Mr. Chisholm

Edward Chisholm MD, FRCS (ORL-HNS), Consultant ENT Surgeon

Mr Chisholm graduated from St Mary’s Hospital, Imperial College, London. He completed his specialist ENT training in London, including posts at The Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, Imperial College Hospitals and The Royal Marsden.

He was awarded a sponsorship to visit pioneering centres in New York and Sao Paulo. Although a general ENT surgeon, Mr Chisholm has developed advanced skills in the management of complex sino-nasal problems, thyroid and parathyroid disorders and techniques to reduce snoring, which include laser treatments.

In 2007 Mr Chisholm was awarded a medical doctorate (MD) for ground breaking work on gene therapy for head and neck cancer at Cancer Research UK, London. This work was further recognised through the award of the prestigious Otolaryngology Research Society Angel James Prize. He is the first author on over 20 peer-reviewed publications and has co-authored a Cochrane Review (see below).

View outcomes for thyroid and parathyroid surgery performed by Mr Chisholm at the British Association of Endocrine and Thyroid Surgeons’ website.

Other interests

Mr. Chisholm is a keen dinghy sailor and was invited to represent Cornwall at the Celtic Olympics. He enjoys cycling, skiing and photography when time allows but his three daughters keep him busy.


Sinnott J, Chisholm E.Balloon sinuplasty: two-year follow up using Sino-Nasal Outcome Test-22 outcomes. J Laryngol Otol. 2021. April 29,  1-5.

Hardman JC; INTEGRATE (The UK ENT Trainee Research Network). Admission avoidance in acute epistaxis. A prospective national audit during the initial peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Clin otolaryngol. 2021; 46(3):557-586

Shelton FR, Ishii H, Mella S, Chew D, Winterbottom J, Walijee H, Brown R, Chisholm EJ. Implementing a standardised discharge analgesia guideline to reduce paediatric post tonsillectomy pain. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2018; 111: 54-58.

Hobson J, Chisholm E, El Refaie A.
Sound therapy (masking) in the management of tinnitus in adults. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012 Nov

Lund VJ, Chisholm EJ, Takes RP, Suárez C, Mendenhall WM, Rinaldo A, Llorente JL, Terhaard CH, Rodrigo JP, Maughan E, Ferlito A.
Evidence for treatment strategies in sinonasal adenocarcinoma. Head Neck. 2012 Aug;34(8):1168-78.

Chisholm E, Lund V, Howard D, Wei W.
Sinonasal melanoma: a review of 115 cases assessing outcomes of surgery, postoperative radiotherapy and endoscopic resection. Rhinology. 2012 Jun;50(2):203-10

Chisholm E, Jallali N.
Septorhinoplasty outcome evaluation- chasing the ether? Ear Nose Throat J. 2012 Mar;91(3).  

Chisholm E, Economides P, Elmiyeh B, Pepper C, Dwivedi R, Rhys-Evans P.
Pictorial ultrasound reports combined with fine needle washout thyroglobulin assay to aid thyroid surgery. Laryngoscope 2011 Jun;121(6):1231-2.  

Chisholm E, Elmiyeh B, Dwivedi R, Fisher C, Thway K, Kerawala C, Clarke P, Rhys-Evans P.
Anatomical distribution of cervical lymph node spread in parotid carcinoma. Head and Neck. 2011. 33(4):513-5.

Chisholm EJ, Tolley NS.
Evaluation of positron emission tomography in iodine scan negative differentiated thyroid cancer recurrence. J Laryng Otol. 2009 Oct;123(10):1145-9

Chisholm EJ, Vassaux G, Martin-Duque P, Chevre R, Lambert O, Pitard B, Merron A, Weeks M, Burnet J, Peerlinck I, Dai MS, Alusi G, Mather SJ, Bolton K, Uchegbu IF, Schatzlein AG, Baril P.
Cancer-Specific Transgene Expression Mediated by Systemic Injection of Nanoparticles. Cancer Research. 2009: 69 (6); 2655- 2662 (Impact factor- 7.54)

Chisholm E, Kulinskaya E, Tolley N.
Systematic review and meta-analysis of the adverse effects of thyroidectomy combined with central neck dissection as compared to thyroidectomy alone. Laryngoscope 2009; 119(6): 1135-9. Selected by NHS National Institute for Health Research for publication in Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE).

Chisholm E, Mendoza N, Grant W.
Image fusion in Image –Guided Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery. Skull Base 2008 2008: 18 (S1): 42-43.

Chisholm E, Nourei R, Mendoza N, Grant WE.
Fused CT and angiography image guided surgery for endoscopic skull base procedures. Clin Otolaryngol. 2008; 33(6): 625-628.  

Chisholm E, Bapat U, Chisholm C, Alusi G, Vassaux G.
Gene therapy in head and neck cancer- a review. Postgraduate Medical Journal. 2007; 83: 725-730.

Chisholm E, Geyer M, L Savy, Choa D.
MRI IAM- what is actually found. J Laryngol Oto. 2006; 120(12): 1019-1022.

Chisholm E, Hajioff D, Kotecha B.
The influence of ethnicity on nasal surgery. Rhinology. 2006; 44(3): 201- 204.

Chisholm E, Kotecha B.
Oropharyngeal surgery for obstructive sleep apnoea in CPAP failures. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2007; 264(1): 51-55.

Chisholm E, Banerjee A, Pickles J.
Congenital Deafness and Polycystic Kidney Disease. Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery.2006; 9(2): 55-56.

Chisholm E, Banerjee A, Pickles J.
Cutaneous metastases from laryngeal carcinoma; case report and review of literature. Otorhinolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery . 2006;9(2): 67-69.

Chisholm E, Kotecha B.
The increase of the apnoea-hypopnea index after surgery is not always related to a real failure of the surgery. Clin Otolaryngol. 2005: 30(4): 381-382.  

Chisholm E, Lew-Gor S, Caulfield H.
Adenoid size assessment: a comparison of palpation, nasendoscopy and mirror examination. Clin Otolaryngol. 2005. 30; 1: 39- 42.

Chisholm E, Hobson J, Choa D.
Diathermy smoke extraction in nasal and oropharyngeal surgery. Laryngoscope. 2004 Nov;114(11):2044.

Chisholm E, Kuchai R, McPartlin D.
An objective evaluation of the waterproofing qualities, ease of insertion and comfort of commonly available earplugs. Clin Otolaryngol. 2004. 29; 128 – 132.

Chisholm E, Carr ERM, Ryan R.
Nurse practioners’ role in otolaryngology SHO rotas, the New Deal and EWTD. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (Bulletin). 2004; 86: 118 – 119.

Chisholm E, Barber-Craig H, Farrell R.
Removing Chewing Gum from the Ear using Acetone BP, Case Report. Journal of Laryngology and Otology. 2003. 117 (4); 325.




Invited reviews and book chapters

Epidemiology, aetiology and natural history of head and neck cancers.
Dwivedi RC, Chisholm E, Kanwar N, Komorowski A, Kazi R.
Chapter 1, Essentials of Head and Neck Cancer. (In press).

Inverted papillomas. Chisholm E, Lund V.
Journal of ENT Masterclass. (2011).