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January 18, 2018

A Q & A with Rhinologist Simon Gane about chronic rhinosinusitis

with Chris Kelly, Founder, AbScent 

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Q. Thanks for coming back to speak with us again, Simon. For those who have not seen your previous interview, can you tell us about yourself? 

A. I’m a consultant Rhinologist (Nose Specialist) at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital in London. I studied Medicine at the University of Cape Town and trained in ENT surgery in the North London region. I have a research interest in smell and sinus disorders as well as the genetic disease Hereditary Haemorrhagic Telangiectasia and am pursuing a PhD examining a strange theory of the function of the olfactory receptor called the vibrational hypothesis. Although we have always seen patients with olfactory disorders at the RNTNEH, we are in the process of piloting a specialist smell clinic at the RNTNEH, which is something we’ve had very positive feedback on at the moment.

December 22, 2018