Prof Valerie Lund (CBE)

Prof Valerie LundTel: 020 3456 5197
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University College Hospital; Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital

Ear, nose and throat services (ENT), Rhinology

Professional background

Valerie Lund is Professor of Rhinology at the Ear Institute, University College London and is an Honorary Consultant ENT Surgeon at the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital (Royal Free Trust), Moorfields Eye Hospital, University College Hospital and Imperial College.  She deals with all nose and sinus conditions with a particular interest in sinonasal tumours and has been involved in endoscopic sinus surgery and its extended applications since the early 1980’s. She has contributed extensively to the literature with 30 books and monographs, 79 chapters and over 250 peer-reviewed papers. She holds a number of national and international administrative posts including the Chief Editor of ‘Rhinology’ , is Co-Chairman of the European Academy of Allergy & Clinical Immunology  Taskforce on Rhinosinusitis (EP3OS) and became General Secretary of the European Rhinologic Society in 2008.  She was an elected member of the Council of the Royal College of Surgeons of England from 1995 to 2006, was Chairman of the Intercollegiate Examination Board in Otolaryngology until 2007 and previously chaired the organisation, Women in Surgical Training (WIST) for the UK. In 2008 she was awarded a CBE for services to medicine and in 2009 was elected to the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina.

Research interests

All aspects of nose and sinus disease - inflammation, infection, neoplasia. In addition has specific interest in HHT, granulomatous disease and orbital conditions impinging on the upper respiratory tract


Notable publications include:

1.SROUJI I, ANDREWS P, EDWARDS C, LUND V Rhinologic symptoms
and quality of life in patients with Churg Strauss Syndrome vasculitis.
American Journal of Rhinology 2008;22:406-9

2.KANAGALINGAM J, BHATIA K, GEORGALAS C, FOKKENS W, MISZKIEL K, LUND VJ. Maxillary mucosal cyst is not a manifestation of rhinosinusitis: Results of a prospective three-dimensional CT study of ophthalmic patients. Laryngoscope 2009, 119:8-12

3.HOPKINS C,  BROWNE J, SLACK R, GILLETT S, LUND V   Psychometric validity of the 22 item Sinonasal Outcome Test (SNOT-22) Clinical Otolaryngology 2009 34,447-454

4.EBBENS FA, GEORGALAS C, LUITEN S, VAN DRUNEN GK, SCADDING GK, HELLINGS PW, MULLOL J, BACHERT C, LUND VJ, FOKKENS WJ. The effect of topical amphotericin B on inflammatory markers in patients with chronic rhinosinusitis: a multicenter  randomised controlled study. Laryngoscope 2009; 119:401-408 

5.HOPKINS C, SLACK R, LUND V, BROWN P, COPLEY L, BROWNE J Long Term Outcomes from the English national comparative audit of surgery for nasal polyposis and chronic rhinosinustitis. Laryngoscope 2009, 119;2459-2465

6.HEYMANS F, FISCHER A, GIRARD M, STOW N, DES COURTIS A, VOUREXAKIS Z, RENZI G, VLAMINCK S, BONFILS P,MLADINA R, LUND VJ, SCHRENZEL J, FRANCOIS P, LACROIX JS. Staphylococcal superantigens: neither necessary, nor sufficient to cause chronic rhinosinusitis and nasal polyposis. PLoS 2010, 5; Issue3, e9525

7.BACHERT C, VAN BRUAENE N, TOSKALA E, ZHANG N, OLZE H, SCADDING G, VAN DRUNEN CM, MULLOL J, CARDELL L, GEVAERT P, VAN ZELE T, CLAEYS S, HALLDÉN C, KOSTAMO K, FOERSTER U, KOWALSKI M, BIENIEK K, OLSZEWSKA-ZIABER A, NIZANKOWSKA-MOGILNICKA E, SZCZEKLIK A, SWIERCZYNSKA M, ARCIMOWICZ M, LUND V, FOKKENS W, ZUBERBIER T, AKDIS C, CANONICA G, VAN CAUWENBERGE P, BURNEY P, BOUSQUET J. Important research questions in allergy and related diseases: 3-chronic rhinosinusitis and nasal polyposis - a GALEN study. Allergy. 2009 Apr;64(4):520-33. Reprinted in Revista de Rinologia 2010, 10:7-18

8.RAGAB S, LUND V, SCADDING G, SALEH H, KHALIFA M. Impact of chronic rhinosinusitis on quality of life: a prospective randomised controlled study. Rhinology 2010, 48:305-311

9.BABAR-CRAIG H, GUPTA Y, LUND VJ. BRS audit of antibiotic use for complications of acute rhinosinusitis:a national prospective audit. Rhinology 2010, 48:344-347

10.LUND VJ, CHISHOLM E, TAKES R, SUAREZ C, MENDENHALLW, RINALDO A, LLORENTE J, TERHAARD C, RODRIGO J, MAUGHAN E,  FERLITO A. Evidence for treatment strategies in sinonasal adenocarcinoma. Head & Neck 4.2011 DOI:10.1002/hed.21770

Recent supplements and books:

1. FOKKENS W, LUND VJ. MULLOL J,  et al. EPOS: European Position Paperon Rhinosinusitis and Nasal Polyps Rhinology 2007, Suppl 20 pp136 (Revision In press Rhinology 2012, Suppl 23)

2. LUND  VJ. Editor Rhinology Volume 2; Scott-Brown’s Otolaryngology 7th Edition Hodder Arnold 2008

3. LUND VJ  Editor: The Nose and Paranasal Sinuses. Cummings Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery 5th Edition  Mosby Elsevier 2010

4.LUND VJ, HOWARD D, WEI W Tumours of the nose, sinuses and nasopharynx. Thieme In Press:2012

5. LUND VJ, STAMMBERGER H, NICOLAI P, CASTELNUOVO P et al. (2010) European Position Paper on Endoscopic Management of the Nose,
Paranasal Sinuses and Skull Base. Rhinology Supplement 22, pp144 2010

GMC/GDC number: 2358592