Richard Hewitt


Consultant Children’s ENT Specialist

Richard Hewitt qualified from Guys’ and St. Thomas’ Medical School, London (MB, BS 1994-2000) & Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA (2000). During his training he undertook a BSc in Clinical Anatomy during which he undertook clinical research in conjunction with Harvard Medical School.

He completed his basic surgical training in London and entered specialty training in ENT, completing the six year programme in the North Thames Region. An interest in Paediatric ENT and Head & Neck surgery further developed with time spent at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Centre, Ohio under the instruction of Dr Robin Cotton (one of the most eminent experts in the field of paediatric ENT) & the Memorial Sloane Kettering Hospital, New York under the instruction of  Professor Jatin Shah. Following higher surgical training he undertook the Great Ormond Street Hospital Fellowship in Paediatric Otolaryngology. His practice encompasses all types of ear, nose and throat problems in children. He has special interests in the management of airway obstruction in children (including laryngotracheal reconstructive surgery), and in middle ear and mastoid surgery. His practice also includes the management of routine ENT conditions in children with other complex medical problems.

In 2012, he was appointed to the Consultant Staff of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London where he conducts his NHS practice and in 2017 was the recipient of  “The Great Ormond Street Hospital Surgical Consultant of the Year” Award. He undertakes independent practice in Harley Street, at the Portland Hospital and at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.

His practice encompasses all types of ear, nose and throat problems in children and their surgical and non-surgical treatment options. These include common children’s ENT conditions such as tonsil and adenoid problems – recurrent tonsillitis, obstructive sleep apnoea, blocked nose and snoring; hearing problems; recurrent ear infections and ‘glue ear’.

Areas of sub-specialist interest and experience include children’s airway and laryngeal problems (including laryngotracheal reconstructive surgery, cricotracheal resection, tracheal resection and slide tracheoplasty surgery), children’s voice disorders, neck lumps, thyroglossal cysts, branchial cysts and sinuses; the treatment of haemangiomas, cystic hygromas and vascular malformations; and middle ear and mastoid surgery including cochlear implantation.

He has published over 50 peer-reviewed articles and several chapters in ENT and other textbooks, and is a Council Member of the Section of Laryngology & Rhinology of the Royal Society of Medicine. At Great Ormond Street Hospital he Directs the Nationwide airway service – “The Tracheal Team”. He is involved extensively with undergraduate and postgraduate training in the field and is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at University College London (UCL) & The Institute of Child Health (ICH).

He is married with three children.


All aspects of Ear, Nose and Throat surgery in children, including:

  • otitis media, ‘glue ear’, grommets
  • tonsils & adenoids
  • airway problems in children
  • open and endoscopic airway surgery
  • cochlear implantation, middle ear & mastoid surgery
  • head & neck tumour malformation surgery


Tuesday morning:  9 Harley Street
Wednesday afternoon:  9 Harley Street
Also appointments at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children


Tel: +44 (0)20 7580 2426
Fax: +44 (0)20 7436 1645