About Prof Sama

Professor Anshul Sama is considered a leading national and international authority in the field of nasal/sinus disease and snoring. Since 1998, (as Consultant at Nottingham University Hospital since 2000), he has practiced exclusively in the field of Rhinology (Nasal Conditions) with a special interest in Frontal Sinus Surgery, Rhinoplasty, Endoscopic Skull base surgery and Sleep disordered breathing. He has some of the most extensive experience in surgery (over thousands of procedures) in these areas, evidenced by his notable position in eminent national institutions, publications and invitations to lecture at national and international academic conferences.

    • Positions Held in Professional Associations
ENT UK Council – 2001-2002, 2008-11
Educational Committee – 2006-7
Royal Society of Medicine (Section- Rhinology & Laryngology) Council – 1997-8, 2007-11
Honorary Secretary– 2007-8
British Rhinology Society Council – 2007- 2012
Treasurer – 2016 onwards
Young Consultant in Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgeons Secretary 2002- 2008
President 2008-2011
Training Programme Director East Midlands 2009-2012
Trent Simulation and Clinical Skills Centre Ass Director 2010- onwards
City Hospital Clinical Skills Centre Clinical Lead 2014- 2016
    • Keynote and International Lectures
Sri Ramachandra Hospital, Chennai, India 2004
Chinese ENT society annual meeting 2005
Danish Rhinology Society, Copenhagen 2006
Update on Management of Sleep Disorders, Delhi, India 2006
Endoscopic sinus surgery and Rhinoplasty Athens, Greece 2007
Advances in Sleep Disordered Breathing, Singapore 2007
British Academic Conference in Otolaryngology, Birmingham 2007
Greek Paediatric Otolarygology society, Athens 2008
Joint RSM-American Academy Meeting, Dublin 2008
British Academic Conference in Otolaryngology, Liverpool 2009
Annual Congress Hungarian Society of Otorhinolaryngology 2010
Irish Otolaryngology Society, Medtronic Invited Keynote 2011
European Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery 2011
British Rhinology Society Annual Conference, Belfast 2012
Meet the experts, Vienna 2012
Belgium Royal Society of ENT, Antwerp 2012
British Rhinology Society Annual Meeting 2012, 2014
International Federation of Skull Base surgery Congress 2012, 2013
British Academic Conference, Glasgow 2012
Penn Rhinology , Frontal sinus and Skull base Forum 2013
Penn Rhinoplasty conference 2013
6Th World Congress for Endoscopic Surgery of Brain, Skull Base And Sinus- Milan, Italy 2014
Milano Masterclass in Endoscopic Sinus/Skull base surgery 2015
Milan Masterclass in Endoscopic sinus surgery and Rhinoplasty 2015
10th International Saudi Otorhino Society Meeting, Jeddah, 2016
Congress of European Rhinology Society, Stockholm 2016
SantoriniRhno Rhinology Skull Base conference, Santorini 2016
4rth Italian Academy of Rhinology Annual Meeting, Bari 2016
Milan Masterclass in Endoscopic sinus surgery and Rhinoplasty 2017
Swedish Rhinology Society, Keynote 2017
Belgium Royal Society of ENT 2017
    • Surgical Training and Teaching courses
Course Organiser
Copenhagen- Nottingham ENT Dissection course (annual) 2001-2017
BEST Course, Royal College of Surgeons certified (3xYear) 2004-2015
Sleep Disordered Breathing Workshop (annual) 2005-2008
Advanced Facial Aesthetic Surgery (annual) 2011-2015
Advanced Frontal Sinus Surgery (annual) 2012-2017
Regional Endoscopic sinus surgery course 2012-2015
ENTeprise Expert meeting, Vienna 2012-2015
Invited Peer at Courses:-
Newcastle Endoscopic Sinus Surgery Course 2002, 2008
3rd Copenhagen Course on Computer Aided Sinus Surgery 2002
Thai-British Rhinology Symposium, Bangkok, Thailand 2004, 2007
Royal College of Surgeons of London, ENT Masterclass 2005-2017
Endoscopic sinus surgery and Rhinoplasty Athens, Greece 2007
Winchester International Sinus Surgery Course 2007-2016
Copenhagen Advanced Endoscopic and Skull Base Surgery course 2007-2012
Guys Endoscopic Skull Base Dissection Course 2009-2012
Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh – Advanced Endoscopic Sinus surgery (annual) 2010-2017
Paris course on Advanced Endoscopic Sinus surgery (annual) 2011-17
East Anglian Course on Management of Sinonasal  Disease in 21st century 2011-12, 2014
Masters Dissection course in Anterior Skull Base surgery 2013, 2014
Royal college of Surgeons of London, ENT Consultant Revalidation Masterclass 2014-17
    • Book Chapters and Publications
  • Tetanus immunisation in the elderly population. Reid P, Coni N, Sama A, Watters M, and McCarty S. Archives of Emergency Medicine 1992 ; 9 : 90.
