Professional background

Mr Charles East is a consultant surgeon specialising in nasal and facial plastic surgery, endoscopic minimally invasive sinus and skull base surgery.

He graduated from the University of London, Charing Cross Hospital Medical School in 1980. He was awarded the Hallett Prize by the Royal College of Surgeons of England and continued his training in ENT at Oxford, University College Hospital and the Middlesex Hospital. He was a senior clinical and research fellow in the University of Washington Seattle for 12 months studying facial plastic surgery - a discipline he leads in the UK.

Charles is the lead clinician for the Rhinoplasty service at the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital, and is part of the craniofacial surgery team at UCLH. He works in a multidisciplinary environment treating a broad range of facial, nasal and eye related disorders.

Academically he holds an honorary senior lecturer post at University College London and is the course director for the Plastic Surgery of the Nose and Techniques in Facial Plastic Surgery courses that attract an international audience. 

Charles is the UK Vice-President of the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, and regularly lectures at national and international meetings. He has been a faculty member at the Royal College of Surgeons for minimally invasive sinus surgery courses. He is the current chairman of Facial Plastic Surgery UK, a committee at the Royal College, and is a specialty adviser to NICE. Charles has written chapters in the British national textbook Scott - Brown's Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery and is co-author of the extremely successful textbook, Ear Nose and Throat - Head and Neck Surgery.  He has published regularly in his field of expertise and maintains clinical contacts in many countries. He is a member of ENT UK and BAAPS (British Association of Aesthetic Plastic surgeons).