Mr Nicholas Gibbins is an award-winning London based consultant otorhinolaryngologist and ENT specialist. He has a special interest in voice disorders and the care of the professional voice, as well as performing salivary gland and thyroid surgery, while also treating more general ENT complaints. He primarily specializes and has gained a reputation for dealing with complex voice and throat symptoms and is a world lead in the treatment of vocal fold scar and sulcus. Mr Gibbins is also renowned for his work in the diagnosis of head and neck cancers.
Mr Gibbins completed his initial medical training at Guy's Hospital in London in 1998, then going on to complete further training in The UK and Australia, including work in paediatric ENT at Great Ormond Street Hospital. In 2011 he received a medical doctorate for his advanced research into tongue cancers from the University of Sussex. For this work he was also awarded the gold medal at the ENT masterclass in 2011. That same year he became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, having been awarded membership in 2003. Mr Gibbins was appointed as a consultant otorhinolaryngologist in 2012 at University Hospital Lewisham and Queen Elizabeth Hospital Woolwich where he continues to work as the head and neck cancer lead. There, he has pioneered referral streamlining for patients with suspected head and neck cancers and is also responsible for the running of the corresponding thyroid team. He is expert in thyroid, parathyroid and salivary gland surgery. As well as his consultant position, Mr Gibbins also currently works in private practice, treating adults and children.
In more recent years, Mr Gibbins has become widely renowned for his work with professional voice care, treating singers, actors and performers. He is clinical director and co-lead of the Voice Service in his NHS Trust and was awarded the Van Lawrence Prize in 2016 and the David Howard Prize in 2017 for his research in this field. Mr Gibbins is a member of a variety of respected associations relevant to his areas of specialisation, including the British Laryngological Association and the British Voice Association.
Mr Gibbins is passionate about teaching and is dedicated to passing on his expertise. He runs the London ENT courses and has published numerous book chapters and articles on his specialist areas. He is also the national e-learning lead for laryngology (voice) and an examiner for the European Board Exam in ENT.