Why choose me?

Darren Gillett was educated and grew up in West London. Prior to his entry into Guys and St Thomas’ medical school in 1990, he was awarded an academic scholarship, by ‘The English Speaking Union’, to an American University for one year. This provided a valuable academic and social experience.  During Medical school, Mr Gillett pursued his interest in sport, receiving his colours for golf and football. He qualified as a doctor in 1995.

He worked in a number of busy posts in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery and A&E in southeast England during his general surgical training, before taking up an ENT position at The Royal Ear, Nose and Throat Hospital in London.  During this time he became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, and was awarded The Diploma of Laryngology and Otology. His ENT training gave him experience and expertise not only in District General Hospitals, but also in tertiary referral centres such as Guys, Kings & St Thomas’ Hospitals, and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children. He also developed a particular subspecialty interest in Otology (diseases of the Ear) and Ear Surgery.

In 2006 he was awarded an observership at The Causse Ear Clinic, Bezier, France, by the prestigious TWJ foundation.

In 2008, Mr Gillett was appointed as a Consultant ENT Surgeon at The Homerton NHS Foundation Trust, St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London Hospitals. The role at Homerton University Hospital provides exposure to a wide range of adult and paediatric Ear, Nose and Throat pathology, and is a very rewarding practice. He has been responsible for developing the ENT department at this site. He enjoys supervising regional trainees, teaching medical students and lecturing other doctors within the trust.

Mr Gillett decided to focus his private work in North London, and Hertfordshire as he lives in Hertfordshire. This provides continuity of care to his patients. He has established a good rapport with the local General Practitioners, offering advice and support when needed.

Mr Gillett is a well respected colleague, seeing patients from around the South East of England. He has published over 20 peer reviewed articles.

Mr Gillett lives in St Albans with his wife and young twin boys. He remains a very keen golfer (handicap 5), and enjoys tennis, cycling and walking.