Caring for the health of your nose and sinuses
Caring for the health of your nose and sinuses





Advanced Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery Fellowship

Mr Baskaran Ranganathan has been appointed to this position until October 2017. Baskaran is a post-qualification ENT specialist from the UK. He has a very strong academic background, and is a keen trainer in his own right. He has expressed an interest in developing a sub-specialist interest in advanced rhinology/reconstructive and endoscopic skull base surgery.


Previous Fellows:

December 2011 - September 2012 Miss Sadie Khwaja; Consultant ENT Surgeon & Rhinologist, Stepping Hill Hospital

September 2012 - February 2013 Dr Anders Bilde; Associate Professor, Rigshospitalet (Copenhagen University Hospital), Copenhagen, Denmark

February 2013 - September 2013 Dr Ofer Gluck; Associate Professor, Soroka University Medical Centre, Be'er Sheva, Israel

October 2013 - September 2014 Dr Luke Reid; Consultant Rhinologist, Melbourne, Australia

October 2014 - September 2015 Mr David Whitehead; Consultant ENT Surgeon and Rhinologist, Southampton

October 2015 - October 2016 Dr Rebecca Field; Consultant Rhinologist, Christchurch Hospital, New Zealand


Next Fellow:

The October 2017 to October 2018 fellowship position will be advertised on NHS Jobs in due course. More details will follow shortly. I am already receiving great interest in our fellowship post from the UK and further afield up to and including 2020. I strongly encourage you to strengthen your curriculum vitae in the relevant areas, academic and clinical experience, and to plan well in advance if you are considering applying for our fellowship.

Applications for the October 2016 - September 2017 position are now closed. The fellowship was advertised on the NHS Jobs website ( The closing date for applications was August 2016. The post will commence from November 2016 for a period of 12 months. The post is salaried with a nominal on-call commitment, and includes a budget for study leave. The successful candidate will be expected to help in the organisation of the Manchester Cadaveric Dissection Courses ( and, and to positively contribute to the development of the Manchester Nose and Sinus Centre and its ethos.

More information about the October 2017 - October 2018 fellowship will be advertised on this page in due course. For further details, monitor the website or contact Mr Bhalla's NHS secretary.




3rd Manchester Advanced Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Dissection Course

4th - 6th December 2017

Manchester Surgical Skills And Simulation Centre, University of Manchester

Course Director, Mr RK Bhalla

Course website and booking information


British Rhinological Society Annual Meeting

May 19th, 2017

Registration for this meeting will open in due course.


8th Manchester Sinus, Rhinoplasty and Nasal Plastics Cadaveric Dissection Course

5th - 8th June 2017

Manchester Surgical Skills and Simulation Centre, University of Manchester

Course Director, Mr RK Bhalla

Bookings for this course are now being taken at nose-manchester


Facial Plastics Society UK ENT Annual Meeting

March 24th 2017

This meeting will be hosted by the Manchester Convention Centre