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Professor Raymond Sacks
Speciality:  ORL, Head and Neck Surgery
Subspeciality:  Rhinology and Anterior Skull Base Surgery and Paediatrics
The Madison Building Surgery Suite 12
25-29 Hunter Street , Hornsby, NSW, 2077
Phone:  02 9477 3717   

Ray Sacks is Professor and Head of Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery at Macquarie University in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.  He is also a Clinical Professor at Sydney University and is the Academic Head of the Department of ENT Surgery at Concord Hospital in Sydney . He was the Chief Examiner in Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons from 2012-2014 and was the President of  the Australian and New Zealand Rhinologic Society from 2008-2013. He is a Past President of the NSW branch of the ASOHNS Society and has convened multiple conferences, Endoscopic Sinus Surgical courses and workshops throughout Australia, Asia and North and South America.
Ray is an associate editor and sits on the Editorial Boards of both the American Journal of  Rhinology and Allergy and the British Journal of Laryngology and Otology. He has published over 100 scientific papers in peer reviewed journals and 13 book chapters. He was recently awarded the Australian Society of Otolaryngology – Head and neck Surgery Medal for 2015 for “Outstanding Contribution to the Art and Science of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery” and was awarded the International Rhinology Society medal for “Distinguished service to the International Rhinologic Community” in Brazil in May this year.

Associate Professor Catherine Birman
Speciality:  ORL, Head and Neck Surgery
Subspeciality:  Otology, Paediatric ENT and Cochlear Implantation
Macquarie University Clinic Suite 402, Level 4, 2 Technology Place
Macquarie University, NSW, 2019
Phone:  02 9812 3966   
A/Prof Catherine Birman is a specialist adult and paediatric cochlear implant surgeon, otologist, and paediatric ENT surgeon with the Department of ENT at Macquarie University Hospital.  She is a Clinical Associate Professor at Sydney University and a Conjoint Professor at Macquarie University.  As well as working at Macquarie University Hospital she holds positions at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, RPAH and Hornsby Hospital. A/Prof Birman’s interests and expertise are in adult and paediatric cochlear implants, other implantable hearing devices, otology and paediatric ENT.  A/Prof Birman is one of the most experienced cochlear implant surgeons in Australia, with expertise in hearing preservation surgery, single sided deafness, very young child implantation (including the youngest child in Australia at 3 months of age) and adult congenital and progressive hearing loss requiring cochlear implantation.  This has led on to expertise in other implantable hearing devices, including BAHA, Sophono and Bonebridge along with ear surgery including cholesteatoma surgery and ossicular reconstruction.  Paediatric ENT continues to be another area of interest and experience.
A/Prof BIrman has authored multiple peer reviewed papers and presents nationally and internationally on hearing loss, cochlear implants and paediatric ENT.   She has run temporal bone workshops both here in Australia and Asia.  A/Prof Birman is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. A/Prof Birman is the Head of Department at Hornsby Hospital, Deputy Director of the Sydney Cochlear Implant Centre, and a member of the board of the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children.  She has been the past Chair and Vice-Chair of the NSW Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, and past Secretary for the Australian New Zealand Paediatric Otolaryngology Society.   

Dr Raewyn Campbell
Speciality:  ORL, Head and Neck Surgery
Subspeciality:  Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery
12/ 25-29 Hunter St
Hornsby, NSW, 2077
Phone:  02 9477 3717   
Dr Raewyn Campbell
FRACS, BMed(Hons), BAppSc(Physio), Grad Dip (Ex Sport Sc)

Raewyn is a rhinologist and skull base surgeon based at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Macquarie University Hospital and The Chris O’Brien Lifehouse in Sydney, Australia. Raewyn completed fellowships in rhinology and skull base surgery at Auckland City and North Shore Hospitals in Auckland, New Zealand, The Hospital for the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and at Ohio State University Hospital/The James Comprehensive Cancer Centre in Columbus, Ohio.
Raewyn has published over 40 journal articles and book chapters and has presented at specialist conferences all over the world. She is actively involved in teaching medical students and ear, nose and throat surgical trainees and teaches at rhinology and skull base courses internationally.

