Professional background

Samit Unadkat is a fellowship trained consultant rhinologist, facial plastic and ENT surgeon. He won the Dr Harold Edwards scholarship to read medicine at Imperial College London and has undertaken his foundation, basic and higher surgical training in London. He was ranked second place nationally to secure a place on the North Thames ENT surgical training programme and has completed with his training at various centres of excellence including The Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital, Charing Cross Hospital and St Bartholomew's & The Royal London Hospitals. He then won the Royal College of Surgeons of England advanced rhinology & facial plastic surgery fellowship at Charing Cross & The Royal Brompton Hospitals - one of the few fellowships in Europe dedicated to both complex rhinology and rhinoplasty surgery.

Whilst he sees the full breadth of ENT disorders, his primary focus and subspecialist interest is in patients with structural and functional nasal disorders.

Internationally, Mr Unadkat is involved in representing the speciality and is the inaugural president of the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery (EAFPS) junior members board.

Research interests

1. Nasal vasculitis
2. "Awake" nasal surgery (surgery under local anaesthesia)
3. Quality of life outcomes after functional septorhinoplasty surgery
4. The nasal airway in obstructive sleep apnoea



Jul 2020: Magill JC, Unadkat S, Bullock E, Ferguson MS, Rennie C, Grant WE, Saleh HA. Rhinology in the COVID-19 era; our experience from a rhinology tertiary referral hospital and implications for future practice. Clin Otolaryngol. 2020 Jul 31. doi: 10.1111/coa.13617.

Jul 2020: Unadkat SN, Pendolino AL, Kwame I, Swift A, Pusey C, Gantous A, Andrews PJ. Nasal reconstructive surgery for vasculitis affecting the nose: our two-centre international experience. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2020 Nov;277(11):3059-3066.

Jul 2020: Pendolino AL, Unadkat S, Zhang H, Pendolino M, Bianchi G, Randhawa PS, Andrews PJ. The role of surgery in antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitides affecting the nose and sinuses: A systematic review. SAGE Open Med. 2020 Jul 1;8:2050312120936731.

Jul 2020: 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 Plast Surg Aesthet Med. 2020 May 22. doi: 10.1089/fpsam.2020.0022. Epub ahead of print

Jun 2020: Unadkat SN, Andrews PJ, Bertossi D, D'Souza A, Joshi A, Shandilya M, Saleh HA. Response to Whitehead et al. re: "Recovery of Elective Facial Plastic Surgery in the Post-Coronavirus Disease 2019 Era: Recommendations from the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery Task Force". Facial Plast Surg Aesthet Med. 2020 Jun 10. doi: 10.1089/fpsam.2020.0289.

May 2020: Unadkat SN, Andrews PJ, Bertossi D, D'Souza A, Joshi A, Shandilya M, Saleh HA. Recovery of Elective Facial Plastic Surgery in the Post-Coronavirus Disease 2019 Era: Recommendations from the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery Task Force. Facial Plast Surg Aesthet Med. 2020 Jul/Aug;22(4):233-237. doi: 10.1089/fpsam.2020.0258.

Feb 2020: Dimitrov L, Unadkat S, Khanna A, Rennie C, Saleh H. ENT training amongst general practitioners: results from a questionnaire. J Laryngol Otol. 2020 Feb 14:1-7. doi: 10.1017/S0022215120000201.

Feb 2020: Pendolino AL, Randhawa P, Unadkat S, Andrews PJ. Septoplasty for nasal obstruction. Lancet. 2020;15;395(10223):493

Feb 2020: Unadkat SN, Pendolino AL, Joshi A, Bhalla R, Woolford T, D’Souza A, Randhawa PS, Saleh HA, Andrews PJ. 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;277(2):475-482

Sep 2019: Spinos D, Unadkat S, Grant W. Transnasal transpterygoid approach to sphenoid wing meningoceles as treatment for refractory epilepsy. BMJ Case Rep. 2019 Sep 19;12(9). pii: e229661

Jul 2019: Unadkat S, Rennie C, Saleh H. Cerebrospinal fluid leak post septorhinoplasty surgery. B-ENT. 2019;15:143-145

Jun 2019: Pendolino AL, Kwame I, Poirrier A, Rouhani MJ, Unadkat S, Preti G, Ottaviano G, Andrews PJ, Kotecha B. A pilot study to determine the effects of nasal co-phenylcaine on drug-induced sedation endoscopy. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2019; 276(9):2603:2609

Dec 2018: Unadkat S, Rennie C, Grant W. Endoscopic transnasal image-guided approach to securing diagnosis in orbital apex and optic canal lesions. J Laryngol Otol. 2019;133(6):501-507

Dec 2018: Apaydin F, Stanic L, Unadkat S, Saleh HA. Postoperative care in aesthetic rhinoplasty patients. Facial Plast Surg. 2018;34:553-560

Aug 2018: Zhang, Y, Unadkat SN, Rennie CE, Saleh HA. Onodi cell mucocele causing unilateral visual loss: a case study. Open J Otolaryngol 2018;1:15-18

Aug 2018: Vakharia N, Unadkat S, Stimpson P, Papesch M. Case Report – Bilateral vocal cord palsy following hemithyroidectomy. Open J Otolaryngol 2018;1:19-22

Feb 2018: Unadkat SN, Adams A, Richards P, Bajaj Y. Paediatric aneursymal bone cyst: not as easy as ABC. J Surg Case Rep. 2018(2):rjy008

Jan 2018: Unadkat SN, Kanzara T Watters GW. Necrotising otitis externa in the immunocompetent patient: a case series. J Laryngol Otol. 2018; 132:71-74

Dec 2017: Unadkat S (as co-author of INTEGRATE). Epistaxis 2016: national audit of management. J Laryngol Otol. 2017;131:1131-1141

Jun 2017: Liu ZW, Fox R, Unadkat S, Farrell R. A retrospective study of ultrasound and FNA cytology investigation of thyroid nodules: working towards combined risk stratification. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2017; 274:2537-2540

May 2013: Radford PD, Unadkat SN, Rollin M, Tolley NS. Disinfection of flexible fibre-optic nasendoscopes out-of-hours: confidential telephone survey of ENT units in England – 10 years on. J Laryngol Otol 2013; 127(5): 489-493

Jan 2013: Raval P, Unadkat SN, Kirthi V, Gould S. Rare and unusual metastases of a Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumour. J Pak Med Assoc 2013; 63:148-149

May 2012: Kar A, Unadkat SN. Letter: Tracing the roots of Advanced Trauma & Life Support in the US. Ann R Coll Surg Engl (Suppl) 2012; 94: 67-68

Dec 2010: Unadkat SN, Talwar R, Tolley NS. The eye in the neck: removal of a sewing needle from the posterior pharyngeal wall. Case Report Med 2010; 2010: 608343

Mar 2010: Unadkat SN, Leff DR, Teoh TG, Rai R, Darzi AW, Ziprin P. Anorectal symptoms during pregnancy: how important is trimester? Int J Colorectal Dis 2010 Mar; 25(3): 375-9