Hamid Daya

Hamid Daya BSc MBChB FRCS (ORL) is a Consultant ENT Surgeon with a specialist interest in Paediatric ENT currently practicing at St. George’s Hospital, London.

He is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at St George’s Medical School. 

Hamid has been in practice since 2000, during which time he developed the concept of delivering private Paediatric ENT care under the framework “ent4kids” of which he is Medical Director.

Qualifications & Specialist Training

Hamid qualified from the Universities of St. Andrews and Manchester receiving his medical degree in 1988. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1993 and completed postgraduate training in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery in London.

During his training he became fascinated by the field of Paediatric ENT and completed his training with a Fellowship in Paediatric ENT at the world renowned Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada.

Professional Affiliations

  • ENT UK

  • The British Association of Paediatric Otolaryngology

  • The European Society of Paediatriic Otolaryngology

  • The American Academy of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery

  • The Royal Society of Medicine

  • The Royal College of Surgeons of England

  • The British Medical Association

Voluntary Work

In addition to his professional career as an ENT Surgeon, Hamid has a particular interest in the promotion of ENT care in the developing world and has travelled to many different countries including Ghana, Tanzania and Cambodia on research and surgical trips. 

He has served on the on the Board of Directors for “Sound Seekers”, a charity with a mission to improve the lives of the hearing impaired in developing countries. 


Management of third branchial pouch anomalies - an evolution of a minimally invasive technique.

Wong PY, Moore A, Daya H.

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2014 Mar;78(3):493-8


Customised ear moulds: a viable alternative to cosmetic ear surgery.

Hall A, Ahmed T, Mehta D, Daya H.

Arch Dis Child. 2012 Apr;97(4):335. doi: 10.1136


Closed rhinoplasty approach for excision of nasal dermoids.

Harris RL, Daya H.

J Laryngol Otol. 2010 May;124(5):538-42.

. Epub 2009 Dec 11.

Paediatric eosinophilic oesophagitis presenting to the otolaryngologist.

Harris R, Mitton S, Chong S, Daya H.

J Laryngol Otol. 2010 Jan;124(1):96-100.


Cervicofacial nontuberculous mycobacterium lymphadenitis in children: is surgery always necessary?

Harris RL, Modayil P, Adam J, Sharland M, Heath P, Planche T, Daya H.

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2009 Sep;73(9):1297-301.


Antenatal carbimazole and choanal atresia: a new embryopathy.

Wolf D, Foulds N, Daya H.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006 Sep;132(9):1009-11.


Audit of the multidisciplinary management of orbital infection secondary to sinusitis.

Eze N, Lo S, Daya H.

J Eval Clin Pract. 2005 Dec;11(6):522-4. No abstract available.


Aneurysmal bone cyst of the spine.

Giddings CE, Bray D, Stapleton S, Daya H.

J Laryngol Otol. 2005 Jun;119(6):495-7.


Ectopic thymus presenting as a subglottic mass: diagnostic and management dilemmas.

Pai I, Hegde V, Wilson PO, Ancliff P, Ramsay AD, Daya H.

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2005 Apr;69(4):573-6. Epub 2005 Jan 20.


Retropharyngeal and parapharyngeal infections in children: the Toronto experience.

Daya H, Lo S, Papsin BC, Zachariasova A, Murray H, Pirie J, Laughlin S, Blaser S.

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2005 Jan;69(1):81-6.


Solitary infantile myofibroma compromising the airway.

Eze N, Pitkin L, Crowley S, Wilson P, Daya H.

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2004 Dec;68(12):1533-7.


Visibility of puncture sites after external osteotomy in rhinoplastic surgery.

Hinton AE, Hung T, Daya H, O'Connell M.

Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2003 Sep-Oct;5(5):408-11.


Nontuberculous mycobacterial cervical adenitis: a ten-year retrospective review.

Panesar J, Higgins K, Daya H, Forte V, Allen U.

Laryngoscope. 2003 Jan;113(1):149-54.


Microbiologic findings and risk factors for antimicrobial resistance at myringotomy for tympanostomy tube placement--a prospective study of 601 children in Toronto.

Ford-Jones EL, Friedberg J, McGeer A, Simpson K, Croxford R, Willey B, Coyte PC, Kellner JD, Daya H; Members of the Toronto Antibiotic Resistance at Myringotomy Study Group.

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2002 Dec 2;66(3):227-42.



Nasal nitric oxide in children: a novel measurement technique and normal values.

Daya H, Qian W, McClean P, Haight J, Zamel N, Papsin BC, Forte V.

Laryngoscope. 2002 Oct;112(10):1831-5


[Surgical techniques and complications of pediatric cochlear implantation].

Gysin C, Papsin BC, Daya H, Nedzelski J.

Schweiz Med Wochenschr. 2000;Suppl 125:52S-54S. French.


Factors contributing to limited open-set speech perception in children who use a cochlear implant.

Gordon KA, Daya H, Harrison RV, Papsin BC.

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2000 Dec 1;56(2):101-11.


Surgical outcome after paediatric cochlear implantation: diminution of complications with the evolution of new surgical techniques.

Gysin C, Papsin BC, Daya H, Nedzelski J.

J Otolaryngol. 2000 Oct;29(5):285-9.



Changes in educational placement and speech perception ability after cochlear implantation in children.

Daya H, Ashley A, Gysin C, Papsin BC.

J Otolaryngol. 2000 Aug;29(4):224-8.


Pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma of the head and neck: is there a place for surgical management?

Daya H, Chan HS, Sirkin W, Forte V.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2000 Apr;126(4):468-72.


Hypoxia depresses nitric oxide output in the human nasal airways.

Haight JS, Qian W, Daya H, Chalmers P, Zamel N.

Laryngoscope. 2000 Mar;110(3 Pt 1):429-33.


Pediatric vocal fold paralysis: a long-term retrospective study.

Daya H, Hosni A, Bejar-Solar I, Evans JN, Bailey CM.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2000 Jan;126(1):21-5.



The role of a graded profile analysis in determining candidacy and outcome for cochlear implantation in children.

Daya H, Figueirido JC, Gordon KA, Twitchell K, Gysin C, Papsin BC.

Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 1999 Aug 5;49(2):135-42.


Assessment of cochlear damage after pneumococcal meningitis using otoacoustic emissions.

Daya H, Amedofu G, Woodrow CJ, Agranoff D, Brobby G, Agbenyega T, Krishna S.

Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 1997 May-Jun;91(3):248-9.