FRCS (Eng) - Fellow of The Royal College of Surgeons of England
DCH - Diploma in Child Health
CCT - Accreditation in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Michael Kuo is a children's ear, nose and throat surgeon with a comprehensive paediatric otolaryngological practice at The Children's Hospital. He has a particular interest in paediatric head and neck diseases, thyroid swellings, abnormalies of voice, airway problems and congenital hearing disorders. He also contributes to the multidisciplinary paediatric cleft lip and palate programme. At the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Michael provided a general adult otolaryngological practice from 2001-2010. Combining his passions for music and surgery, he collaborated with speech therapists and a voice consultant to provide a laryngological service to professional voice users.
Michael graduated from the University of Birmingham and was trained in otolaryngology on the West Midlands Higher Surgical Training Programme. A fluent Cantonese speaker, he also trained under Professor William Wei at The University of Hong Kong. He has visited several centres of excellence including the John Hopkins University as an Ethicon Fellow, The Boston Children's Hospital and The Chicago Children's Memorial Hospital.
As one of the first surgical research fellows supported by the now famous Royal College of Surgeons of England research fellowship programme, Michael undertook research in the molecular genetics of head and neck cancer leading to a PhD in 2000. He continued his research as a joint Medical Research Council/Royal College of Surgeons of England Clinical Training Fellow. For his research work, he was awarded the BMA Albert McMaster Award (1998), the Xomed-Treace Prize (1999) and the Angell-James Prize (2000). In 2001, he was elected to a Hunterian Professorship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Michael is committed to both under-graduate and post-graduate clinical teaching. From 2001-2008, he coordinated the teaching programme in paediatric otolaryngology and with Paul Pracy, co-founded the Birmingham-Bristol Intercollegiate Examination Course in Otolaryngology, which is now in its tenth year. From 2005-2008, Michael chaired the education and training committee of ENT-UK and since its inception, has been on the foundation faculty of the British Paediatric Otolaryngology Course. He also contributed to continued professional development in otolaryngology as vice-president of the section of laryngology and rhinology of the Royal Society of Medicine and the honorary secretary of the British Association for Paediatric Otorhinolaryngology.
Mr Kuo is a consultant ear, nose and throat surgeon at Birmingham Children's Hospital and Honorary Consultant ear, nose and throat surgeon at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.