Mr David Selvadurai


Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)

Clinical Interests

  • All aspects of ear problems in adults and children
  • Balance disorders
  • Menieres disease
  • Hearing problems
  • Grommets
  • Implantable hearing aids
  • Cochlear implants



Mr Selvadurai was appointed to his NHS Consultant post in August 2004. His special interests are diseases of the ear (otology) and ENT problems in children, he also provides a general ENT service to adults. Mr Selvadurai is the Cochlear Programme Director at St George’s Hospital. Mr Selvadurai began his medical career in London qualifying from St Bartholomew’s Medical School (London University) with Distinction in Surgery in 1992. He then moved to the Midlands where he trained in general surgery before specialising in ENT. His ENT specialist training was undertaken at The Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham and the Royal Infirmary in Leicester and Derby. He obtained Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in both Clinical Surgery in general and Otolaryngology before being awarded a place on the Specialists Register of the General Medical Council.

During his training Mr Selvadurai completed an otology research thesis and was awarded several prizes for this work. He was then awarded a Doctor of Medicine degree based on this thesis. He was awarded the Graham Fraser Memorial Fellowship in 2004 and spent 8 months in Sydney, Australia where he was trained by the famous ear surgeon and pioneer of cochlear implantation, Professor Bill Gibson. Mr Selvadurai was also awarded funding to act as a clinical observer at the Boston Children’s Hospital, which is the main paediatric facility of the Harvard Medical School.

Here he observed the work of some of the world’s most pioneering paediatric otolaryngologists. Mr Selvadurai was granted Fellowship of the American College of Surgeons in 2009. Mr Selvadurai provides an otology service to adults and children through his work at St George’s Hospital, Tooting and provides a general paediatric service at The Queen Mary Children’s Hospital in Carshalton. At St George’s he is the most senior of three surgeons whose sub speciality interest is ear surgery. He is also the surgeon in charge of the Cochlear Implant Programme and Auditory Implant Service.

His busy NHS schedule ensures that he performs major ear surgery virtually every working week but continues to perform more straightforward surgery such as children’s tonsillectomies, grommet insertion and adenoidectomy regularly. Mr Selvadurai is married with 3 children (including a set of twins) and he lives in South West London. 

NHS Hospitals

St George’s Hospital