Dr. Michael Timms

Ear, Nose and Throad - Otorhinolaryngology

Al Zahra Dubai



Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery Leeds University Medical School, UK.
8 years higher training Manchester Deanery, UK as registrar, senior registrar and senior lecturer.


Scope of Practice

  • All Adult & Childrens’ ENT problems
    Endoscopic sinus surgery including complicated cases such as CSF leak, angiofibroma and other intranasal/ sinus tumours
    Epiphora (excess tears) by endoscopic DCR, 500+ cases.
    Snoring surgery
    All ear surgery including cochlear implants, other implantable devices and Stapedectomy for otosclerosis
    Coblation surgery for tonsils and adenoids
    Choanal atresia
    Laryngeal microsurgery including papillomatosis



Consultant ENT surgeon and chief of ENT, Maxillo-facial and ophthalmology, East Lancashire NHS Trust, UK. 1992 – 2010.
ENT consultant & director of Cochlear Implant Programme, King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 2010 – 2016.
Associate Professor, Al Faisal University Medical School, Riyadh, KSA.


Early adopter of Endoscopic sinus Surgery techniques in 1992. Over 6000 FESS cases.
Provided regional service for cerebrospinal fluid leaks and angiofibromas at KFSHRC, Riyadh.


Developed and published on all uses of Coblation in ENT surgery including:
Tonsils & Adenoids
Snoring surgery
Nasal & sinus tumours
Laryngeal tumours, papillomas and airway stenosis.

Lectures and live surgical demonstrations of Coblation in 42 countries worldwide.


Revived the Cochlear Implant programme at KFSHRC, Riyadh.
Dealt with fresh cases, introducing routine, simultaneous bilateral CI to the Middle East in 2012. Sub-specialised in treating complications of Cochlear Implant cases from other surgeons.


Visiting professor: Bahrain, Kuwait, Sudan, Jeddah.


Previous Roles

Regional Advisor to Royal College of Surgeons
Council Member, Royal Society of Medicine
ENT Advisor to NICE (national institute for clinical excellence).
Regional ENT Advisor to National Modernisation Agency, UK
Academic editor for Case Reports in ENT
Reviewer for Saudi Journal of Medicine

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