Professional background

Mr Nishchay Mehta is a paediatric and adult consultant ear, nose and throat surgeon, appointed to the Royal National ENT Hospital with a specialist interest in otology and auditory implants.

He graduated from Guy's, King's and St Thomas' Medical school in 2005 with clinical science distinction in medicine and a first class BSc in physiology.

He became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons in 2008. He undertook his higher surgical training with the London Post Graduate School of Surgery (North Thames Deanery) at Imperial, St Bartholomew's and the Royal London, Great Ormond Street and the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospitals. He gained a fellowship of the Royal College of surgeons in 2018.

He has been awarded Alice Maud Hall, TWJ Foundation and Royal Society of Medicine scholarships to study endoscopic ear surgery (Massuchussets Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, USA), cholesteatoma surgery with hearing and mastoid reconstruction (Radboud Medical Centre, Nijmeggan, Netherlands), and surgery for advanced cholesteatoma (Madras ENT Research Foundation, Chennai, India), respectively. He undertook the Graham Fraser Memorial fellowship in surgery for auditory implantation (Sydney, Australia).

Mr Mehta has a specialist interest in auditory implantation surgery, endoscopic ear surgery and local anaesthetic ear surgery.

Research interests

Mr Mehta won the Royal College of Surgeons research fellowship (2012) and was awarded the Wellcome Trust research grant (2013) to undertake his PhD on health informatics/datascience at UCL.

He is an BRC honorary clinical associate professor at the Ear Institute, UCL, where he supervises PhD and MSc students. His current research relates to the use of artificial intelligence in hearing loss, improving outcomes from cochlear implantation, sudden onset hearing loss, and ototoxicity (drug-related hearing loss).

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Guidelines on the surgical management of sleep disorders: A systematic review. Mandavia R, Mehta N, Veer V. Laryngoscope. 2019 May 1. doi: 10.1002/lary.28028.

Investigating the nasal cycle using unilateral peak nasal inspiratory flow and acoustic rhinometry minimal cross-sectional area measurements. Tan M, Whitcroft K, Mehta N, Schilder A, Leung T, Andrews PJ, Clin Otolaryngol. 2019 Feb 15

National prospective observational study of inpatient management of adults with epistaxis - a National Trainee Research Collaborative delivered investigation. INTEGRATE (UK National ENT research trainee network) Rhinology. 2019 Jan 5. doi: 10.4193/Rhin18.239. [Epub ahead of print]

Epistaxis and mortality. INTEGRATE. J Laryngol Otol 2018;1–6.Epistaxis 2016: national audit of management. INTEGRATE, J Laryngol Otol. 2017 Dec;131(12):1131-1141

Effectiveness of UK provider financial incentives on quality of care: a systematic review. Mandavia R, Mehta N, Schilder A, Mossialos E., Br J Gen Pract. 2017 Nov;67(664):e800-e815

Can trainees design and deliver a national audit of epistaxis management? A pilot of a secure web-based audit tool and research trainee collaboratives.Mehta N, Williams RJ, Smith ME, Hall A, Hardman JC, Cheung L, Ellis MP, Fussey JM, Lakhani R, McLaren O, Nankivell PC, Sharma N, Yeung W, Carrie S, Hopkins C.

Antibiotic prescribing in patients with self-reported sore throat.Mehta N, Schilder A, Fragaszy E, E R Evans H, Dukes O, Manikam L, Little P, Smith SC, Hayward A. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2017 Mar 1;72(3):914-922

Shared Decision Making and Choice for Elective Surgical Care: A Systematic Review. Boss EF, Mehta N, Nagarajan N, Links A, Benke JR, Berger Z, Espinel A, Meier J, Lipstein EA. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Mar;154(3):405-20.Chapter 30

Ear, nose and throat and eye disease, Frances Vaz & Nishchay Mehtain: Kumar and Clark's Clinical Medicine, 9th Edition ISBN-10: 9780702066016

A twin-center study of nasal tip numbness following septorhinoplasty or rhinoplasty. Jaberoo MC, De Zoysa N, Mehta N, Prasad V, Heywood R, Saleh H, Marais J. Ear Nose Throat J. 2016 Feb;95(2):E18-21.

Sudden onset hearing loss--causes, investigations and management. Foden N, Mehta N, Joseph T. Aust Fam Physician. 2013 Sep;42(9):641-4.

Multidisciplinary difficult airway simulation training: two-year evaluation and validation of a novel training approach at a District General Hospital based in the UK. Mehta N, Boynton C, Boss L, Morris H, Tatla T.

Improved quality of life in adults undergoing tonsillectomy for recurrent tonsillitis. Is adult tonsillectomy really a low priority treatment? Powell HR, Mehta N, Daly N, Watters GW. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2012 Dec;269(12):2581-4.

A repeat audit of Action on ENT baseline standards in otolaryngology departments in England, UK: how we do it. Persaud RA1, Rennie CE, Mehta N, Narula AA. Clin Otolaryngol. 2011 Feb;36(1):77-81.

Evidence Based Management of Bell’s Palsy. Mehta N, Ifeacho S, Narula A Journal of ENT Masterclass 2009 Vol 2:1 pg 119-124

Accuracy of Diffusion-Weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging In The Diagnosis of Cholesteatoma. Mehta N. Journal of International Advanced Otology 2009 Vol5:3 pg 23

Passive Restraint of an uncooperative child Mehta N, Persaud R Clin Otolaryngol 2009 Jun;34(3):264.

Synchronous Clear Cell Carcinoma at Base of Tongue with Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma. Mehta N, Simo R. Journal of Laryngology & Otology, Volume 120, Issue 10, e36, pg 3-4 (2006)

Blood pressure, Heart Rate and Stress Reactivity in the Adult Offspring of Rats Fed a Globally Restricted Diet During Pregnancy. Mehta N, Taylor P. Pediatric Research 53(6), pg430 (2003)

Exaggerated Cardiovascular Stress Responses In The Hypertensive Adult Offspring of Lard-Fed Dams. Mehta N. Pediatric Research 53(6)pg431 (2003)