  • The established Carotid  Blowout post Laryngeal/ Hypopharyngeal surgery. Sama A, Murty G E  and Bradley P J.  Surgical Oncology 1993 ; 29 : 572.
  • The Pallister-Hall Syndrome. Sama A, Mason J D T, Gibbin K P, Young I D and Hewitt M. Journal of Medical Genetics 1994 ; 31 : 740-42.
  • Facial nerve grading systems: House-Brackman Vs Nottingham. Murty G E, Sama A, Queraishi S, Nunez D and Mason J D T. Clinical Otolaryngology 1994 ; 19 : 272.
  • Visual determination of paralysed vocal cord position.Sama A, Murty G E and Jones N S. Clinical Otolaryngology 1994 ; 19 : 273.
  • Hyperventilation and Dizziness:  Case histories and management.Sama A, Meikle J C E and Jones N S. British Journal of Clinical Practice 1995 ; 49 : 79-82.
  • Mucin production by human middle ear mucosa in culture: effects of N-acetylcysteine (NAC) and S- Carboxymethylcysteine (SCMC). Hutton D A , Sama A, Birchall J P and  Pearson J P. Clinical Otolaryngology 1997 ; 22 : 78-79.
  • Expression of MUC2 and MUC5AC by human nasal mucosa. Severn TL, Hutton DA, Sama A, Wilson JA, Birchall JP, Pearson JP. Biochem Soc Trans. 1997 ; 25(1):2S.
  • Physical manifestations of functional dysphonia.Sama A, Carding PN, Price S, Deary IJ and Wilson JA. Clinical Otolaryngology 1998 ; 23 : 275
  • Identification of cell subpopulations in human tonsillar epithelium. Sama A, Wilson C, Clark MA, Hirst BH & Wilson JA. Journal of Anatomy 1998;192:465-6
  • Altered gene expression in hypertrophic human nasal mucosa. Sama A,  Severn T L, Hutton D A, Wilson J A, Birchall J P and Pearson J P. Clinical otolaryngology 1998 ; 23 : 272
  •  Is a ‘safe swallow’ really safe? Hirst L ,Sama A, Carding P, Wilson JA. Int J Language and Communication Disorders 1998; 33: 279-80
  • Is hypertrophic nasal mucosa a good model for studying mucin production in OME? Severn T L, Hutton D A, Sama A, Wilson J A, Birchall J P & Pearson J M Tos, J Thomsen and V Balle (Eds.) Otitis Media Today.Hague, Netherlands : Kugler Publications 1999
  • Training in Otolaryngology : Trainees Prospective Sama A. CME Bulletin – Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery. 2000 ; 4 : 19-20
  • Differential cytokeratin and glycoconjugate expression by the surface and crypt epithelia of human palatine tonsil. Clark MA, Wilson C, Sama A, Wilson JA and Hirst BH. Histochem Cell Biol. 2000;114(4):311-21
  • Acute and Chronic infections in the Ear, Nose, Sinuses and Throat.  Sama, A. Surgery 2001; 19: 190-194
  • The clinical features of functional dysphonia. Sama A, Carding PN, Price S, Kelly P and Wilson JA.Laryngoscope. 2001;111(3):458-63.
  • Three Dimensional Computer-aided endoscopic sinus surgery. FJ Udin, A Sama and NS Jones. The Journal of Laryngology and Otology 2003: 117; 333-339
  • Eminent Innovations in Rhinology.  Sama A and Jones NSJ. ENT News 2006 ; 15(3):64-68
  • New Technique for Monopolar haemostasis in inferior turbinate surgery.  Ross SK, Jaiswal V and Sama A. Clinical Otolaryngology 2007; 32(2) : 147-8
  • Quincy Trainer Murphy J, Murphy JT and Sama A. The Journal of Laryngology and Otology 2007 ;121(12):1194-6
  • How to apply controlled tension for a post-nasal pack. Ross SK, Sama A and Biswas D. Clinical Otolaryngology 2007; 32(4):298-9; author reply 299.
  • Approaches to Frontal Sinus Surgery, ENT Masterclass 2008: 1:82-87
  • Image-guided surgery in paranasal sinus and skull base surgery, RecentAdvances in Otolaryngology.   Ed D Moffat, J Keir, H Sudhoff, Royal Society of Medicine Press LTD. 2008
  • Characteristics, qualification and replication of human sinus bone for surgery simulation phantom Radley GJ, Sama A, Watson J and Harris RA. Proc I Mech 2009, 223; 3: 875-887
  • Non-sphenopalatine dominant arterial supply of the nasal cavity: an unusual anatomical variation. Biswas D, Ross SK, Sama A and Thomas A. The Journal of Laryngology and Otology 2009 ; 123(6):689-91.
