Special interests: Malignant ablative head and neck surgery and all aspects of benign head and neck surgery
Mr Navdeep Upile is an Otolaryngologist, head and neck surgeon, who is fully trained within all aspects of ENT. He is a keen advocate of minimal access techniques such as trans-oral laser resection.
He read medicine in Newcastle University and was awarded the Stephen Scott Scholarship for performance in his undergraduate examinations. He was also fortunate to competitively win a Wolfson Bursary to fund an intercalating degree resulting in a BMedSci ( Hons).
After medical school, Mr Upile undertook a foundation programme in the Newcastle Upon Tyne Teaching Hospitals before starting surgical training in the East of England. During this time he completed his membership exams for General surgery (MRCS) before finding his passion in Otorhinolarygology/ENT. He also gained his Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (DOHNS).
Mr Upile then went onto pursue his research ambitions with Professor Terry Jones in head and neck oncology and was awarded grants by both the Royal College of Surgeons England and Cancer Research UK. He was awarded a National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) academic clinical fellowship which allowed him to pursue higher surgical training in the Mersey deanery alongside research. During this time he also pursued his teaching ambitions which led to him gaining a Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and was made a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
Mr Upile completed his higher surgical training rotating through Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, the Royal Liverpool and Aintree University Hospital. He was awarded his Fellowship for the Royal College of Surgeons ( FRCS ORL-HN) in November 2017.
Having completed surgical training and gaining his Certificate of completion of training (CCT) within the UK, Mr Upile sought advanced subspecialist training internationally. He successfully won funding from both the Royal College of Surgeons (The Colledge Family Memorial Fellowships) and the Peel Foundation (The Peel Rothwell Jackson Travel Fellowship). These facilitated him travelling to the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Australia. Here he undertook this prestigious clinical fellowship, developing expertise in all aspects of advanced head and neck surgery including laser and robotic work.
Mr Upile has a passion for research and training. He actively has recruited for ongoing clinical trials and acted for a surgical mentor for several junior trainees. This research and training focus ensures that Mr Upile is abreast of current advances within his field and allows him to offer his patients the highest quality of care.
He also runs clinics out of Medway Maritime Hospital.