Professor Claire Hopkins

Professor Claire Hopkins

Ear, nose and throat surgery 04332013

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About me

Claire Hopkins in a Consultant ENT Surgeon and Professor of Rhinology (diseases of the nose and sinuses). She manages all conditions relating to the nose, including inflammatory (e.g. sinusitis and rhinitis, or hayfever), structural problems (deviated septum or nasal deformity), cosmetic rhinoplasty, anterior skull base lesions and sinonasal tumours. After graduating from Oxford University Medical School with a First Class Degree in Physiology and Distinctions in Medicine, she undertook specialist ENT training in London. She undertook a Fellowship in Advanced Rhinology at Guy's and St Thomas', where she was appointed as an NHS Consultant.
She has an extensive research portfolio, and was recently appointed as a Professor of Rhinology at King's College, London. Claire lectures nationally and internationally, and teaches on the faculty of sinus surgery, anterior skull base and many other courses.
She is the President of the British Rhinological Society, and on the Council of the European Rhinologic Society, and the Rhinology Section of the Royal Society of Medicine. She represents ENT-UK on a patient safety panel at the Royal College of Surgeons, and Chaired the UK Commissioning Guidance Group for Sinusitis. She has written international guidelines on the management of sinusitis and nasal polyps.
Claire has been awarded a National Clinical Excellence Award in recognition of her contribution to NHS work
Claire recently identified the link between COVID-19 and anosmia and have been developing patient support and treatment guidance for patients who have lost their sense of smell during the pandemic

Areas of interest

Rhinology (nasal disorders); Medical management of acute and chronic sinusitis including nasal polyps; Sinus procedures incl. endoscopic sinus surgery, balloon sinuplasty,
Inflammatory conditions of the nose (GPA and eGPA)
Loss of smell / anosmia
Management of nasal obstruction and deformity including Rhinoplasty / nose surgery and septal surgery; turbinoplasty, septal perforation
Rhinitis and nasal allergy;
Anterior skull base surgery; sinonasal tumours
Management of nasal trauma
Epistaxis (nose bleeds)
General ENT; tonsillectomy, adenoidectomy

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