Professional background

Premjit Randhawa graduated from the University of Leicester and subsequently completed his higher surgical training in London (North Thames region) working in many centres of excellence and training under internationally renowned nasal and sinus surgeons.

He hold a masters in allergy which he obtained with distinction from Imperial College London.

He provides the full breadth of elective and emergency ENT services here at UCLH in both adults and children. His sub-specialist practice is in the field of rhinology and facial plastics surgery and he manages all aspects of diseases related to the nose and sinuses.

Mr Randhawa is also a surgical member of the multidisciplinary facial reanimation and craniofacial services at University College London Hospitals which offers surgical treatment to patients with facial nerve problems and facial deformities.

Research interests

Quality of life outcome measures in nasal surgery, olfaction, functional septorhinoplasty


Pendolino AL, Randhawa PS, Andrews PJ. ‘How can we reduce the use of nasal endoscopy in the outpatient setting during COVID-19?" Am J Rhinol Allergy. 2020 Jul 3:1945892420939813. doi: 10.1177/1945892420939813. Online ahead of print.

Pendolino AL, Unadkat S, Zhang H, Pendolino M, Bianchi, G, Randhawa P, Andrews P. The role of surgery in ANCA-associated vasculitides affecting the nose and sinuses: a systematic review. SAGE Open Medicine. SAGE Open Med. 2020 Jul 1;8:2050312120936731. doi: 10.1177/2050312120936731. eCollection 2020.PMID: 32676189

Pendolino AL , Jaafar M, Unadkat S, Zhang H, Randhawa P, Andrews PJ. A unilateral mucoperichondrial/mucoperiosteal flap including inferior turbinate with contralateral underlay xenograft for a large nasal septal perforation repair. Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetic Medicine; April 2020. Facial Plast Surg Aesthet Med. 2020 May 22. doi: 10.1089/fpsam.2020.0022. Online ahead of print.PMID: 32456462

Pendolino AL, Randhawa P, Unadkat S, Andrews PJ. Septoplasty for nasal obstruction. Lancet. 2020 Feb 15;395(10223):493. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(19)33013-2. PMID:

Unadkat S, Pendolino AL, Joshi A, Bhalla R, Woolford T, D'Souza A, Randhawa PS, Saleh H, Andrews P. A national survey of functional septorhinoplasty surgery performed in the United Kingdom: a clinician end-user questionnaire to assess current practice and help inform future practice. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2020 Feb;277(2):475-482. doi: 10.1007/s00405-019-05722-z. Epub 2019 Nov 12. PMID: 31720818

Kaura A, Virk JS, Joseph J, Rennie C, Singh Randhawa P, Andrews PJ. The role of unilateral nasal inspiratory peak flow in nasal obstruction-A study of 70 patients undergoing septorhinoplasty surgery. Clin Otolaryngol. 2019 May;44(3):427-430. doi: 10.1111/coa.13295. Epub 2019 Feb 28. No abstract available. PMID: 30681772

Patel B, Virk JS, Randhawa PS, Andrews PJ. The internal nasal valve: a validated grading system and operative guide. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2018 Nov;275(11):2739-2744. doi: 10.1007/s00405-018-5142-Whitcroft KL, Andrews PJ, Randhawa PS. Peak nasal inspiratory flow correlates with quality of life in functional endoscopic sinus surgery. Clin otolaryngol 2017 Dec;42(6):1187 -1192. doi: 10.1111/coa.12859. PMID: 28247540

J Joseph, PS Randhawa, J Long, S Goh, A Hannan, E Hansen, D Viel, P Andrews. Body Dysmorphic Disorder in patients undergoing septorhinoplasty surgery. Should we be performing routine screening? Clin Otolaryngol. 2017 Jun;42(3):508-513. doi: 10.1111/coa.12752. Epub 2016 Oct 5. PMID: 27627585

PS Randhawa, J Rimmer, R Govender, P O’Flynn, F Vaz. Early oral feeding after primary total laryngectomy. (In Press; ENT journal)

A prospective 4 year study of the objective and subjective outcomes of 15 patients after dynamic facial reanimation surgery. PJ Andrews, PS Randhawa, J Joseph, S Goh, Q Li, AL Poirrier, S R Saeed. Clin Otolaryngol. 2016 Dec;41(6):825-829. doi: 10.1111/coa.12574. Epub 2016 Feb 11.

PS Randhawa, N Watson, M Lechner, L Ritchie, N Choudhury, PJ Andrews. The outcome of septorhinoplasty surgery on olfactory function. Clin Otolaryngol. 2016 Feb;41(1):15-20. doi: 10.1111/coa.12463.

