Professor Valerie Lund CBE
Valerie Lund is Professor Emeritus of Rhinology at the Ear Institute, University College London and is an Honorary Consultant ENT Surgeon at the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital, University College Hospital London.
She deals with all nose and sinus conditions with a particular interest in sinonasal tumours and has been involved in endoscopic sinus surgery and its extended applications since the early 1980’s.
She has held a number of national and international administrative posts including the Chief Editor of ‘Rhinology’ (2004-14), General Secretary of the European Rhinologic Society (2008-16) and President of ENT-UK (2012-15). She is Co-Chairman of the European Academy of Allergy & Clinical Immunology Taskforce on Rhinosinusitis (EPOS).
She was an elected member of the Council of the Royal College of Surgeons of England from 1995 to 2006, was Chairman of the Intercollegiate Examination Board in Otolaryngology until 2007 and previously chaired Women in Surgical Training (WIST).
In 2008 she was awarded a CBE for services to medicine and in 2009 was elected to the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. In 2016 she was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Medicine from the Universities of Brighton and Sussex for services to medicine and to women in surgery and in September 2017 was made an Honorary Fellow of the America College of Surgeons.