Mr Priy Silva is a consultant ENT / head and neck surgeon in Oxford who, in addition to his general adult and paediatric ENT practice, holds a subspecialty interest in cancers of the head and neck, as well as the anterior and lateral skullbase. He undertakes the full range of cancer procedures involving the head and neck. He routinely works with the neurosurgical and plastic surgical teams undertaking complex head and neck operations.
Graduating from medical school in 1999, he completed his surgical training in Manchester, working with a number of leaders in the field. He undertook a two year period of postgraduate research in head and neck cancer at the renowned Christie Cancer Centre, where he was awarded his MD. He presented this work both nationally and internationally.
Mr Silva undertook two advanced surgical fellowships in head and neck surgery initially for two years in Oxford and a further year in Australia. He was then appointed as a consultant with an NHS practice based at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS trust. He is a core member of both the head and neck and skullbase MDT groups. He is chair of the Head and Neck Cancer Alliance Group for the Thames Valley Cancer Network. Mr Silva is also the governance lead for ENT.
Mr Silva is currently a member of the guidelines development group for mucosal melanomas of the head and neck. He is also involved in the medical school head and neck anatomy teaching programme at the University of Oxford, which is held annually, and is the clinical lead for this. Mr Silva also has an interest in clinical negligence and medicolegal work and is an expert witness for the GMC.
As a consultant ENT surgeon, he recognises the importance of being able to see the correct appropriately qualified specialist who can help manage the problems which a patient may face. He also understands the minefield which patients may have to negotiate before they get to see the right individual and receive the best treatment.