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Ear, Nose and Throat

entMeet the Alder Hey ENT team. Our Consultants are:

  • Su De
  • Adam Donne
  • Ravi Sharma
  • Ray Clarke
  • Ian Street
  • Madhan Krishnan

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Raymond Clarke

Ray Clarke worked in the civil service in Ireland for a year after leaving school before deciding to study medicine. He qualified in Dublin in 1981 and trained in Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) surgery in Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield and for a short time in Brooklyn New York.He was a consultant at both the Royal Liverpool and Alder Hey but found that as a passionate advocate for the best services for children and their families he could best serve their interests by working exclusively as a paediatric ENT doctor.

Ray is an enthusiastic teacher of students and young doctors and works as a Senior Lecturer in the University of Liverpool, helping to oversee the training and development of the next generation of doctors. In 2004 Ray was awarded the ‘Silver Scalpel’ as best teacher of surgery in the NHS by the Association of Surgeons in Training and the Chief Medical Officer .He has written a number of textbooks for students and often lectures to and examines young doctors both in the UK and overseas.

Ray’s main clinical interests are in all areas of ENT conditions in children, especially airway obstruction, head and neck problems and looking after children with special needs and their families.

Sujata De

Sujata De

FRCS (ORL-HNS) Consultant Paediatric ENT Surgeon
Tel: 0151 2525900

Su graduated in New Delhi, India, in 1995 and trained in hospitals in the West Midlands and Merseyside regions. She gained her Fellowship in Paediatric Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London.

Her specialities and areas of interest are Children’s ear, nose and throat conditions, paediatric airway problems and surgery, the ENT aspects of craniofacial anomalies and Bone Anchored Hearing Aids (BAHA).

Adam DonneAdam Donne

Adam Donne qualified from Manchester MedicalSchool in 1993. His surgical training was in the North East, Yorkshire and the North West (predominantly Manchester). In 2008, he was Paediatric Otolaryngology Fellow at the Evelina Children’s Hospital, London (Guy’s and St.Thomas’ Hospitals). He became Consultant in Paediatric Otolaryngology at Alder Hey in 2009.

His is trained to manage all Paediatric ear, nose and throat problems but has particular interest in Human Papillomavirus, Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis, airway/breathing problem diagnosis and treatment, Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA) and children’s ear problems.

He was awarded a Royal College of Surgeons of England Research Fellowship and a PhD for the study of Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis.  As an Honorary Senior Lecturer at theUniversity of Liverpool he is actively pursuing multiple research projects in this area but has recently broadened

his research to include study on the effect of Propranolol on haemangiomas and evaluation of obstructive sleep apnoea.

Mr RaviSharmaRavi Sharma

MBBS, FRCS(ORL-HNS), FRCS(Ed), DLO, M Phil, PGCERT Medical Education.

Tel: 0151 252 5798 (direct line) Fax: 0151 252 5942

My practice involves airway assessment and treatment of children with complex breathing disorders. My interests lie in diagnosing, investigating and treatment of children with blocked noses, hearing problems and sleep disorders arising from enlarged tonsil and adenoids. I have a special interest in treatment of drooling and Nose allergy in children.
I am the department lead for the regional Cleft services providing hearing surgery and airway assessment for children with cleft palate, serving the population of the North West, North Wales and the Isle of Man. I qualified at Delhi, India, in 1987. I have extensive overseas experience working in India and Bahrain.

Outside my professional work, I am a family man with a lovely wife and two beautiful daughters at high school. My Wife is extremely supportive despite being in full time employment herself. We encourage good family virtues in our children and have fun cycling and walking together.I enjoy meeting people, travelling and reading books.

Ian StreetIan Street

Ian qualified from the RCSI in Dublin in 1997.

He was a Brigade Medical Officer for the 7th Infantry Brigade of the Singapore Army, subsequently going on to do basic surgical training in Singapore.

Ian trained in Otolaryngology in Brighton, Birmingham and South Yorkshire and was the Paediatric ENT Fellow at Sheffield Children’s Hospital in 2013.

Ian has an interest in general paediatric ENT disease, with a particular interest in Day Case Surgery.

ENT Nurse Practitioner

Alison Flynn- Paediatric ENT Nurse Practitioner


I have been nursing for thirty one years working in both the adult and paediatric nursing. Always having a surgical focus to my career but now specialising in paediatric ENT as a nurse practitioner My role is varied running nurse led services, along with service improvement and liaison, for all children and their families with ENT health problems. Whilst also developing training, research and practice that is evidence based for all health professionals and children and their families. My role is key to both families and staff within the acute trust, and also extends into the community, education and social care where best practice is shared. I have a special interest in children and families with tracheostomies and deliver training on tracheostomy clinical skills. I also deliver a tongue tie service.

Outpatient Nurses (nurse-led ear dressing clinic)

  • Anita Lee

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