Mr Simon Gane

Tel: 020 3456 5197

Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital

Community Ear, Nose & Throat Service (ENT), Ear, nose and throat services (ENT)

Professional background

Mr Simon Gane is a Consultant ENT Surgeon, appointed to the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital in 2017. He has a sub speciality interest in Rhinology, Medical Rhinology, Olfaction and Hereditary Haemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT).

His graduated from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He completed his Higher Surgical training in the North Thames Deanery.

Research interests

His research interests are in olfaction, complex medical rhinology, novel therapies for nasal disease and HHT. He is completing a PhD in the physics of the olfactory receptor in the department of Physics and Astronomy at UCL.


  • Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH): an unusual cause of airway obstruction Hoey AW, Dusu K, Gane S. BMJ Case Rep Published online: 2017–02–25
  • Plausibility of the vibrational theory of olfaction. Turin L, Gane S, Georganakis D, et al. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 2015;112:E3154.
  • Audit of nasal lysine aspirin therapy in recalcitrant aspirin exacerbated respiratory disease Rachel Howe, Rita M Mirakian, Prathap Pillai, Simon Gane, Yvonne C Darby and Glenis K Scadding World Allergy Organization Journal, 7:18 (29 Jul 2014)
  • Double-blind, Placebo Controlled Randomised Trial of Medical Therapy in Otitis Media with Effusion Glenis Kathleen Scadding, Yvonne Colette Darby, Anna Jansz, David Richards, Helen Tate and Simon Gane Advances in Life Sciences and Health 2014/09/09
  • Molecular Vibration-Sensing Component in Human Olfaction. Gane, S., Georginakis, D., Maniati, K.,Vamvakis, M., Ragoussis,N., Skoulakis, E., Turin, L. PLoS ONE, 8(1), e55780.
  • Lack of efficacy of long-term, low-dose azithromycin in chronic rhinosinusitis: a randomized controlled trial. Videler, W. J., Badia, L., Harvey, R. J., Gane, S., Georgalas, C., van der Meulen, F. W., Menger, D. J., Lehtonen, M. T., Toppila, Salmi, S. K., Vento, S. I., Hytönen, M., Hellings, P. W., Kalogjera, L., Lund, V. J., Scadding, G., Mullol, J. and Fokkens, W. J. 2011,. Allergy, 66: 1457–1468. 2011
  • Nanomedicine in otorhinolaryngology: what does the future hold? Philpott CM, Gane S, McKiernan D. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2011 Apr; 268(4):489–96. Epub 2010 Nov 27
  • What we don’t know about olfaction part 1: nostril to receptor S Gane Rhinology. 2010, vol. 48, no2, pp. 131–138
  • Diseases mimicking allergic Rhinitis SBC Gane and GK Scadding Paediatric Allergy and Immunology Volume 2009; 21(1) Part II:e114 - e118
  • Audit Service Provision in UK Hospital NHS Trusts PG Stimpson, P O’Flynn, S Gane, M Christie and RR Patel The Otolaryngologist 2007 Vol(3):139 – 141
  • Rolled auricular cartilage grafts for dorsal augmentation rhinoplasty S. Gane, S. Jayaraj, P. Andrews, C. East. J Laryngol Otol. 2004 Aug;118(8): 659–60.
  • A novel method for replacement of a blocked fine bore nasogastric tube. C Panagamuwa, S Gane, D Hajioff J Laryngol Otol. 2003 Nov, Vol: 117(11): 883–4
  • Epistaxis due to Traumatic Internal Carotid Artery Aneurysm Pandora J. Hadfield, Simon B. Gane, Susanna E. Leighton Int.J Paed Otolaryn 66 (2002) 193 – 196
  • An Unusual Nosebleed S Gane (Abstract ) J Laryngol Otol. 2002 Mar; 116(3):236–53
  • Intranasal Schwannoma S Gane (Abstract) J Laryngol Otol. 2001 Apr; 115(4):350–351
  • Non-peer reviewed publications
  • Patent application number 1513113.9 “Technique for harvesting olfactory sensory neurons from the nose” Applicants: Gurria, Gabi, Logan, Darren and Gane, Simon and Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute 24 July 2015
  • UK Patent number GB 1004800.7**:“Means for locating sub-surface metal” Applicants: Prieto Edo, Adelaida and Stoneham, Marshall and Gane, Simon and UCL Business Plc 23 March 2010
  • "Diplomatosis – The DOHNS Diploma” S.Gane BMJ Career Focus 2005 329:10

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