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Dr Gerald Brookes graduated in Medicine from the University of Sheffield. He trained in general Ear, Nose & Throat surgery at Bristol Royal Infirmary and King’s College Hospital in London. Specialised training in Otology, Neuro-Otology and Skull Base Surgery was undertaken at The London Hospital and the University of Michigan, USA. In 1984 he was appointed as Consultant Neuro-Otologist, ENT & Skull Base Surgeon at The National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, Queen Square and The Royal National Throat, Nose & Ear Hospital, London. Subsequently he was appointed Honorary Senior Lecturer in Otolaryngology at the Institute of Neurology and Institute of Laryngology and Otology. He has published well over 100 original articles and 8 book chapters especially on Ear and Balance disorders including Meniere’s disease, Acoustic Neuroma and other Skull Base conditions, and neurologically related ENT disorders including Laryngeal Dystonia.
Dr Brookes is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, the Royal Society of Medicine, the British Association of Otolaryngologists-Head & Neck Surgeons, the American Neurotological Society, the British Society of Otology, the British & European Skull Base Societies and a Member of the Otorhinolaryngology Research (ORS) Society. He is also a Medical Advisor to the British Acoustic Neuroma Association (BANA).
Dr Brookes founded The Harley Street ENT Clinic in 2004 with Dr Natalie Brookes, his wife and Consultant Rhinologist and ENT Surgeon. He resigned from the National Health Service in 2010 and is now a fully private ENT specialist, but continues an NHS Neurolaryngology Clinic, for the optimum management of patients with neurological voice disorders which he pioneered in 1988.
MB ChB – Sheffield University Medical School, 1974
FRCS Otolaryngology – Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 1979
SAC accreditation – Surgical Advisory Committee accreditation in Otolaryngology, 1983
Down’s Travelling Scholarship – Royal Society of Medicine, 1981
Runner-up in BUPA sponsored ‘Doctor of the Year’ competition, 1981
(Subject: Nutrition in head and neck cancer)
TWJ Clinical & Research Fellowship Neurotology & Skull Base Surgery – University of Michigan, USA, 1982.
Adele was experiencing dizziness and balance problems so severe that she could barely function. In desperation, after consulting her GP to no avail, she got in touch with Channel 4’s Embarrassing Bodies team. The show then contacted Dr Gerald Brookes, who was able to diagnose her rare condition as Basilar Migraine.
Related link: Embarrassing Bodies
Catherine Eade was having dizzy spells and balance problems. When inexplicably she started suffering memory loss too, she consulted Dr Gerald Brookes at The Harley Street ENT Clinic who correctly diagnosed her problem as benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV).
Read her full story in the Daily Mail: Memory like a sieve? Why a simple ear infection may be to blame.
The Harley Street ENT Clinic looked after The X-Factor TV show contestants for many seasons. At the end of the 2010 season, Dr Gerald Brookes was interviewed by Nicky Broyd of Boots WebMD on the perils of high pressure performing.