Sub-Specialist Fellowship Training
During his general training in ENT, Mr Trinidade developed an particular interest in diseases of the ear, hearing loss and balance disorders and decided to pursue further sub-specialist training in these areas. In 2013 he was awarded the Vivek Raut Memorial Scholarship by the TWJ Foundation, which allowed him to observe the management of patients with complex vestibular and balance problems at the Neurotology Department of the Toronto General Hospital in Canada, an experience that greatly changed his ethos on how to most effectively manage such conditions.
In 2014 he was awarded a 1-year position as an Otology & Implantation Fellow at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, UK, known for its prestigious international Otology & Skull Base Fellowship programme. Here he undertook training in the advanced surgical management of chronic ear conditions such as cholesteatoma and was involved in the cochlear implantation programme.
Little Rock, USA
On completion of his Cambridge fellowship, he was given the opportunity to do a second 1-year fellowship as an Otology & Implantation Fellow under the guidance of reknowned Dr John Dornhoffer in 2015 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. Here he learned further advanced, contemporary techniques in the management of chronic ear disease and hearing loss including specific techniques in cartilage tympanoplasty and its various applications. During this time he became a member of the Prosper Ménière Society.
These fellowships have afforded Mr Trinidade a rich, international expereince and broad knowledge base in the management of chronic ear disease, hearing loss and balance problems.