Mr Chadwan Al Yaghchi MD PhD FRCS DOHNS
Mr Chadwan Al Yaghchi MD PhD FRCS DOHNS is a consultant Ear, Nose and Throat surgeon with a subspecialist interest in adult and paediatric laryngology. He manages the full spectrum of throat disorders including airway stenosis (narrowing of the windpipe), voice disorders, swallowing difficulties in adults and children, and obstructive sleep apnoea.
He completed his higher surgical training in Ear Nose and Throat in London North Thames regional rotation where he worked in some of the most prestigious teaching hospitals including Charing Cross Hospital, University College London Hospital and The Royal London Hospital. His adult NHS practice is based at National Centre for Airway Reconstruction and Imperial Voice and Swallowing Centre both based at Charing Cross Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. In addition, he is an honorary consultant at The Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust where he manages children with complex airway and swallowing conditions.
Mr Al Yaghchi’s interest in transgender voice started early in his training where he worked at Charing Cross Hospital, home to The Gender Identity Clinic (GIC), the largest and oldest gender clinic in the UK, dating back to 1966. The ENT department worked in close collaboration with the GIC to help hundreds of transgender people achieve a voice that matches their gender identity through surgery and therapy. He initially trained on open surgical techniques such as cricothyroid approximation and its modifications. Later in his surgical training and early consultant career he developed his own modification of the Wendler glottoplasty technique.
Mr Al Yaghchi holds a PhD in Molecular Oncology from Queen Mary’s University of London. His research work explored the utilisation of oncolytic viruses as immunotherapy in head and neck cancers. In addition, he has an active clinical research program in voice, airway, and swallowing disorders. He is a founding member of the British Laryngological Association and holds the office the Associate Treasurer of the organisation. He is the Secretary Elect of the Royal Society of Medicine Laryngology and Rhinology Section.