MBBCh, MRCS, FRCS (ORL-HNS)
Year of first medical qualification: 1999
I graduated from the University of Wales College of Medicine in 1999. This was followed by general ENT training in Bristol, New Zealand and Wales. Upon completion of training, I undertook a fellowship in advanced ear surgery and lateral skull base surgery at The Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield.
I was appointed as an ENT consultant at the Royal Gwent Hospital in 2013. I now work in the field of general ENT with a specialist interest in ear surgery and balance problems.
Since my appointment, I have become the educational lead for the ENT department and have instigated with success, day case tonsillectomy surgery. I am also a member of the Cardiff skull base surgery multidisciplinary team.
Educational lead for ENT, Aneurin Beven Healthcare Board
Peer reviewer for research articles submitted to journals including ‘Clinical Otolaryngology.’
Outside of work, I keep a horse and spend my weekends exploring the Wye Valley countryside. Other interests cover going to the gym and cake baking.
Consultant ENT surgeon at Aneurin Bevan University Healthcare Board.
My specialist interests are:
1. Management of ear disease including perforations of the eardrum and cholesteatoma.
2. Tinnitus and balance disorders.
3. Diagnosis and management of lateral skull base tumours
4. Paediatric hearing loss
5. Nasal and sinus problems
As a trainee, I won the prestigious Angell-James prize for the best research presentation at the ENT UK meeting in 2011 and the Vivek Rout Memorial Observational Otology Fellowship (awarded by the TWJ Foundation) to visit Toronto in October 2011.
All of my tonsillectomy data is included in the Welsh Government Study.
Over 20 articles published in peer-review journals:
A randomised control trial investigating the potential use of the Nintendo Wii Fit for the rehabilitation of patients with balance disorders.
JH Addams-Williams, J Ray, M Yardley, P Bacon, C Codina, L Willers, S Dixon, N Sivaji.
Presented at the Otolaryngology Research Section of the ENT-UK conference, September 2011.
Winner of the Angell-James prize for best oral presentation.
JH Addams-Williams, A Baldwin, J Ray.
Minimal access BAHA surgery: Early experience with the “Sheffield” incision.
Otology & Neurotology (2012), 33(7):1232-4
JH Addams-Williams, L Munaweera, B Coleman, R Shepherd, S Backhouse.
In defence of cochleostomy and factors against the round window approach to cochlear implant electrode insertion.
Cochlear Implants International (2011). Vol:12. No. S2. Pages: S36-S39.
JH Addams-Williams, A Howarth, J Phillipps.
Aural Suction in ENT outpatients – a questionnaire to evaluate the patient experience.
European Archives of Otorhinolaryngology (2010). Vol: 267(12) Page 1863.
JH Addams-Williams, D Watkins, S Owen, C Fielder.
Non Thyroid Head & Neck Lumps: Appraisal of Role of Fine Needle Aspiration Cytology.
European Archives of Otorhinolaryngology 266, Issue 3 (2009), Page 411