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Australasian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
Australia and New Zealand Rhinologic Society
American Rhinologic Society
American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
North American Skull Base Society
Clinical Associate Professor Ardalan Ebrahimi
Speciality:  ORL, Head and Neck Surgery
Macquarie University Hospital Level Basement 2
3 Technology Place , Macquarie University, NSW, 2109
Phone:  02 9821 4778   Fax:  02 8088 7981   Email:   
Dr Ebrahimi is a fellowship trained Head and Neck Surgeon. He completed general surgical training in Sydney in 2009 and a subsequent head and neck and  microvascular reconstructive fellowship at the Sydney Head and Neck Cancer Institute, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Dr Ebrahimi then spent two years training in the United States. The first was a fellowship in advanced head and neck oncology, microvascular reconstruction and robotic surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He then completed a Masters in Public Health at Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts. Upon returning to Australia he undertook an additional six months of fellowship at the Sydney Head & Neck Cancer Institute before commencing consultant practice. Dr Ebrahimi has expertise in the assessment and management of all benign and malignant conditions of the head and neck, including – neck lumps, parotid and submandibular gland surgery, oral and throat lesions, skin cancer, lesions of the jaw bones, thyroid and parathyroid surgery and swallowing difficulty. All of Dr Ebrahimi’s cancer patients receive comprehensive care from the multidisciplinary team at Macquarie University Hospital.
Professor Richard Harvey
Speciality:  ORL, Head and Neck Surgery
Subspeciality:  Rhinocology and Anterior Skull Base Surgery
Team:  Head & Neck Oncology, Neurooncology
67 Burton Street
Darlinghurst, NSW, 2010
Phone:  02 9360 4811   
Professor Harvey currently works as a dedicated rhinologist (nose, sinus, allergy and endoscopic sinus and skull base surgery) at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney. He is Head of Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery at the Applied Medical Research Centre of the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and is an associate professor at both UNSW and Macquarie University.

After several years of post-training fellowships, including formal fellowships in the US and UK, Professor Harvey now practices in Sydney as one of only a few dedicated rhinologists in the country. He has authored over 100 publications, abstracts and book chapters and currently sits on the editorial board for the Rhinology Journal and the International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology. Associate Professor Harvey is an associate editor for the American Journal of Rhinology and Allergy and is actively involved in research programs in Sydney. He runs a series of courses with St Vincent’s Hospital every year to further rhinologic education and training in Australia.

Dr Jennifer Lee
Speciality:  ORL, Head and Neck Surgery
35 Fourth Avenue
Eastwood, NSW, 2122
Phone:  02 9874 2432   
Dr Tsu-Hui (Hubert) Low
Speciality:  ORL, Head and Neck Surgery
Subspeciality:  Head and Neck Oncology/ Reconstruction, Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery, Sleep Apnoea Surgery
Suite 5/35 Fourth Ave
Eastwood, NSW, 2122
Phone:  02 9874 2432   Fax:  9874 8159   
Dr Hubert Low B Sc (Hons) MBBS (Hons) FRACS is an Otolaryngology Head and Neck (ORL HN) Surgeons. He completed his ORL HN in 2013. He then undertook further post-fellowship training at Royal Perth Hospital, WA (in Head and Neck Oncology/ Sleep Surgery), Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan (Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgery) and Victoria Hospital, London Ontario, Canada (Head and Neck Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery/ Transoral Robotic Surgery).