  • How effective is radiological assessment in sleep related breathing disorders? Kamani,T, Jaberoo M-C, Daniel M and Sama A. ENT Masterclass 2010; 2:85-93
  • Does an “Introduction to ENT course” improve Junior Doctors’ confidence in managing ENT Emergencies? M.Elloy and A.Sama Bulletin of Royal College of Surgeons 2010 92 (9) 1-5.
  • Surgical Approaches to Frontal sinus. Hoskinson E and Sama A. Hellenic Otorhinolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery 2010, 30(4) : 107-113
  • Light at the end of the tunnel: the learning curve associated with endoscopic transsphenoidal Skull base surgery. Smith SJ, Eralil G, Woon K, Sama A, Dow G and Robertson I. Skull Base. 2010; 20(2):69-74.
  • Complications of Endoscopic Frontal Sinus Surgery. Hoskison E, Daniel M, Daudia A, Jones NS and Sama A. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg, 2010; 143 (2) (Suppl 2): P272
  • Management of nasal polyposis in ‘aspirin sensitive asthma’ triad. Kamani T and Sama A. Current opinions in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery, 2011; 19: 6-10.
  • An Unusual presentation of epilepsy. Uddin FJ, Nagueira and Sama A. The Journal of Laryngology and Otology 2011 ;125(6) : 633-4
  • Frontal sinus models and onlay templates in osteoplastic flap technique. Daniel M, Watson J, Hoskinson E and Sama A. Journal of Laryngology and Otology 2011; 125: 82-85
  • Non attendance rates in ENT clinics following the implementation of “Choose & Book”. M.Elloy, C.Nogueira and A.Sama Bulletin of Royal College of Surgeons  2011; 93(9) :314-6
  • Management of Snoring. Salem A and Sama A. ENT Masterclass 2011; 3 :43-49.
  • Frontal Mucoceles- Structured approach. McCleeland L and Sama A. ENT Masterclass 2012, 4: 56-60
  • Snoring and Sleep Disordered Breathing Children and Adults, BMJ- ABC of Otolaryngology, Ed P        Bradley and H Ludman, Blackwell Publishing LTD. March 2007. Revised 2011
  • Update on Management of Frontal Sinus Osteomas. Rokade, A and Sama A. Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head & Neck Surgery. 2012; 20:40–44
  • Indications and the use of osteoplastic flap, with or without obliteration in the management of frontal sinus disease in the endoscopic Era Sama A. ENT Masterclass 2013, 5: 138-143
  • Nasopharyngeal amyloidosis: an unusual cause of unilateral hearing loss A.H. Mirza*, Suliman El-Shunnar and Anshul Sama. JSCR 2013; 2:201-204
  • An unusual basal skull injury resulting in CSF leak and a novel method to repair Nektarios K. Mazarakis  , Owen Judd  , George Garas  & Anshul Sama, British Journal of Neurosurgery, 2013;
  • Wei, C and Sama, A. What is the evidence for mucosal flaps in Draf III procedures? Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg.  2014 Feb;22(1):63-7
  • Sama A ,  McClelland L ,  Constable J . Frontal sinus mucocoeles: new algorithm for surgical management.Rhinology. 2014 Sep;52(3):267-75.
  • Does an Introductory ENT course immediately improve clinical decision making? Martin Reznitsky, Rohit D. Gohil, Claudia Nogueira, Raguwinder S. Sahota , Anshul Sama . International Journal of Surgery 12 (2014) S13eS117
  • Rhinogenic and nonrhinogenic headaches. Adrian M. Agius and Anshul Sama, Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2015, 23:
  • Solanki SP, Sama A, Robertson IJ. Endoscopic transnasal external fistulation in recurrent cystic subdiaphragmatic craniopharyngioma: a novel technique. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2015 Oct 16:1-6.
  • Fiorini FR, Nogueira C, Verillaud B, Sama A, Herman P. Value of septoturbinal flap in the frontal sinus drill-out type IIb according to draf. Laryngoscope.2016 Mar 12.
  • Fiorini FR, Nogueira C, Verillaud B, Sama A, Herman P. Value of septoturbinal flap in the frontal sinus drill-out type IIb according to draf. Laryngoscope. 2016 Nov;126(11):2428-2432.
  • Bewick J, Ahmed S, Carrie S, Hopkins C, Sama A, Sunkaraneni V, Woods J, Morris S, Erskine S, Philpott CM. The value of a feasibility study into long-term macrolide therapy in chronic rhinosinusitis. Clin Otolaryngol. 2017 Feb;42(1):131-138

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