Neil Tan is a Consultant Rhinologist at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in the United Kingdom. He completed his ENT training in the East of England and during this period spent two years in Adelaide, Australia where, under the supervision of Prof PJ Wormald, he was awarded a PhD with distinction investigating the role of intracellular bacteria in the pathogenesis of Chronic Rhinosinusitis. After completing training, he undertook two years of sub-speciality fellowships in Anterior and Lateral Skull Base Surgery at Addenbroke’s Hospital, Cambridge and in Advanced Rhinology and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery in Adelaide, Australia as fellow to Prof PJ Wormald and Prof Alkis Psaltis.
He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Exeter Medical School and Research Lead for the British Rhinologic Society and the NIHR Clinical Research Network South West Peninsula. He is a council member of the British Rhinologic Society and British Otorhinolaryngology & Allied Sciences Research Society.
He has a keen interest in medical education and postgraduate training having completed a Master of Education with distinction at the University of Cambridge and currently Chairs the Speciality Training Committee of ENT Trainees in the South West of England. He has taught at FESS courses in North America, Australia and the UK.