Hubert has a major interest in Head and Neck Oncology/ Reconstruction, Thyroid/ Parathyroid conditions, Sleep surgery, as well as general ENT conditions. He is currently appointed at Macquarie University Hospital, Hunters Hill Private Hospital and the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse. He is an active member of the Head and Neck Multidisciplinary team and Facial Nerve Disorder Clinic at the Lifehouse. He published extensively in the field of head and neck oncology and thyroid/ parathyroid pathology. He is currently involved in the medical school teaching for both University of Sydney and University of Western Sydney.

Hubert recently started consulting at Fourth Avenue ENT, Eastwood. He is happy to assist in any ENT, Thyroid/ parathyroid or Head and Neck oncology related enquiries. He can be contact on 02 9874 2432 or

Associate Professor Carsten Palme
Speciality:  ORL, Head and Neck Surgery
Subspeciality:  Adult & Paediatric ENT Disorders, Thyroid & Parathyroid Surgery, Salivary Gland Disorders, Voice & Laser Surgery, Head & Neck Cancer
Team:  Head & Neck Oncology
Suite G22, Norwest Medical Centre 9 Norbrik Drive
Bella Vista, NSW, 2153
Phone:  1300 552 665   Fax:  02 8089 1025   Website:

Associate Professor Carsten Palme is an otolaryngology head and neck surgeon at Macquarie University Hospital. His clinical interests include adult and paediatric ear, nose and throat disorders, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, voice and laser surgery, salivary gland disorders, and head and neck cancer.

After attending medical school at the University of Sydney, Associate Professor Palme completed four years of advanced training in otolaryngology head and neck surgery and obtained his Fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2002. He completed post-training fellowships in the American Head and Neck Society's Head and Neck Oncology Program at the University of Toronto, Canada, and in Laser Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Göttingen, Germany.

Associate Professor Palme is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and a member of the Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, the Australian and New Zealand Society of Head and Neck Surgery and the American Head and Neck Surgery Society.

Associate Professor Nirmal Patel
Speciality:  ORL, Head and Neck Surgery
Subspeciality:  Ear Surgery, Lateral Skull Base Surgery, Cochlear Implantation
Team:  Head & Neck Oncology
Lower North Shore (Neutral Bay) Northwest (Bella Vista)
Phone:  02 8882 9477   Fax:  02 8824 8414   Email:   

Associate Professor Patel completed medical school and otolaryngology training in Sydney. He then pursued nearly three years of advanced ear surgery training in the US, completing otology/neurotology fellowships at New York University and the University of Utah. His graduating thesis was in stem cell therapy of the inner ear. Associate Professor Patel's current interests include cochlear implants, acoustic neuroma surgery, otosclerosis, cholesteatoma and chronic ear infections. He also has a particular interest in children's ear, nose and throat disorders including sleep disordered breathing, ear infections and glue ear (otitis media with effusion). 

As well as working at Macquarie University Hospital, Associate Professor Patel holds appointments at Royal North Shore Hospital, North Shore Private and Norwest Private Hospitals. He has published more than 20 articles, presented in over 50 national and international meetings and regularly teaches scholars, registrars, residents, interns and medical students. More recently, Associate Professor Patel introduced minimally invasive endoscopic ear surgery to Macquarie University Hospital after undertaking further training in North America. Endoscopic ear surgery allows nearly scarless ear surgery with less pain and quicker healing times. He is also Director of the Kolling Deafness Research Centre, based at Macquarie University and the University of Sydney.

He is a member of the Indigenous Health Committee for the Royal Australiasian College of Surgeons and performs indigenous outreach work in remote New South Wales.


Associate Professor Nirmal Patel's Ear Surgery youtube channel can be viewed at: 

Dr Mark Smith
Speciality:  ORL, Head and Neck Surgery
Subspeciality:  General Adult and Paediatric ENT; Head and Neck Surgery - Oncology, Skin Cancer, Thyroid, Parathyroid, Salivary Gland
Team:  Head & Neck Oncology
Macquarie University Clinic Suite 402, Level 4
2 Technology Place , Macquarie University, NSW, 2109
Phone:  02 9812 3955   

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