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Martin Birchall Martin Birchall

Martin is one of the leading Academic Otolaryngologists in the world, one of the leading academic surgeons in Europe and an international figure in the field of translational regenerative medicine. His work is dedicated to the successful translation of innovative technologies, especially in the field of stem cells and regenerative medicine, with the focus on alleviating suffering and improving the quality of life for those with disorders of the head and neck, voice and swallowing.

 He aims to achieve these bold aims by forming partnerships with the very best scientists and surgeons in appropriate fields. These multidisciplinary teams focus on clear therapeutic targets. He has supervised 9 PhD and 5 MD students, raised over £4 million in peer-reviewed grant money, including from MRC, NIH and Wellcome Trust (nearly £2 million held presently) and has published 130 peer-reviewed scientific papers plus numerous reviews and reports. He is Director of UCL Partners ENT Programme and was named Morgan Stanley Briton of the Year in 2008.

Chadwan Al YaghchiChadwan Al Yaghchi

Chadwan Al Yaghchi, MRCS DOHNS graduated from Damascus University Medical School.

He started his Otolaryngology training in Al Mouasat University Hospital, Damascus, Syria before moving to the UK. He completed his basic surgical training with a special interest in ENT in Charing Cross Hospital and St Barts Hospital in London. He is currently a higher surgical trainee in Otolaryngology in London Deanery, North Thames Rotation.