Mr Richard Hewitt is a leading consultant children's ENT specialist. He is based in London and currently sees outpatients at 9 Harley Street, Great Ormond Street Hospital and One Welbeck, operating at Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Portland Hospital for Women and Children. He treats all types of ear, nose and throat problems in children using non-surgical and surgical treatment options.
He specialises in common children's ENT conditions such as adenoid and tonsil problems, obstructive sleep apnoea, recurrent tonsillitis, blocked nose and snoring issues, hearing problems, glue ear and recurrent ear infections. His other areas of sub-specialist experience and interest include laryngeal and airway problems. This includes the execution of laryngotracheal reconstructive surgery, tracheal resection , cricotracheal resection and slide tracheoplasty surgery. He also treats neck lumps, children's voice disorders, branchial cysts, thyroglossal cysts, cystic hygromasm haemangiomas and vascular malformations. He also carries out middle ear and mastoid surgery , including cochlear implantation.
Mr Hewitt completed his basic surgical training in London and entered specialty training in ENT, completing the six-year program in the North Thames Region.Mr Hewitt gained his qualifications fromGuys 'and St. Thomas' Medical School , London and Harvard Medical School , Boston, USA. I have undertook a BSc in Clinical Anatomy, during which I have undertook clinical research in conjunction with Harvard Medical School.
He developed his interest in paediatric ENT and head and neck surgery with time spent at Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Medical Center in Ohio. There, he was under the instruction of Dr Robin Cotton (one of the most eminent experts in the field of paediatric ENT). He also furthered his interest at the Memorial Sloane Kettering Hospital, New York under the instruction of Professor Jatin Shah.
Having undertaken the Internationally renowned Fellowship at Great Ormond Street Hospital in paediatric otolaryngology after his higher surgical training, Mr Hewitt was appointed to the Consultant Staff of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London in 2012 where to this day he conducts his NHS practice. In 2016 he was the recipient of Consultant of the year and in 2017, Surgical Consultant of the Year Awards at Great Ormond Street Hospital. In 2019, Mr Hewitt was shortlisted for Best Doctor of the Year in the Sun Newspaper national awards for NHS Health Heroes.
Mr Hewitt has published over 65 peer-reviewed articles and multiple chapters in textbooks. He directs the nationwide airway service, 'The Tracheal Team' at Great Ormond Street Hospital. He is also extensively involved with undergraduate and postgraduate training in the field and is an Associate Professor/ Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College London (UCL) & The Institute of Child Health (ICH). He is a Council Member of the Section of Laryngology & Rhinology of the Royal Society of Medicine.