Miss Safina Ali

University College Hospital

Hypopharyngeal cancer, Nasopharyngeal cancer, Oropharyngeal cancer, Salivary gland cancer, Thyroid cancer

Professional background

Miss Ali is a graduate of the University of Glasgow. Her specialist Ear, Nose & Throat training was in Edinburgh and Aberdeen. She then embarked on two Royal College of Surgeons of England post- CCT Fellowships in Advanced Head & Neck Cancer Surgery at Guys and St Thomas’ and then Charing Cross Hospital. Miss Ali completed a Research Fellowship from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre, New York during her training.

After fellowship training she was appointed a consultant ENT/ Head & Neck Surgeon at the Royal London and University College Hospitals in February 2016. Miss Ali is a core member of the head and neck and thyroid cancer MDTs, based between the Royal London and UCL Hospitals. She maintains a busy practice in adult ENT with her sub-specialist interest in head and neck cancer surgery.

Research interests

Miss Ali is interested in all aspects of clinical outcomes and quality of life improvement in patients with Head and Neck cancer. She has a research fellowship from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre, New York.


Miss Ali is well published in peer reviewed journals including the following journals:

  • European Journal of Cancer
  • Laryngoscope
  • Clinical Otolaryngology
  • European Archives of Otolaryngology
  • British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Journal of Laryngology and Otology

GMC/GDC number: 4608756