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Executive Committee

Please see our Executive Committee below.

Miss Helen Cocks - President of ENT UK

Miss Helen Cocks

President of ENT UK



Mr Taran Tatla - President-Elect of ENT UK

Mr Taran Tatla

President-Elect of ENT UK

Taranjit Singh Tatla (Taran Tatla) graduated with first class Intercalated BSc in Anatomy (1994) and MB,BS (1996) from University College London, before rapid progress through basic and higher surgical training incorporating posts at many of the renowned London teaching hospitals. FRCS (ORL-HNS) was awarded from the Royal College of Surgeons in England (2006) and he has been a full-time NHS consultant at London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust since 2008, specialising in ENT surgery with Thyroid, Head and Neck (H&N) and Laryngology sub-interests. In 2018 he completed his PhD collaborating with the Hamlyn Centre for Robotics (Imperial College London), and Applied Optics Group (University of Kent), developing a novel multimodal optical imaging platform for clinical application. This forms the basis of his ongoing translational research activities. Taran continues to manage a wide variety of patients, contributing as a core member to the local H&N Cancer and Thyroid Cancer MDTs (Chair for the latter), providing community, secondary and tertiary care services for NW London. Clinical interests include disease screening, minimally invasive endoscopic surgery and LASERS for diagnostics and therapies, complex swallow and tracheostomy care, as well as evolving digitally integrated service delivery models incorporating tele-training and telemedicine.

His clinical work has been complimented by research, training and leadership roles that have provided unique interface and collaboration between health care professionals (HCPs), clinical academia, Med-Tech and Pharma partners from across industries. He has delivered various multidisciplinary postgraduate courses nationally since 2004, core learning themes including optimised team working, linked learning and research between HCPs and engineers from University of Kent (Canterbury), University College and Imperial College London. In 2015 he set up the celebratory Rowena Ryan Trainees and Trainers annual awards, now incorporated into the ENT UK Foundation, and include an international focus.

Taran has served as the ENT Lead for the NIHR NW London Clinical Research Network (2012 – 2024), Training Programme Director for ENT Higher Surgical Training (North Thames, 2018 - 2024), elected council member of the British Laryngological Association (2019 to date), Honorary Secretary for ENT UK (2020 - 2022) and founder committee member of the ENT UK Foundation (2021 – 2024).


Miss Wendy Smith - Director of Education

Miss Wendy Smith

Director of Education


Mr Will Hellier - Honorary Treasurer

Mr Will Hellier

Honorary Treasurer


Miss Nara Orban - Honorary Secretary

Miss Nara Orban

Honorary Secretary

Nara Orban was appointed as Consultant ENT Surgeon at St Bartholomew's and The Royal London Hospitals in 2017.  She studied medicine and Imperial College, Charing Cross Hospital and trained in both Oxford at the John Radcliffe Hospitals, as well as London including at Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital, the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital and had worked at the Airway Fellow at Charing Cross.

Her interests are focused on airway and voice disorders as well as disorders of the nose and sinuses, in both adults and children.  She is dedicated to surgical education teaching, marking and supporting the Masters in Surgical Education course at Imperial College and is the Royal College of Surgeons Tutor for Barts Health.


Miss Ann-Louise McDermott - Speciality Advisory Committee Rep

Miss Ann-Louise McDermott

Speciality Advisory Committee Rep


Miss Paramita Baruah – Honorary Secretary-Elect

Miss Paramita Baruah

Honorary Secretary-Elect

Paramita Baruah is a substantive Consultant ENT surgeon with an established adult and paediatric general and Otology practice at the University Hospitals of Leicester since 2018. She completed higher surgical training in ENT in the West Midlands Deanery and an implant and lateral skull base fellowship in Birmingham, UK. She has strong interest in research and teaching, both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She undertakes regular medical student teaching and serves on the ARCP panel for ENT training in East Midlands Deanery. She has a strong interest in research and undertook a PhD in Immunology in Milan, Italy and a postdoctoral fellowship at Imperial College London. She is an Honorary Senior Clinical Research fellow with the University of Birmingham with ongoing research on immune responses in vestibular schwannoma, head and neck paraganglioma, necrotising otitis externa, cholesteatoma and Meniere’s disease.


Andrew Kinshuck - Assistant Honorary Treasurer

Andrew Kinshuck

Assistant Honorary Treasurer


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ENT UK Research Showcase Meeting 2024

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