PJ Andrews, N Choudhury, A Takhar, AL Poirrier, T Jacques, PS Randhawa. The need for an objective measure in septorhinoplasty surgery: Are we any closer to finding an answer? Clin Otolaryngol. 2015 Dec;40(6):698-703. doi: 10.1111/coa.12455.

PS Randhawa, G Wong WE Grant (2015). Image guided frontal sinus mapping: Our technique. Arch Otolaryngol Rhinol 1(1): 010-011

A Thakar. J Stephens, PS Randhawa, AL Porreir, P Andrews. Rethinking Sino-Nasal Outcome: Validation of the Sino-Nasal Outcome Test-23 in Septorhinoplasty. Rhinology. 2014 Dec; 52(4): 320-6

JS Virk, S Tripathi, PS Randhawa, N Mendoza, J Harcourt. Tumour resection volumes and facial nerve outcomes for vestibular schwannomas. Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014 Jun; 66(2): 191-5

PS Randhawa, YJ Lee, M Lechner, J Rimmer, T Beale, S Morley, F Vaz. One-stop Triple Scanning: the way forward in head and neck cancer management? (Bulletin RCS Eng. Vol 95, Number 5, May 2013, pp. 1-4)

C Xie, H Mills, J Magill , PS Randhawa, AD Mace, PM Clarke, GS Sandhu, A Sandison, SAR Nouraei. Reducing treatment delay by improving information flow within the multidisciplinary team: a multicycle audit spiral in head and neck cancer. Clin Otolaryngol. 2012 Oct;37(5):427-8

PS Randhawa, R Cetto, G Chilvers, C Georgalas, A Narula. Long-term Quality of Life Outcomes in Children undergoing Adenotonsillectomy for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea: A Longitudinal study. Clin Otolaryngol 2011; 36: 475-481

PS Randhawa, J Ahmed, SAR Nouraei, ME Wyatt. Impact of long-term nasopharyngeal airway on health related quality of life in children with obstructive sleep apnoea due to syndromic craniosynostosis. J Craniofac Surg. 2011 Jan;22(1):125-8

PS Randhawa, SAR Nouraei, S Mansuri, JS Rubin. Allergic laryngitis as a cause of dysphonia: a preliminary report. Logoped Phoniatr Vocol 2010 Dec; 35(4):169-74.

PS Randhawa, S Mansuri, JS Rubin. Is dysphonia due to allergic laryngitis being misdiagnosed as laryngopharyngeal reflux? Logoped Phoniatr Vocol. 2010 Apr: 35(1):1-5

K Ameena-Koufi, P Seamus, PS Randhawa, SJ Leighton, ME Wyatt. Adenotonsillectomy for Sleep Disordered Breathing in children with syndromic craniosynostosis. Journal of Craniofacial Surg. 2009 Nov; 20(6):1978-80

SAR Nouraei, PS Randhawa, EF Khoury, Abdelrahim A, Cutler CR, Venkataraman A, DJ Howard, GS Sandhu. Validation of the clinical COPD questionnaire as a psychophysical outcome measure in adult Laryngotracheal stenosis. Clin Otolaryngol 2009;34:343-348

SA Nouraei, SM Nouraei, PS Randhawa, CR Butler, JC Magill, DJ Howard, GS Sandhu. Sensitivity and Responsiveness of the Medical Research Council Dyspnoea Scale to the Presence and Treatment of Adult Laryngotracheal Stenosis. Clin Otolaryngol 2008;33:575-580

AD Mace, PS Randhawa, E Woolman, MP Stearns. How we do it: Intra-operative Parathyroid Hormone Monitoring using a Laboratory based Multichannel Analyser. Clin Otolaryngol 2008; 33(2): 134-7

P Kothari, PS Randhawa, R Farrell. Rationale for Bilateral Tonsillectomy in the Treatment of Cervical Metastasis of Unknown Origin. Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2008 Jun;46(4):283-7

SAR Nouraei, PS Randhawa, PJ Andrews, HA Saleh. Nasal feminization in male-to-female transsexual patients: the role of rhinoplasty in gender reassignment. Arch Facial Plast Surg. Sept/Oct 2007;9(5):318-320

PS Randhawa, AD Mace, SAR Nouraei, MP Stearns. Primary Hyperparathyroidism: Do peri-operative biochemical variables correlate with parathyroid adenoma weight or volume? Clinical Otolaryngol. 2007 Jun; 32(3):179-84

SAR Nouraei, MA Petrou, PS Randhawa, A Singh, DJ Howard, GS Sandhu. Bacterial Colonization of Airway Stents: A Promoter of Granulation Tissue Formation Following Laryngotracheal Reconstruction. Arch Otol Head Neck Surg. Vol. 132; Oct 2006:1-5. Arch Otol Head Neck Surg. Vol. 132; Oct 2006:1-5