David Whinney has lived in Truro with his family since 2001. He works at both The Duchy Hospital, Truro, and the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust.
He is experienced in all aspects of Ear Nose and Throat Surgery, with the following special areas of interest:
- Otology (hearing loss, vertigo, middle ear surgery)
- Rhinology (functional nasal deformity, rhinosinusitis, disorders of sense of smell)
- Paediatric ENT (including hearing loss, obstructive sleep apnoea, disorders of the tonsils and adenoids) – please note that paediatric ENT services are not accommodated at Duchy and only for NHS patients at RCH
Mr Whinney completed his basic medical training at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School (qualifying in 1989) and went on to basic surgical training in Bristol, Cardiff and London. He undertook Higher Surgical Training in ENT Surgery (Otolaryngology) whilst working in both district general and teaching hospitals. He trained at national centres of excellence: The Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and Great Ormond Street Hospitals where he received additional subspecialty training in Otology/Neurotology and Paediatric Otolaryngology. He was awarded a TWJ Fellowship to undertake a period of research at the University of California, San Francisco; during this period he researched Cochlear Implant designs.