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David Howard

Position: 
First BLA President (2012-2014)

David qualified at St George's Hospital, London, in 1972, and following 6 years of initial training in general surgery and orthopaedics, he commenced ENT and head and neck surgery in 1978. He became Senior Lecturer in Laryngology at University College London in 1984 and Honorary Consultant at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital.

He has a career-long interest in laryngology with multiple honorary consultant appointments in London and the UK. His research and teaching have involved many national and international presentations and projects.

He was appointed Professor of Head & Neck Oncology at Imperial College and Imperial NHS Trust Hospitals in 2007.

David has retired from full-time NHS and University work but continues with  busy commitments to  High Altitude and Critical Care medical research with the Centre for Altitude, Space and Extreme Environment at University College, London, and teaching /surgery at Korle Bu Hospital,Accra, Ghana.