Clinical expertise

Chris Pepper  is the regional lead clinician for children’s head and neck lumps services at Evelina London Children’s Hospital

He provides expert care for children and babies with complex ear conditions, throat issues and breathing/airway problems, including:

  • recurrent and chronic tonsillitis
  • throat infections as well as snoring
  • enlarged adenoids resulting in sleep problems, mouth breathing and bad breath
  • glue ear and general ear infections
  • grommets
  • hearing loss
  • blocked nose and nose bleeds
  • delayed speech development

He performs treatments such as:

  • tonsillectomy and intracapsular tonsillectomy for obstructive sleep apnoea and tonsil infections
  • adenoidectomy
  • nasal cautery


Biography

Mr Chris Pepper has worked as a consultant paediatric ENT surgeon at Evelina London Children’s Hospital since 2015. He provides a regional service for children with complex airway and breathing disorders, who often have other significant medical and developmental problems.

Chris works closely with other specialists including intensive care, respiratory, cardiothoracic and paediatric surgery, sleep medicine, speech and language in a large multi-disciplinary team to offer the optimum care for each child.

He accepts referrals for all manner of swellings and lesions from GPs and specialists in London down to the South Coast.  These include enlarged salivary glands and lymph nodes, thyroid lumps, vascular anomalies (haemangiomas, venous malformations, lymphatic malformations), as well as other benign and malignant tumours in the neck, nose, and airway.  He is a member of the vascular anomaly multi-disciplinary team, and works closely with the Head and Neck Surgical team at Guy’s Hospital to offer this specialist service.

After qualifying with Distinction from Guy’s, King’s and St. Thomas’ Medical School, he was trained to a high level in each ENT subspecialty after which he was awarded a one-year specialist fellowship in Paediatric ENT at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London. During this fellowship he gained extensive expertise in treating children’s ear, nose and throat conditions, and continues to develop this in his current practice.

Education

  • 2015: Appointed to the GMC Specialist Register in Otolaryngology
  • 2014: Specialist children’s ENT fellowship, Great Ormond Street Hospital
  • 2013: Fellow, Royal College of Surgeons of England
  • 2005: Distinction and Intercalated BSc in Radiological Sciences, Guy’s, King’s and St. Thomas’ Medical School

Research

Chris is the educational supervisor for senior trainee ENT surgeons and fellows, and a member of the annual trainee review panel and Specialty Advisory Group. His commitment to training extends beyond the hospital as the co-director of monthly training days for senior ENT doctors training across London and Kent, Surrey, Sussex.

He is regularly asked to teach on various courses and is a member of the ENT Specialty Advisory Group.