Iain Nixon

MBChB, FRCS-ORL, PhD

Consultant ENT / Head and Neck / Thyroid Surgeon NHS Lothian

Chair SCAN Head and Neck Cancer Group

Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer Edinburgh University

Mr Nixon is a clinical and academic ENT surgeon with interests in head and neck and thyroid cancer.  Following undergraduate and higher surgical training in Glasgow, he completed fellowship training in both Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital, London and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre, New York.  He further completed a PhD in thyroid cancer clinical outcomes in 2013 in Amsterdam University.


On return to the UK he took up a post in East Kent prior to joining the ENT Unit in Edinburgh where he is current lead for Head and Neck Cancer in South East Scotland.   His clinical interests include squamous cell carcinoma, skull base surgery and thyroid surgery.  His research interests include outcomes research, intra-operative imaging and translational proteinomics research.