan Alusi completed high school in California, USA in 1982. He studied Medicine at the University of Leicester Medical school, where he graduated with an MBChB in 1988 and then a full registration with the GMC in 1989. He developed in interest in General Surgery and completed a Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh in 1992.
He went on to specialise in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery and obtained a fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1994 and later was awarded ORL-HNS by the intercollegiate Board in 1998.
Professor Alusi’s general training was at The Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear, St Bartholomew’s, The Royal Marsden and The Royal Free Hospital. He became a Consultant at St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London Hospitals in 2001.
Professor Alusi is a senior consultant Otolaryngologist & Head and Neck Surgeon at Barts and The London NHS Trust, and Honorary Consultant Surgeon, University College Hospital. He has a special interest in complex skull base/sinus surgery and rhinoplasty, laryngology, complex head and neck surgery and thyroid disorders.
He has extensive teaching experience and was appointed Clinical Tutor in ORL by the Royal College of Surgeons of England from 2006-2010.
He is an Honorary Clinical Professor at the William Harvey Institute and Queen Mary’s School of Medicine and Dentistry where his research is in Oncology and inflammation.
He is a co-director of the Head and Neck Academic Centre, UCL where he holds an honorary clinical chair. He is involved in research into image guided surgery, for which he was awarded a PhD by Leicester University.
He has an active research programme in Oncolytic Viruses for the treatment of cancer and gene therapy, focusing on gene delivery and the identification of novel therapeutic options.
Professor Alusi is fluent in English and Arabic. He is an internationally respected ENT surgeon seeing patients from all around the world.