Miss Elfy Chevretton is a Consultant ENT Surgeon that has worked at the Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust since 1993. Since 1997 Elfy has developed a dedicated weekly multidisciplinary voice clinic service, which now has three speech and language therapists and a specialist registrar. As lead clinician, she provides both a local and a tertiary voice clinic service and supports this with phonosurgery and laryngeal framework surgery. Elfy and her team see a wide variety of voice problems each week in both professional voice users and the population at large*. This is in addition to her busy general adult and paediatric ENT service. From 1993-2005 Elfy provided part of a specialist regional head and neck oncologic service and it was during that time that she furthered her interests in voice.
Elfy qualified from St George’s Hospital, London in 1978 having obtained an intercalated Honours BSc in pharmacology. She completed an MS in 1989 as a Lecturer and Honorary Registrar at The Royal London Hospital and as a Research Assistant in the Department of Experimental Pathology at St Mary’s Hospital Medical School, London. Her MS was on ’The effect of photodynamic therapy on normal muscle and muscle infiltrated by tumour’. She was awarded the Zimmer Fellowship Prize in 1991 for her research into Photodynamic Therapy.
Elfy has published over 40 articles in peer reviewed medical and scientific journals as well as a number of abstracts and has authored 3 book chapters in major texts of ENT.
Elfy is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Department of Surgery and Clinical Advisor to Guy's, King's and St Thomas' School of Medicine. She takes an active part in the teaching and training of undergraduate students and postgraduate doctors including General Practitioners. Elfy runs a biannual national ENT clinical meeting called the Semon Club - one of the oldest and most prestigious national meetings for trainees. She is an MRCS examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons.
*Elfy also offers this service at London Bridge Hospital for patients with voice problems
General ENT, management of voice disorders and microlaryngeal surgery, management of nasal and sinus conditions and ear disorders.