Miss Elfy Chevretton FRCS, MS is a consultant ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgeon who has worked at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust since 1993.
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.
From 1997 Elfy has developed a dedicated weekly voice clinic service, which 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 general population. Looking forward, Elfy and the team are developing a monthly specialist voice clinic for the performing arts.
Elfy qualified from St George’s Hospital, London in 1978 having obtained an intercalated honours BSc in pharmacology.
She completed a Master of Surgery 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.
- Zimmer Fellowship Prize for her master of surgery research, 1991.
Elfy has published over 40 articles in peer reviewed medical and scientific journals as well as a number of abstracts and has authored three book chapters in major texts of ENT.