Professor Patrick James Bradley, MBA, MB, BCh, FRCSIr, FRCSEd, FACS, FRCS (Hon), FRACS (Hon), FRCSLT (Hon)


Consultant Otorhinolaryngologist, Nottingham, UK

Head and Neck Oncologic Surgeon, Nottingham, UK

Lead Clinician Head and Neck Cancer, NHS (England & Wales)

Clinical Director of Audit, Risk and Governance, Nottingham University Hospital

Formerly Honorary Professor, Middlesex University, London

Honorary Professor of Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery, The University of Nottingham, UK


Professor Bradley graduated from University College Dublin (1973) and trained in general surgery, moved to Liverpool (1977) were he did his specialist residency in Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. He was appointed as a Consultant Otorhinolaryngologist, Head and Neck Surgery (ORL-HNS) in Nottingham, specialising in surgical head and neck oncology, 1982 – 2009. He had a protracted period of ill-health retiring in 2009.

He has also been President of the British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists (2003 – 2005); President of the European Laryngological Society (2004 – 2006); President of the European Salivary Gland Society (2007 – 2009). He has been the National Lead Clinician – Head and Neck Cancer for the English & Wales National Health Service (2003 – 2008). He has been a Founder Board Member of the European Head and Neck Society, and The European Academy of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery. He has been Hunterian Professor, 2007/08 Royal College of Surgeons, England. He was the 5th Eugene Myers International Lecturer in Head and Neck Surgery at the American Academy of ORL-HNS in 2000.

He has published >300 peer-reviewed articles, >70 book chapters and Edited or Co-Edited 9 books. Is currently Joint-Editor of Current Opinions ORL-HNS and Editor of “Advances in Oto-Rhino-Laryngology”, and is/or has been a member of several editorial boards: Head and Neck, Laryngoscope, Oral Oncology, Journal Laryngology & Otology, European Archives ORL-HNS, Clinical Otolaryngology etc. He has travelled most parts of the World as visiting Professor partaking of eponymous lectures, grand-rounds as well as partaking of National and International lecturer. He has been awarded 17 Honorary Memberships of ORL-HNS Societies, as well as 3 Honorary Fellowships of Royal Colleges.

Currently he enjoys: ORL-HNS teaching, writing and editing, travelling the World, good wine and food, as well as occasionally playing golf!