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About Sickkids
About SickKids

Adrian James, MA, BM BCh, FRCS, FRCS(ORL-HNS)

The Hospital for Sick Children
Paediatric Otorhinolaryngologist
Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery

University of Toronto
Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Phone: 416-813-6558

Brief Biography

Adrian James joined the staff at SickKids in March 2005. Since then he has developed a specialist focus in otologic surgery with a particular interest in cholesteatoma and middle ear disease. He has helped develop and promote the minimally invasive technique of endoscopic ear surgery in children. He is also a member of the anterior skull base surgery team. His research interests are in auditory science and improving outcomes from middle ear surgery. He is Secretary of the International Otology Outcome Group and an editor for the Ear, Nose & Throat Disorders Group of The Cochrane Library.

Much of Dr. James' medical training took place in the United Kingdom. He graduated from the Universities of Cambridge (Medical Sciences with an MA in Pharmacology, 1987) and Oxford (Clinical Medicine, 1990). Surgical training including experience in neurosurgery, general and plastic surgery was undertaken in Bristol, UK, and otolaryngology training based in Oxford. He completed an extended fellowship here at SickKids. This lead to a consultant appointment at the Bristol Royal Children’s Hospital in the UK, which he held for two years before returning to Toronto. Dr. James received his Doctorate of Medicine from Oxford University in 2007.


View recent papers by Dr. Adrian James on Pubmed.