Mark Simmons, Birmingham Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist

After qualifying from the University of Oxford, Mark Simmons undertook his surgical training in the UK, Europe and North America. He received his general ENT training in the Northwest of England, working in all three of the Manchester Teaching Hospitals and at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

He has received additional Fellowship level training in Rhinology and Facial Plastic Surgery in Europe and North America at internationally recognised centres of excellence. He won the prestigious European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery Fellowship in 2004 and trained in the disciplines of Functional / Cosmetic Septorhinoplasty and in Facial Reconstruction for patients with skin cancer.

Mr Simmons is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) and was successful in their examinations at first attempt. He has been accredited by the Specialty Advisory Committee in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery and has been awarded his Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training by the Speciality Training Authority of the Royal Surgical Colleges. Following his Fellowship period he was successful in the North American Board Examinations in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, and subsequent to a successful audit of his Facial Plastic/Reconstructive work he has become Internationally Board Certified in this discipline. He appears on the GMC specialist ENT register (GMC number: 4037071).

As a trainee, Mr Simmons sat on both local and national training committees and continues his interest in medical education. He is an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at the medical school in Birmingham and also acts as an Examiner for the University of Birmingham. He is a member of the Court of Examiners at the Royal College of Surgeons' of England examining candidates in the Intercollegiate DoHNS Examinations.

Outside medicine, Mr Simmons is married and has two young sons. He enjoys cycling and swimming, travel, cooking and food/wine appreciation. He is a keen supporter of the local hockey club in Sutton Coldfield where his sons play.