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Mr Rohit Pratap

Mr Rohit Pratap, BSc., MSc., MBBS, MRCS, DLO, FRCS (ORL-HNS)

Practising at:

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust (Watford, St Albans and Hemel Hospitals)




General Otolaryngology, Otology, Paediatric Otolaryngology, Rhinology, Head & Neck Surgery

Special clinical interests:

All general and emergency adult and paediatric ENT,adult and paediatric otitis, chronic rhinosinusitis and nasal polyposis, snoring and sleep apnoea

Current posts (NHS, University, Private):

Consultant ENT Surgeon, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust

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Professional profile

I qualified as a doctor from Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School in 1996. My basic surgical training was undertaken in various district general and teaching hospitals in the London area. I have undertaken 2 full-time years of laboratory-based medical research in my training and hold BSc and MSc degrees. Having obtained my Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2001 and Diploma in Otolaryngology in 2002, I undertook my higher surgical training in East Anglia region, working at Addenbrookes, Norfolk and Norwich, Peterborough, Lister and Luton and Dunstable Hospitals obtaining comprehensive training in all common ENT elective and emergency conditions.

The region is particularly strong in Otology. I obtained my final College exit examination in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery FRCS (ORL-HNS) at the first attempt in early 2009.

My post-fellowship training took me to the Northern Territory of Australia as Senior Fellow in Otolaryngology, based in Darwin, but I flew out more remote areas every month. With the high humidity, one-quarter of population indigenous ethnicity and increasing remote healthcare in this beautiful part of Australia, I was exposed to a wide range of ENT conditions in challenging circumstances, especially in advanced chronic ear disease which is rife in this part of the world. I was performing 3-4 mastoidectomies per week and treated many serious complications from advanced ENT disease. 

I obtaining my Certificate of Completion of Training from the Eastern Deanery in September 2010 and have entered on to the Specialist Register.

I have worked at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust as Locum Consultant since November 2010 and was successfully appointed as a substantive full-time Consultant ENT Surgeon in August 2011.

I have been instrumental in assisting my colleagues in bringing forward the profile of the ENT department as part of a larger plan for service and departmental expansion over the coming years. 

Personal profile

I am a keen golfer and play off a handicap of 14. I have captained many cricket teams from medical school to club cricket and play when I get the chance. I enjoy skiing, tennis and squash as recreational activities. I enjoy travelling.

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