Professor Paul O’Flynn FRCS graduated with an MBBS from University College London in 1982.

After training posts in London and the Midlands he was appointed Consultant ENT/Head and Neck Surgeon at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital in 1993 and subsequently transferred to London's University College Hospital in 2005.

He was Lead ENT Head and Neck surgeon at UCLH, Chair of the Head and Neck Multi-Disciplinary Team and Chair of the North London Cancer Network, Head & Neck tumour board prior to the formation of Cancer London.

At UCLH on 7 July 2005 he was the first surgeon in attendance at A&E during the London bombings.

He has an extensive international private practice across Bahrain, Oman, UAE, Qatar, Egypt and Nigeria. He has attended three Heads of State for more than 20 years.

He was the 2013-14 President of the Laryngology & Rhinology Section at the Royal Society of Medicine.

In 2012 he was elected to the Council of the Royal College of Surgeons of England for an initial six-year term. He was re-elected by a full ballot of RCS members and fellows for a second term in April 2018.

He is Honorary Professor at the Deenanath Mangeskhar Hospital and Research Centre, Pune, India. He lectures widely and has more than 60 publications.

He is a Fellow of the Academy of Surgical Educators and holds a UK National Silver Clinical Excellence Award.